Composition I will introduce you to various kinds of writing tasks that you will encounter as a university student. You will learn writing strategies for various situations and audiences, and you will be given opportunities to practice and develop techniques for inventing, drafting, revising and editing your writing.
This class is all about improving your writing skills related to organization, content, idea development, grammatical mechanics, writing style and format integration.
Easy Writer: A Pocket Reference with 2009 MLA & 2010 APA Update. 4th edition, Lunsford (Note: This book will be useful for the rest of your academic career!)
As a part of this course, you will meet the following SNU General Education Learning Outcome that states “SNU students”
…can construct rational arguments based on solid evidence acquired from appropriate sources and through the use of the best available methods and can communicate those arguments clearly and concisely using sound rhetorical strategies in both speech and writing. (Effective Communication)
Overview of Course Assignments, Objectives, Activities, Points:
Remember, this course uses weighted grading. Even though Major Writing Assignments may have less points available, it actually contributes more to your total grade. The gradebook will be kept current so you are always aware of where you stand.
If you need assistance with a learning, physical or psychological disability that may affect your academic progress, you are encouraged to contact the Academic Center for Excellence, Disability Services at (405)491-6694 (M-F 8:00-5:00). All students are encouraged to seek assistance from ACE, the Southern Nazarene University Academic Center for Excellence (LRC #309).