Continues introduction to the principles of argument, including critical thinking, analytical reading skills, and research and writing skills needed for academic writing. Also covers skills for managing the writing process and how to transfer learning to other disciplinary contexts of writing.
This course is intended to be an introduction to college-level writing. I define "college-level writing" as writing that is rooted in both personal experience and a thorough understanding of source texts. Therefore, this course is focused on helping students learn to make responsible and creative use of other people’s writing as a means of explicating their own ideas. In 131 we will practice certain formal conventions of academic writing, but we will also attend to the trickier problem of finding something to say.
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