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Roush Course Descriptions

Writing 121 English Composition

WR 121 is designed to help you develop and strengthen your academic writing skills and prepare you for other writing you will do at Oregon State. Our emphasis in WR 121 is on the process of writing which includes reading and research, critical thinking, prewriting, drafting, and multiple revisions. Because the final product is important, much of our class time will be spent on this multi-step process. Attendance and participation are vital and are required for success in this class. Instructor conferences and peer review as well as consultation with the Writing Center will guide your various drafts. An Information Literacy Portfolio will boost skills in finding, evaluating, integrating, and using a wide variety of sources ethically and powerfully, especially with regard to changing technologies.

Writing 327 Technical Writing

Technical Writing (WR 327) will prepare you to produce instructive, informative, and persuasive documents aimed at well-defined and achievable outcomes. Technical documents are precise, concise, logically organized, and based on factual information. The purpose and target audience of each document determine the style that an author chooses, including document layout, vocabulary, sentence and paragraph structure, and visuals. To this end, this course will teach processes for analyzing “writing contexts” and producing effective, clean, and reader-centered documents in an efficient manner. You can expect to gather, read, and present the technical content of your field to various audiences in attractive, error-free copy, as well as to learn strategies for presenting that content orally.

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