College Readiness and Mathematics Division Fall 2012
Developmental Writing 0091-4402 3 Credit Hours
Classes meet MTWRFSU Internet Course
Professor: Caitlin S. Stanford
Office Hours: MTWR 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., F 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Course Description: This course focuses specifically on the writing process and development of fundamental writing skills, such as idea generation, organization, style, utilization of Standard English, and revision. Course topics include inventing, drafting, revising, and editing multi-paragraph papers. Course activities will be designed to improve your reading skills, develop your thinking skills, improve your research skills, and improve your attitude toward the writing process. Exercises will be designed to give guidance and practice in sentence structure, paragraph building, and essay construction. Opportunities will be provided to test and refine skills and to apply these skills to your own work. Learning laboratories are located on campus to provide additional assistance.
Course Rationale: The Developmental Writing courses introduce writing strategies to be used over and over again in the typical transfer credit courses at Eastfield College. Developmental Writing courses prepare each student for the types of college-level writing that will be expected of him/her in the near future. The writing strategies focused on in this course will be further refined in English 1301 and 1302. Since writing skills will be demanded of college students both in and out of college, Developmental Writing courses prepare each student to succeed in her/his college work and, subsequently, in his/her career. In this course, students will learn to adjust their writing processes to various time and audience constraints. This skill will help students cope successfully with essay tests, term papers, and paragraphs, as well as reports and...