ENC 1101 – Writing Academic Arguments

General Education Credit: Composition
College Credit: 3

About The Course

This course examines the rhetorical and practical elements of writing effective arguments for contemporary academic audiences.

As we practice our argumentative skills through the theme of writing for social change, we will also improve our critical thinking through reading, writing, and discussion, and will attend to basic research skills, including documentation and avoiding plagiarism. Additionally, we will examine and practice academic conventions of word choice, sentence structure and variation, and paragraph formation.

Course Goals

By the end of ENC 1101, students will be able to:

  • Plan, draft, revise, edit, and proofread forms of argumentative essays.
  • Read, write, and think critically.
  • Adapt writing to different audiences, purposes, and contexts.
  • Use evidence to effectively support argumentative claims or theses.
  • Write an organized, logical argument.
  • Avoid plagiarism.
  • Write coherent, cohesive, and clear paragraphs.
  • Create direct, grammatically correct sentences.
  • Demonstrate a clear, graceful writing style.

Satisfied High School Graduation Requirement Subject: Composition
High School Credit: 1.0