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Writing 90

Course Number: WR 90
Transcript Title: Writing 90
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: December 19, 2014
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit


Placement into WR 90 and RD 90

Course Description

Instruction includes sentence structure, paragraph and essay development, and written expression. Students can expect to increase working vocabulary and improve skills in basic communications. Prerequisite: Placement into WR 90 and RD 90. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

  1. Communicate in writing using a variety of sentence structures, paragraphs, and short forms that emphasize correct grammar, punctuation, coherence, and clarity.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking in written responses to text.
  3. Recognize and utilize pre-writing steps for composing a good essay.
  4. Utilize basic word processing in writing.
  5. Demonstrate successful college student behaviors.
  6. Perform successfully in Writing 115.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Grammar and punctuation practice exercises
  2. Paragraph Development practice exercises
  3. Written critical response to reading
  4. Final typed essays
  5. The following additional measures are encouraged:
    1. Graded homework assignments
    2. Written group projects
    3. Written responses to outside activities
    4. A writing journal
    5. In-class activities and participation

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Grammar and punctuation usage in sentences
  • Simple, complex, and compound sentences usage in paragraph development
  • Appropriate use of support in fully developed essays


  • Punctuation and capitalization
  • Grammar
  • Paragraph Development
  • The Writing Process
  • The Essay
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Word Processing