Introduction to Writing (WRTG 101S, 3 Credits)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications.) Practice in effective writing and clear thinking at all levels, including the sentence and paragraph, with emphasis on the essay and the integration of research into one's writing. An intensive review of grammar is provided. Focus is on organizing, developing, and writing academic essays. The goal is to apply specific steps within the writing process, including formulating purpose, identifying an audience, selecting and using research resources and methods of development, and completing other rhetorical tasks. Revision and recursive writing practice are emphasized and encouraged. Assignments include a comparison-contrast analysis, a cause-effect analysis, a research-supported essay, and a final reflective paper. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 101, ENGL 101X, WRTG 100, WRTG 101, WRTG 101S, or WRTG 101X.