Course Summary
Credit Type:
ACE Course Number:
24 weeks (126 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 study skills


The course objective is for students to learn the writing process through critical reading, writing, and research skills at the college level.

Learning Outcomes:

  • identify and practice habits for success, identify and apply critical thinking skills
  • define successful approaches towards college-level writing tasks
  • evaluate various types of reading material, reading strategies, and summary skills for reading comprehension
  • describe and evaluate basic features of rhetorical modes, such as narrative, comparison, and definition
  • analyze logical structures in argument
  • describe and apply the steps of the writing process
  • describe and apply the steps of the research writing process
  • apply the rules of grammar to write correctly

General Course Topics:

  • Critical thinking
  • Writing in college
  • Computer-based writing
  • Reading strategies
  • Using vocabulary
  • Logic and structure
  • Supporting claims
  • Summary skills
  • Steps of the writing process
  • Finding sources
  • Source analysis
  • Writing ethically
  • Citations
  • Grammar elements
  • Voice
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers
  • Proctored Final Examination

Minimum Passing Score:

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