Composition II focuses on the reading, writing, critical thinking, and research skills students need to participate effectively in academic discussions and debates. The course explores topics in writing studies through an examination of primary and secondary sources. The course culminates in a position essay that contributes to an academic discussion of a topic.
• Students will accurately read, summarize, and analyze academic sources with particular attention to rhetorical context.
• Students will critically evaluate information and its sources and will use information honestly and effectively to engage complex topics.
• Students will write with focus and purpose for a specific academic audience, employing the writing conventions such as types of evidence, organization, tone, and sentence-level prose appropriate for this audience.
•Students will understand that writing is a flexible process that includes drafting, revising based on feedback, and editing.
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