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The purpose of this course is to provide further practice with a variety of genres that you’ll use throughout your college career and in your professional life. These genres include reflection, analysis, reporting, arguing, and self-assessment. While you likely had experience with these genres in your primary and secondary education, this class will provide you with an opportunity to expand and develop your range. In addition to exploring these genres, we will also develop our research practices to make use of City College’s virtual library.


In this first-year composition course you will gain practice in invention, drafting, and revising of various genres for different purposes and audiences. You will work independently and also collaborate with others.

You will be able to receive oral and written responses to your writing and compositions from both your instructor and your peers.

There will be an emphasis on the connection between writing, reading, and critical thinking. As students, you should give thoughtful responses in our Zoom class and in our written communication.

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