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Writing for College and Beyond

  • Program: Online
  • Course Code: CEEL0962

This course is expected to run but has not yet been scheduled.

Course Description

Are you ready to start writing the way college students write? Challenge yourself intellectually and creatively as you explore writing as a form of inquiry, and a part of social conversation.

The first half of this course offers you the chance to think carefully about writing narrative prose, which is in effect a form of storytelling. Thus you begin the course thinking carefully about what matters to you and why, while writing in a form that resists conventional structures. The second half of the course explores expository writing: making a debatable claim and defending that claim through careful analytic reasoning. The challenge here is not simply to write with clarity and cohesion but to develop an interesting, engaging argument. Gaining fluency in these two modes will prepare you well for all manner of academic and life writing.

* Develop a clearer, more confident approach to writing.
* Practice speaking from a distinct voice.
* Arrive at an understanding of what it means to write well and why that matters.
* Learn to write lively, informative essays.
* Develop critical reading skills through the study of cultural and literary texts.
* Become versed in collegial discourse through group discussion, peer review, and revision processes required of college writers.

Instructors of each section may vary to maintain small, writing workshop-style class sizes.

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Coursework requirements: This course requires approximately 10 hours of coursework per week.

You will need the following to participate in this online course:
• Computer with internet access and browser
• Headphones or speakers

Course Fee: $1395

Enrollment deadlines:
First course run: June 30
Second course run: July 14

You might also be interested in: Composing the Academic Essay (on campus course), Writing the Analytic Essay (on campus course), Putting Yourself Into Words (on campus course)