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LifeTrack Writing Skills & Strategies

330-1, 330-2, 330-3, 330-4 LifeTrack Writing Skills & Strategies

3 Hours Communication Skills or Electives

Instructor: Mr. Mike Florence, Ms. Serena Blount, Dr. Diana Barrett, or Ms. Rita Yessick

*Must complete 6 months from orientation date.

Purpose

To equip LifeTrack students with the knowledge and writing skills necessary to write college-level papers.

Learning Objectives

The objectives of this course are to help the student:

  1. Identify certain mechanical weak spots
  2. Better organize and focus ideas
  3. Sharpen potentially fine prose and perhaps discover a winning writing style
  4. Understand that writing is a process, and the heart of this process is revision. This course is divided into 5 parts, an overview and 4 assignments, and is taught as a series of writing exercises. The course overview will be done on campus during the LifeTrack Program orientation. The student will complete assignments I - IV at home. Students should mail assignments I-IV in order, 1 at a time, being sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient return postage. The contract director will mark and grade each exercise, making comments as necessary.