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Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing

As an English language student, do you want to read at a higher level, write more clearly, and improve your grammar? This interactive, asynchronous online course focuses on reading and writing for general and academic purposes. You will read a wide variety of texts, with a focus on critical, intensive, and extensive reading. You also will practice writing in various genres, such as persuasive, summary/response, and narrative, while reviewing advanced grammar topics. Throughout the semester, you will receive personalized feedback from your instructor and have regular opportunities for one-on-one conferences.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Increased control of low-frequency and complex sentence structures, academic vocabulary, and American English rhetorical patterns
  • Improved clarity when writing in English
  • The ability to summarize, compare, contrast, and discuss ideas from texts, lectures, discussions, films, visual materials, and other media in English
  • The skills to support a critical opinion in a multi-paragraph essay
  • The ability to understand and interpret academic and professional texts in English with increased accuracy

Ideal for

  • Nonnative speakers of English
  • Advanced-level students of English looking to further their professional, academic, and personal goals

1 section

  • Fall 2021

    • Section

      001
    • Semester

      Fall 2021
    • Date

      Nov 1 - Dec 15
    • Day

      Self-Paced
    • Time

      Self-Paced
      • Online
    • Format

      Online
      • Online
    • Sessions

      N/A
    • Faculty

      Tarpey, Tara
    • Location

      Self-Paced