Writing Better English shows how an author’s point of view and choice of language determine style and influence the meaning of written communication. The course also covers more advanced grammatical principles and the application of sentence structure to improve written communication depending on one’s purpose of narration, description, explanation, or persuasion. Special topics include academic outlining and an orientation to research, report, and summary writing.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1.Identify stylistic differences in things you read.2.Construct your writing to various audiences and purposes.3.Employ spelling rules to avoid common spelling errors.4.Identify verbals, phrases, and clauses, and use a variety of them in your writing.5.Examine forms of sentences, and use them to add diversity to your writing.6.State three basic elements of a good paragraph, and show your understanding by writing effective paragraphs.7.Discuss four basic purposes of writing.8.Demonstrate the principles of paraphrase and precis and standard formats of documentation, which may be applied in research and report writing.
Mode of Study
•Lecture•Video (in progress)•Student interaction •Professor of Record Interaction•Hands on
•100 objective multiple choice questions•Online or pencil and paper•Project•Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses•Student Learning Requirement •Passmark 70%•