First-Year Composition 2.0 will help you to develop a better process and
gain confidence in written, visual, and oral communication and to create
and critique documents and presentations in college, in the workplace,
and in your community. You will draft and revise the following assignments:
a personal essay, an image, and an oral presentation.
You will develop confidence in the following areas:
- Critical Thinking: Evaluate the effectiveness of personal essays, images,
and oral presentations. Assess your work and the work of your peers. Reflect
on your own processes and performance.
- Rhetoric: Analyze the ways in which you and other communicators use persuasion.
Think about and use context, audience, purpose, argument, genre, organization,
design, visuals, and conventions.
- Process: Apply processes (read, invent, plan, draft, design, rehearse,
revise, publish, present, and critique).
- Digital Media: Produce written, oral, and visual artifacts.
Week One: Establishing Concepts, Practices, and Learning Goals
Assignments: Self- Assessment Surveys & Personal Benchmark Statement
Weeks Two & Three: Written Communication
Major Assignment – Personal Philosophy Essay
Weeks Four & Five: Visual Communication
Major Assignment – Personal Philosophy Visual
Weeks Six & Seven: Oral
Major Assignment – Personal Philosophy Recorded Presentation
Week Eight: Reflection
Assignment – Re-visit the Self-Assessment Surveys and Personal Benchmark Statement