Aug 15th 2016

English Composition (edX)

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Improve your writing skills in this comprehensive introduction to English composition credit-eligible course.

Language, and the ability to communicate effectively are critical skills in the global economy. Writing and composition are vital to communicating your ideas clearly.

This introductory writing course will help you develop and express ideas effectively for a variety of purposes, audiences and occasions.

During the course, you will complete several major written projects, along with a reflection for each project. For each project, you can decide what level of technology you wish to use.

If you wish to earn university credit for the course we will ask you to complete a portfolio in which you demonstrate what you have learned. Specifically, you will address what you have learned in the course and provide evidence that you have acquired the skills and knowledge taught during the course. Credit earned will count as ASU’s First-Year Composition course however, it is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit.

What you'll learn:

- Rhetorical Knowledge: how to craft your writing to meet the needs of specific audiences for specific purposes.

- Critical Thinking: how to make decisions about what to include and not include in your writing.

- Writing Processes: how to use invention, research, drafting, revising, and editing in your writing.

- Knowledge of Conventions: how to use various formats and stylistic choices, including genre conventions.

- Digital Technology: how to use diverse technologies to write more effectively and efficiently.

- Habits of Mind: how to benefit from curiosity, openness, engagement, creativity, persistence, responsibility, flexibility, and reflection.