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Some Introductory Info

First year writing courses like this one can take many different forms. This course, as you probably know, counts as the second of two courses that are meant to prepare you to be good writers throughout your college career. Courses you take later, probably as part of your major, will help prepare you for the kind of writing you will do after you graduate. In this course we will be taking a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) focus. Or you may also think of it as a Writing in the Disciplines (WID) focus. So the main focus of the course is learning more about writing and how to become a better/more aware writer. Our focus will be on the kind of writing you will do in your discipline (think major for right now).

I'm sure when you all read the syllabus that you paid lots of attention to the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for the course. Basically SLOs are the things we want you to be able to do when you finish a course. Let's take another quick look at the SLOs for this course. (This info will also be useful as you complete the Reflection Journal. Another way to think about this, is that thinking about the SLOs for the course may help you to better understand why you are doing what you are doing in the course.

Student Learning Outcomes for English 1302 Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the transfer of, deepening of, and growth in:

So what do these SLOs mean in layman's terms.

These are important concepts, so keep them in mind as we work through the course. And at the end of the course you will hopefully have "transfer of, deepening of, and growth in" knowing what they mean.

Your Assignment

Read the following:

Post a response to the readings in the Blackboard Discussion Forum. Your response should include the following:

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