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2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEN 123 - College Writing Success Strategies

(3 credits)
In this course, students will review the basics of writing paragraphs and essays and gain a foundation of source integration. Students will read information from a limited number of sources, summarize, and incorporate key information into their own papers. This course accustoms students to the demands of academic courses regarding writing essays based on the topics learned and read in class. It will also introduce areas of research such as citation and references but with a controlled, limited number of sources. A five-page informative essay, a summary/response and a critical analysis are required. Throughout the writing assignments, students will focus on their sentence structure and word choice and gain a better control of grammatical structures necessary for university work. This course meets three hours a week in which students will complete many writing activities, and they will be expected to do the homework assigned. Prerequisite(s):  Students entering this course must have completed and passed Level 4 of the IEP or obtained a proficiency score on the iTEP (or another language assessment). Students can also be placed into these courses based on assessments such as standardized testing scores. Fall, Spring, Summer. Required for IEP program students; others by approval of the Director for the Center for Academic Success.