further develop your analytical thinking skills and
help you become more aware of and more fully develop
your own approach to the writing process, including attention to revision.
develop a sense of audience (to whom you are writing
and for what purpose) by examining and writing about published texts written
for different audiences.
use writing as a way of clarifying thinking and becoming
a more informed reader
expand your awareness of yourself as a person and
as a writer.
write effective and interesting prose. Prose can
be correct but boring and lose the reader's interest. Prose can also be
interesting but so muddied by unclear focus, incorrect grammar, punctuation,
etc., that it loses its effectiveness.
stretch your boundaries - risking to try new approaches,
work cooperatively with others on group projects
and becoming an adept responder to others' writing.
use computers to: research information in your major
via the Internet and electronic databases; read and critique online readings;
conduct our primary class "business;" share writing and "talk" to each
other via computer-mediated communication
become familiar with the writing (hard copy and cyber
copy) in your major by interviewing professionals, examining and analyzing
various compositions in your field of study
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