Developmental Writing

Examine the fundamental process, theories, and methods that will help enhance your overall writing ability. This non-credit college prep course prepares you to meet basic college-level writing requirements.

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Developmental Writing

$79

Plus membership

NA Credits

All courses include:

eTextbooks

2 to 3-day turnaround for grading

Multiple chances to improve your grade

On-demand tutoring & writing center

Student support 7 days a week

$79

Plus membership

NA Credits

All courses include:

eTextbooks

2 to 3-day turnaround for grading

Multiple chances to improve your grade

On-demand tutoring & writing center

Student support 7 days a week

Developmental Writing

$79

Plus membership

NA Credits

About This Course

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Developmental Writing examines the fundamental process, theories, and methods needed to enhance your overall writing ability. This college prep course provides various strategies for writing within multiple disciplines and professions. Learn the basic principles of effective college-level writing, including drafting and revising sentences, paragraphs, and essays. This online Developmental Writing course prepares you to meet basic college-level writing requirements.

Course Outcomes

Appreciate the skill of writing as a form of critical thinking.

Describe the steps in the writing process.

Define “draft” and identify key differences between writing a first and final draft.

Revise paragraphs and essays to be clear and concise.

Edit sentences to improve clarity and eliminate errors.

Use appropriate and vivid word choices to express ideas.

Develop and explain the differences between a topic sentence and a thesis statement.

Develop sensory details and write a descriptive narrative paragraph.

Create a relationship between causes and effects; write a cause and effect paragraph.

Develop a strong definition paragraph through contrast, explanation, and other techniques.

Write a comparison and contrast essay using subject-by-subject or point-by-point methods.

Compose an original argument essay that acknowledges and appeals to the audience’s viewpoint.

Identify and describe the main factors for developing a good résumé and cover letter.

Respond to essay exam prompts clearly and concisely.

Explain the research process and conduct research to explore a specific topic.

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Course Text

Prefer the hard copy? Simply purchase from your favorite textbook reseller; you will still get the eTextbook for free. This course does not require an eTextbook

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