This is a Concurrent Enrollment Course, offering both high school credit through Wasatch High School and college credit through Utah Valley University. Credit from this course is transferable to all colleges and universities in the state of Utah. Contact the receiving institution for how the credits will be applied.
Teaches rhetorical knowledge and skills, focusing on critical reading, writing, and thinking. Introduces writing for specific academic audiences and situations. Emphasizes writing as a process through multiple drafts and revisions. In addition to major essay assignments, may include in-class writing and collaboration, research writing, journals, and portfolios.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
1. Demonstrate rhetorical awareness of audience, purpose, context, and genres in written and oral forums (papers and class discussions).
2. Demonstrates critical reading, writing, and thinking skills, learning to inquire into issues and problems, explore and interrogate multiple perspectives, negotiate meanings across a diverse array of positions, and problematize oversimplifications.
3. Demonstrate use of process as an integral component of college-level writing, including the social aspects of writing process (e.g. peer response).
4. Demonstrate knowledge of conventions of academic writing and research.
5. Craft well-reasoned written and oral arguments derived from personal and public inquiry.
6. Demonstrate the ability to complicate problematic, clichéd notions of interpretation and articulation.
7. Formulate thesis statements that clearly express the intended central idea of the text.
8. Organize paragraphs, with clear topic sentences, into a sequence that develops a thesis to a reasonable, well-supported conclusion.
9. Document sources according to MLA format.
10. Integrate their own ideas with those of others.