Fundamentals of Writing and Grammar (EDCP 103, 3 Credits)
(Does not fulfill the general education requirement in communications. Recommended as preparation for WRTG 101, WRTG 101S, or upper-level writing courses.) A review of basic writing skills. The objective is to apply specific steps within the writing process; write effective sentences, paragraphs, and short essays; and edit writing for grammar and punctuation. Topics include the writing process; strategies for developing academic paragraphs and essays; and key aspects of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Practice in refining writing skills is provided. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: EDCP 103, EDCP 103X, ENGL 100, or WRTG 100.