Based on the assumptions that writing is a way of thinking and the process of writing is an act of discovery, the goals of the CIA's writing program are to help students think, read, and write critically. Through these interrelated activities, students will learn to develop and communicate ideas about focused subjects for particular audiences in a clear, convincing manner. This course proceeds from College Writing to further develop students' abilities to read and think critically and write clearly. Students will compose persuasive, well-developed, and clearly organized essays that synthesize, document, and respond to sources in building arguments. In addition, students will develop a substantial research project that demonstrates the information literacy skills required to find, evaluate, and make appropriate use of primary and secondary materials relevant to their topics.
College Writing (LITC-100).