Robin Cedar – English

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What is WR-121?

WR-121 covers the processes and fundamentals of writing expository essays, including structure,
organization and development, diction and style, revision and editing, mechanics and standard
usage required for college-level writing. (PREREQUISITE: Placement by CPT or successful completion of WR115.)

In this class, you learn the basics of standard writing expected of a college student. Primarily, you will learn the skills necessary to be a successful student and a successful critical thinker (in college and beyond). My WR-121 emphasizes rhetorical awareness and critical thinking, observation and empathy, and seeking to satisfy your curiosity! My goal is always to design a course you will find enjoyable (while also learning something along the way).

Learning Outcomes for WR-121

  1. Analyze the rhetorical needs (the interaction of audiences, purpose/outcome, and subject) of a variety of academic and practical writing assignments.
  2. Apply appropriate levels of critical thinking strategies (knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation) in response to the rhetorical needs of an assignment.
  3. Implement appropriate rhetorical elements and organization (introduction, thesis development and support, rebuttal, visuals, narration, conclusion, etc.) in response to the rhetorical needs of an assignment.
  4. Locate, evaluate, and integrate high-quality information and opinion in response to the rhetorical needs of an assignment.
  5. Craft sentences and paragraphs that communicate their ideas clearly and effectively using words, sentence patterns, and writing conventions to make their writing clear, credible, and persuasive.

Sample Syllabus & Course Calendar

Reminder that all information is subject to change when/if you take this class from me! But this will give you a taste of what to expect when taking WR-121 from me.

Syllabus || Course Calendar


ALP: Accelerated Learning Program

The Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) is an opportunity for qualified students to take WR-115 and WR-121 at the same time from the same instructor. This means earning six credits in one term from that same teacher, thus saving time and money.

However, ALP is not to be taken lightly; you are taking two classes from one instructor, which means two classes worth of work. If you are an ALP student, it is absolutely critical that you attend both classes each day and complete all the assignments and expectations.

The ideal ALP student is disciplined, eager to learn, hard-working, and dedicated. Check out the sample syllabus and course calendar below for more information. Reminder that all information is subject to change when/if you take the class from me.

Syllabus || Course Calendar

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