This course develops students' ability to edit their own writing and to identify high-frequency, non-idiomatic uses of English. Intensive practice will be provided for students according to their individual needs.
In this two-credit workshop, you will not only develop the ability to edit your own writing for grammatical correctness and precise word choice but also develop a knowledge of the wide range of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary options available when composing and revising--and how those choices may affect the reader. You will work to expand the active academic vocabulary readily available to you when composing and revising, including a focus on discipline-specific—or otherwise personally-tailored—vocabulary building. You will have intensive, individualized practice editing writing you are composing for other courses—enabling you to cultivate effective self-editing strategies.
NOTE: This is not a composition class. While you will do some short in- and out-of-class writing, the purpose of these single sentences or paragraphs is to assess strengths and weaknesses in your grammar, style, and vocabulary choices, as well as to practice self-editing strategies. Thus, you will also need to bring in your writing from other courses.