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SGarza: WelcomeToENGL3301

WELCOME to this writing community. The main objective of this class is to help you gain the skills needed to think through writing tasks, analyze the audience(s) involved, secure various types of resources, generate documents, and present those documents in an effective manner. You will work collaboratively with your classmates and possibly subject matter experts to benefit from the competencies that each one of you brings to this writing and learning community as we work on various writing projects. And I as the teacher will function as an active participant in the projects as well. I will work with you as you make decisions during many stages of the writing projects, but I will not give you the answers for each decision. You will gather information and use tools to help you make these decisions.

All of the students in this class bring some type of expertise that we can use as we make these decisions. You will also increase your knowledge as you learn about writing in your future workplaces, request information, study and respond to the ideas of other writers, search for many types of information (both traditional sources and online sources as well), and interact with your peers. YOUR ROLE as a student is to make important decisions and choices based on the information you gather and interpret. You will work as an independent and active learner in a collaborative environment.

The main objective of this class is to help you gain the skills needed in order to be a good writer and thinker in the workplace. If you have problems with writing, do not like writing, or have phobias about writing, hopefully this class will help. If you keep up with the work, even though it may be difficult at times, you will probably see a big difference at the end of the class and hopefully have a much different attitude toward writing.

Course Objectives and Outcomes' By becoming aware of the writing required to be successful in the workplace and analyzing different types of writing, you will gain an understanding of the following concepts and be able to apply them to multiple writing situations:

You will understand and use these elements by writing and working with the following types of writing:

Writing Workshop This class is designed as a hands-on writing workshop class. You will have an active role as you work on the phases of each project and respond to the work of your classmates and the feedback you receive on your work. This class is designed to give you experiences that are similar to those you will experience in the workplace so you may also receive feedback from others outside the class. The work is on-going and hands-on. Writing is an active process and the more you actively participate, the better results you will see in your writing progress.

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