This course develops the reading, writing and critical thinking skills that are essential for academic and life success.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.
Topics and Objectives
The Writing Process and Selecting a Topic
- Identify a broad topic, narrowed idea, and research question.
- Explain the reason for selecting a specific topic for an essay.
Getting Organized and Creating a Thesis
- Create a proper thesis statement to be used in an essay.
- Develop main ideas, implied main ideas, and supporting details to be used in an essay.
- Conduct research to use as supporting documentation for your chosen essay topic.
Combining Your Ideas and Research
- Develop effective body paragraphs that include supportive topic sentences and relevant details.
- Demonstrate the use of appropriate grammar and writing mechanics.
Putting It All Together
- Demonstrate inventing, drafting, revising, and editing strategies for a written work.
- Develop effective introduction and conclusion paragraphs.
- Demonstrate the use of correct spelling.
Revising and Composing a Final Essay
- Construct a properly organized academic essay.
- Demonstrate the use of appropriate academic English, grammar, word usage, mechanics, punctuation, and the required APA guidelines within a written work.
The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. More information about eligibility requirements, policies, and procedures can be found in the catalog.
Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.