WR 121 English Composition

Focuses on college-level expository writing and critical thinking. Improves fluency with elements such as thesis, support, organization, basic research/citation, and conventions of language. Uses processes such as critical reading, prewriting, drafting, peer feedback, revision, editing, and reflection. Asks students to employ these elements and processes while considering the audience, purpose, and genre of a given writing task. Requires 3000-3500 words (about 10 pages) of revised, final draft copy each term or an appropriate multimodal analog for this amount of text.




Placement into WR 121 or WR 115 with a grade of C or better.


Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course

General Education Requirements

AAS Communication, AAOT Writing 121, AS Writing 121


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Anticipate and identify the needs of their audience in a variety of academic writing situations. Use rhetorical elements (such as introduction, thesis, development and support, rebuttal, narration, and conclusion) to organize and clarify their writing. Practice foundational research methods by finding, evaluating, incorporating, and citing appropriate sources. Write in clear, effective language.