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Writing Basics is a series of self-paced online Units that serve as a tutorial for those desiring a refresher in basic writing skills. The course is designed to prepare students for 100-level composition courses or to cover the skills needed for general education writing requirements at the college level.

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Writing Basics Unit 1 – The Writing Process

In this unit students will identify, describe, and practice rhetorical strategies and steps in the writing process for college-level academic contexts.

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Writing Basics Unit 2 – The Writing Process

After reviewing this unit, students will be able to define and identify key components of sentence style as well as recognize errors in word choice and parallelism.

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Writing Basics Unit 3 – Sentence Structure

In this unit students will learn to recognize the major parts of a sentence and determine their function in sentence agreement and sentence completion.

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Writing Basics Unit 4 – Punctuation

In this unit students will learn to identify and incorporate punctuation basics: commas, semicolons, colons, and apostrophes.

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Writing Basics Unit 5 – The Paragraph

In this unit students will learn to identify the purpose of a paragraph, explain how a paragraph is structured, and recognize the different functions of a paragraph.

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Writing Basics Unit 6 – The Multi-Paragraph Essay

In this unit students will learn to identify the building blocks for multi-paragraph development and to build multi-paragraph compositions.

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Writing Basics Unit 7: Revising Basics

In this unit students will learn to identify and apply essay revising methods and do so through collaborative, independent, and technological dimensions.

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Writing Basics Unit 8 – Reading Comprehension

In this unit students will learn to recognize vocabulary, main ideas, and author perspective.

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