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EFFECTIVE ACADEMIC WRITING (EDU-232042)

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Course Description:


This eight-week course examines key types of academic writing (e.g., critique, review, essay, reflection) and key elements of style that writers manipulate to create effective writing (e.g., sentence structure, paragraph creation, diction, language choice). Although the course will provide the chance to work on basic academic writing concepts (e.g., creating a thesis, researching and documenting sources), the focus will be on extending this learning to different types of academic writing and making writing more precise, concise and interesting. This course will provide students with the opportunity to apply and refine basic college writing processes to create effective academic prose.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Basic Communication.

For CDL students, this course also fulfills part of the required 4 credits in educational planning.

Students obtaining Federal Direct loans: If you are only taking 8 week courses during the Summer term your student loans may be reduced or cancelled. Please visit our Web site at www.esc.edu/FinancialServices for more information.


This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Lower Level
Credits: 2
Meets General Education Requirement In: Basic Communication-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Spring 2. Summer. Fall 1. Fall 2.

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