Literacy 0421 - Beginning Writing |

This is an information sheet only, not the course syllabus.



Writing fundamentals course for emergent writers. Students will write frequently for a variety of purposes and begin to gain confidence as a writer, using whatever means are at hand to communicate and make meaning, including drawing , letter strings, letter approximations, and dictation. Students will learn about the writing process and use elements as appropriate to communicate ideas that are important to them. Language use and conventions will be learned so that student writing contains a high proportion of correctly spelled high-frequency words. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Assistance Area. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken three times for credit.


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Attendance required at weekly appointment.


    1. At least four pieces of writing that show planning, revising, and editing
    2. Satisfactory completion of assignments, including evidence of frequent writing
    3. Performance on tests and quizzes
    4. Instructor observation of student progress
    5. Attendance and participation


Contact Information

Flexible Learning
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone:(630) 942-2131
Fax: (630) 942-3749