WR 123: English Composition

Credits 3
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Uses extensive research writing to develop skills in critical analysis and documented argument. Students synthesize their considered response to designated text(s) and/or issues with the reactions of other writers. Includes paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting, and documenting using style appropriate to discipline researched.

Course Outcomes

Outcomes for this course require working through multiple drafts of several pieces of writing with time to separate the acts of writing and revising; in addition, the reading outcomes require time to read, reread, reflect, respond, interpret, analyze, and evaluate.
Upon completion of WR 123 with a "C" or better, student will be able to:

  • Successfully organize and manage an extended, research-based, thesis-centered essay of 3500-4000 words or an equivalent in shorter essays using MLA, APA, or other appropriate documentation styles
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving in the context of research by showing observational skills, drawing reasonable inferences from a variety of sources, perceiving and establishing relationships among multiple sources, and analyzing the structure and organization of sources and own writing
  • Independently locate, examine, select, evaluate, and use various sources, including electronic sources
  • Practice and demonstrate skills necessary to research writing, such as paraphrase, summary, and use of direct quotation
  • Articulate own problem solving process and self-assessment; demonstrate the ethics of research by identifying and avoiding plagiarism
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