Foundational Studies Writing (FS WRIT)

Foundational Studies Writing (FS WRIT) 93  
Foundational Studies in Literacy  

Foundational Studies in Literacy is an integrated reading and writing course with a focus on helping students develop core literacy skills. The course involve thoughtful discussion, engaged critical thinking, and the reading of various genres of appropriate-level texts. Students will practice effectively communicating clear thoughts at the sentence and paragraph level as well as in longer-form writing. In addition to reading and writing, students will practice and implement strategies for long and short-term goal setting, while improving study skills to prepare for long-term success in subsequent courses or career pathways. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Placement into FSL is determined by the CCC Placement Test, or consent of Department Chairperson in collaboration with the FSL Coordinator. CCC Reading to Write score of 1 is required.  
6 Lecture Hours. 6 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, KK, MX, OH, TR, WR  
Foundational Studies Writing (FS WRIT) 2001  
Writing Mechanics I  

This course is the first in a series of four designed for students who need to learn basic writing skills required for college level analytical writing. The course focuses on sentence structure and the mechanics of writing sentences and simple paragraphs. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: KK, OH, WR  
Repeatable: Yes, up to 2 times  
Foundational Studies Writing (FS WRIT) 2002  
Writing Mechanics II  

This is course two of four for students who need instruction in basic writing skills required for college level analytical writing. The course will cover writing paragraphs; how to organize thoughts and information; examining the source of information.; identifying problems of accuracy, specificity, and clarity, and writing explanations of the problem. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, KK, MX, WR  
Repeatable: Yes, up to 2 times  
Foundational Studies Writing (FS WRIT) 2003  
Writing Mechanics III  

This course is designed to improve the college writing skills of each student by understanding and implementing the writing process, mastering both paragraph and essay development--intro, body, and conclusion--and other type prose and reinforcing grammar and usage skills, as well as punctuation, capitalization, and dictionary usage. Writing workshop methods will be used to enhance students' personal writing styles, improve composition abilities, and build confidence. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: HW  
Repeatable: Yes, up to 2 times