Expository writing in an academic setting imposes specific demands on the high school and college student. Writing clear prose that presents a position in a compelling manner is a fundamental skill not only for college work but for every citizen participating in civil discourse in a democracy.
Using a proven sequence of exercises, students will learn how to identify different kinds of essay questions, organize evidence in an orderly manner, avoid logical fallacies and vague generalizations, and proofread their final drafts for common errors.
Students who required a self-paced asynchronous approach or wish to focus first on specific grammatical skills should consider the Cursus scriptorum course.
Course Website: Writing for the College-bound
Instructor: Christe McMenomy
Starts: September 7, 2021
Ends: June 10, 2022
Friday 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET
Practical Grammar (Scholars Online summer course), acceptable work in Cursus Scriptorum, or the equivalent. Students will need to offer a writing sample before being admitted to the course.
Students must have a fundamental grasp of basic grammar and syntax.
Textbooks and MaterialsThere are no textbook or materials currently required for this course. Check instructor's notes above for additional information, or contact the instructor.
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Classes start August 31, 2020. Enroll by August 20 to attend orientation to avoid late enrollment fees.