Instruction and practice in critical reading and response. Students distinguish between constructing meaning and collecting information; analyze claims, perspectives, and inferences; and compose shorter arguments based on textual evidence. Composing, revising and editing strategies provided with basic methods of reference.
Instruction and practice in composing analytical, source-based arguments. Critical reading and discussion are modeled after scholarly inquiry. Students develop several multi-draft, documented writing projects. Structural and stylistic revision strategies supplement attention to genre to build rhetorical awareness and adaptive strategies for writing.