- Instructor feedback on students’ written work
- General principles of paragraph and essay development
- Required readings as a basis for writing assignments
- Peer review workshops
- Grammar, pre-writing and revision exercises
- In-class and out-of-class writing
Successful students should be able to
- write clearly and correctly
- apply principles of unity, coherence, and emphasis in their writing
- develop a paragraph using a topic sentence and supporting evidence
- develop an essay using a thesis statement
- plan, evaluate, revise, edit and proofread their writing
- begin to incorporate readings or other source materials into their writing.
A minimum of seven evaluations including at least two paragraphs and two short essays.
Fifteen percent or more of the evaluated work for the course must be completed in class.
Sample reading list:
Lipschutz et al, The Canadian Writer’s Workplace