WR 121 : English Composition

Focuses on academic writing as a means of inquiry. Uses critical reading, discussion and the writing process to explore ideas, develop cultural awareness and formulate positions. Emphasizes development of a variety of strategies to present evidence in support of a thesis.

Students write 3500-4500 words of revised, final draft copy, including at least one essay of at least 1000 words that integrates research. Students meet with the instructor for two out-of-class conferences. 


Or placement into WR 121.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of WR121 with a “C” or higher, students will be able to:

  • Read closely to determine a writer’s purpose and perspective.
  • Formulate questions to explore the way that a variety of texts communicate meaning.
  • Write for a variety of clearly defined purposes, audiences and contexts.
  • Write clear and coherent essays that demonstrate a logical development of ideas and incorporate evidence in support of a thesis
  • Begin to locate, evaluate and use information effectively and ethically to develop an informed position and encourage intellectual curiosity.

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Grading Options

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