Senior Lecture, Director of the Writing Program
Online Course Offered:
This online course will prepare you for the writing and reading assignments you will encounter in the university and beyond. Not surprisingly, you can expect to be doing a lot of writing, and several different kinds of writing. This writing will require close observation, critical reading and analysis; improving your writing skills will also require working on your thinking. You will learn to use writing as a means to discover, develop, test, and refine ideas, techniques for expressing and organizing those ideas effectively and clearly, and the expectations of effective, ethical, and accurate integration, citation, and documentation of (mostly written) sources. You will also be working with different modes and forms of writing for a variety of settings, audiences, and purposes. Much of this writing will involve working online in discussion forums and blogs as an essential part of producing more formal academic papers.
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In this course, you will learn to:
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In addition to a series of papers involving summary, analysis, and synthesis of sources, students will engage in a number of activities to develop their skills as readers, thinkers, and writers:
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Instructor: Douglas Swartz, Ph.D.
Office: Hawthorn Hall 415
Phone: (219) 980-6569