5. Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, students will:

1. use prewriting strategies to choose and narrow a topic, to generate and organize ideas

and to plan an essay;

2. draft an essay that expresses a main point and provides detailed development and support for that point;

3. revise writing to achieve coherence, unity and clarity;

4. edit writing to correct mechanical errors;

5. produce finished essays which express a main point, provide detailed development, clearly communicate ideas, and come to an effective closure. The essay will also follow the rules of standard written English;

6. critique their own writing and the writings of others;

7. use research procedures to produce a documented paper using MLA format;

8. write successful essays within the confines of a time limit;

9. exhibit the ability to think critically and analytically and to reason logically in their writing;

10. recognize that composition skills from this course apply to other writing situations and enhance life-long learning.

General Education Objectives

Students will:

· produce coherent texts within common college-level written forms;

· demonstrate the ability to revise and improve such texts;

· research a topic, develop an argument, and organize supporting details.