Academic Writing | St. Clair College
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This advanced writing breadth course focuses on the elements of academic writing required to meet the needs of a degree program. Emphasis is placed on the application of critical reading skills and writing strategies to generate ideas, collect and organize information, acknowledge sources, develop theses, and apply format, style, and tone appropriate for different purposes and audiences. Students navigate primary and secondary sources when researching to develop structurally and stylistically persuasive writing that is well organized, coherent, and correct. Students prepare portfolio-style assignments in order to apply rhetorical elements in reflective, evaluative, and persuasive forms of writing. Students differentiate between fact and opinion, objectivity and bias, and the principles of sound argument. Techniques explored and skills developed in this course will be applied throughout all levels of the program.