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HSC 085
Writing Fundamentals


Credits: 1- 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

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Lecture Hours:50


Description
Students will work on skill development in writing. Using the writing process, students will practice expository and persuasive writing aimed at a variety of audiences. Students will prepare for success on the High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) writing examination required for high school graduation in Washington state. To do so, students will use resources developed by the Washington state Office of State Superintendent of Instruction (OSPI), including portions of a four week curriculum designed for HSPE test takers.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate understanding of different writing forms, particularly persuasive and expository.
  • Apply a variety of introduction, conclusion, and transition strategies.
  • Write a manageable thesis and maintain consistent focus.
  • Use persuasive writing strategies, such as Causal Chain, Concession/Rebuttal, and Problem/Solution.
  • Using the State of Washington writing rubric, we will continually hold up writing pieces to the 1-4 range, with the understanding that a 3 meets state standards.

  • Course Topics
  • Topic Selection.
  • The Writing Process.
  • Paragraph Structure.
  • Elaboration.
  • Grammar Review/Common Errors.
  • Sentence Structure.
  • Punctuation.
  • Moving from Paragraph to Essay (Introductions, Conclusions, Transitions).
  • Writing to Explain.
  • Writing to Persuade.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    HSC 085
    Fall 2014
    1776
    Brian Gabbard
    HSC 085
    Fall 2013
    1776
    Brian Gabbard
    HSC 085
    Fall 2012
    1663
    Brian Gabbard


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.