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|ENG W1310 - Reading, Writing, And Inquiry I|
Credit Hours: 2.00 or 3.00. This course teaches skills of critical reading, thinking, and writing to help students meaningfully engage artifacts, events, and issues in our world. The course builds students’ abilities to read written and cultural texts critically; to analyze those texts in ways that engage both students’ own experiences and the perspectives of others; and to write about those texts for a range of audiences and purposes as a means of participating in broader conversations. Assignments emphasize the analysis and synthesis of sources in making and developing claims. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
2.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture
Offered By: Regional Campus Only
Dept Credit, Lower Division
May be offered at any of the following campuses:
IU Fort Wayne
Learning Outcomes: 1. Reading accurately, with attention to details of the assigned readings; learning to interpret the implied meanings and deeper significance of other writers’ ideas. 2. Using examples effectively; summarizing examples from the readings and mobilizing them to build evidence for an argument. 3. Choosing and using quotations effectively. 4. Creating meaningful connections between readings. 5. Developing substantial paragraphs. 6. Organizing an essay so that it progresses logically and coherently from one idea to the next. 7. Constructing a thesis or argument that works from the sources, brings the writer’s own original thought processes to bear, and develops in significance and intellectual engagement throughout the essay. 8. Grammatical flexibility and control; learning to express your ideas with appropriate complexity but also with the clarity and correctness that will allow your readers to understand them.