WR121 English Composition

English Composition focuses on reading, thinking, and writing as means of academic inquiry. Students will gain fluency with key rhetorical concepts and utilize these in a flexible and collaborative writing process. Students will employ academic writing conventions, including formal citations, attending to the constraints of audience, purpose, genre, and discourse community. Composing in two or more nonfiction genres, students will produce 3000-3500 words of revised, final draft copy or an appropriate multimodal analog for this amount of text. If the focus is primarily multimodal, students will produce at least one essay that integrates research and demonstrates an understanding of the role of an assertive thesis in an academic essay of at least 1000 words. Class discussion and other assignments will encourage students to actively reflect on their writing process with the goal of promoting metacognitive awareness and effective transfer of skills gained to future writing scenarios