From the university catalog: "Accelerated practice of college-level writing for qualified students who demonstrate advanced skills of research and argumentation."
In this course students engage in various activities and assignments to advance their critical reading, thinking, and writing abilities. This course focuses on the writing process, and the coursework is designed to assist students at each stage of that process.
The goal is to utilize the steps of the writing process to help student writers plan, create, improve, and share works of writing that synthesize their own thoughts with those of others. In that way, our aim is to prepare you for the kinds of writing you are likely to continue throughout your pursuit of a university degree--writing as a scholar to share your insights in the context of what other scholars have already said about a particular topic.
In order to accomplish these things, we will function as a literacy community this semester, supporting one another in writing and rewriting, in reading and rereading, in thinking and rethinking, in identifying one another's strengths and weaknesses, and in exploring all sorts of literacy issues through our work together both in and out of the classroom.
As Theodore Roosevelt Scholars, you will encourage and support one another in doing these things at a performance level suited to high expectations of academic rigor.