RHET 110

Written Communication I

In order to prepare students for the kinds of writing typically required in college-level courses and in civic discourse, RHET 110 teaches the composition of thesis-driven argumentative essays that respond to important social and academic issues. Using elements of rhetorical theory, students gain practice in composing brief to medium-length arguments that are focused, clearly organized, well supported and based on accurate critical reading of materials assigned by the instructor. Students develop skills in summary, paraphrase, and quotation; incorporating multiple sources in the service of a unified argument; and in addressing multiple points of view. Students are introduced to library research as a tool of academic inquiry and gain practice revising for whole-text coherence, as well as for clarity and correct usage. The minimum passing grade for this course is C-.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: SAT Read HI + SAT Write HI with a minimum score of 1050 or ACT Engl HI + ACT Read HI with a minimum score of 48 or S16 EVIDENCE-BASED READ/WRIT with a minimum score of 580 or RHET 106 with a minimum grade of B+ or RHET 108 or TOEFL Total Score Internet with a minimum score of 100 or IELTS Overall Score with a minimum score of 7.5;