This course introduces the writing process as a key to successful writing in Jones International University® courses. Course content focuses on developing skills to create strong, effective written documents covering topics such as:
- Using techniques associated with pre-writing, planning, and drafting
- Applying revision and editing methods
- Formatting documents
- Incorporating feedback
In the course project, Narrative Essay: Using the Writing Process, students will prepare a well-written, five-paragraph narrative essay using defined techniques and the writing process of pre-writing, planning, purpose, drafting (writing), revising, and editing. Students will select from a list of topics for the course project. Students will also complete a Learning Path and related assignments using MyFoundationsLab, which includes a diagnostic analysis of basic writing skills, skill building in areas that need improvement, and a final examination of the learning that has occurred.
Course Learning Objectives
- Apply the writing process to compose a five-paragraph narrative essay.
- Write, revise, and edit a document so that it is well-organized and demonstrates understanding of the key concepts of audience, topic, and purpose.
- Use basic APA technical and structural formatting for a written document.
This course requires the use of an online assessment and remediation tool for basic writing skills. MyFoundationsLab offers online assessment and remediation for college- and career-readiness skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. AT THIS TIME, MYFOUNDATIONSLAB IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH APPLE IPAD.
It is very important that students purchase the access code for MyFoundationsLab through the JIU bookstore, as the MyFoundationsLab code has been customized for work at JIU. JIU recommends purchasing the 1 year (52 week) access code that will remain active for one year from the date of first use. Students who have previously purchased the 1 year (52 week) access code for MyFoundationsLab work in other JIU courses do not have to purchase the code again unless it has expired. An option also exists for purchasing a 10 week access code that is good for the duration of this course only.