This ENG1101 course introduces concepts of critical writing and thinking along with skills integral to constructing and documenting a college-level essay. As a First Year Learning Community, we will pair with Psychology 1101 to explore the emotional impact of the first year college transition and consider ways to identify and deal with new stressors.

Category: Reading Assignments

Resource 1: “What is Academic Writing?” Writing Spaces, Vol. 2

In “What is Academic Writing?”, L. Lennie Irvin writes directly to new college students and claims, “Your success with academic writing depends upon how well you understand what you are doing as you write and then how you approach the writing task.” She focuses on ways to do both and sets up a good overview of what college students learn in composition courses and what skills you can hope to gain. This essay appeared in the OER text Writing Spaces, Vol. 2.

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