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Intro to Academic Writing: Sample Syllabus

Intro to Academic Writing: Sample Syllabus

This a sample syllabus for a text-book free introductory writing course which I developed as part of the Open Educational Resources Fellowship at Lane Community College. It is fairly closely based on a course that I have taught, while replacing the textbooks and a number of the readings with open access websites such as Purdue OWL, articles available online and through LCC's library databases.  The course emphasizes information literacy and encourages a rhetorical approach to the readings. It is organized around three themed units: "Writing and Literacy," "Media and Technology," and "Work, Economic Equality, and Opportunity." The readings selected for each unit are intended to introduce the students to the topic and serve as a starting point for discussion and the students' own research.... Show More


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