This course is designed for students who wish to develop their writing skills at a formal, academic level. We will focus on strategies to formulate a strong thesis, develop and cite supporting arguments, summarize and counter opposing arguments, transition between arguments, and introduce and conclude essays in an interesting and appropriate manner. Writing assignments will involve research topics dealing with a wide range of social issues.
Required Text: Mejia et al. Miradas. NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.