College Writing I

College Writing I will introduce you to thesis-driven academic writing in preparation for advanced courses across the curriculum by familiarizing you with forms and processes of written communication appropriate to college-level audiences. You will place your ideas in conversation with those of others and will learn the necessary strategies for engaging in successful critical dialogue. You will acquire different methods of generating ideas, analyzing, constructing and organizing arguments, comparing and contrasting texts, as well as classifying the writing of others. Importantly, this course aims to empower you with the satisfaction of putting your thoughts accurately onto paper and to demystify the difficulty of writing. By the end of the semester, you will understand how to learn from your weaknesses and how to cultivate and develop your strengths. Our approach will emphasize how writing grounds our thinking and offers invaluable insights about ourselves, others, and the institutions with which we interact.

College Writing I Syllabus