WR 115 : Introduction to Expository Writing

Introduces college level skills in reading critically, exploring ideas, and writing. Covers composing essays which support a thesis through structure appropriate to both thesis and reader and revision for clarity and correctness.

Students write 2000-2500 words of revised, final draft copy, including at least one essay that incorporates source materials and employs MLA citation conventions. Students meet with the instructor for two out-of-class conferences.  Students will be able to work through multiple drafts of several pieces of writing with time to separate the acts of writing and revising.


Or placement into WR 115 and RD 115.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of Writing 115 with a “C” or better, students will be able to:

  • Read to determine a writer’s purpose and perspective.
  • Formulate questions to explore a variety of college?level texts.
  • Write for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts.
  • Write coherent essays that develop ideas in support of a thesis.
  • Develop the ability to paraphrase, summarize, and synthesize information effectively and ethically in order to integrate and connect other writers’ ideas with one’s own.

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