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SPED 306. Academic Writing Skills

Credits: 3
Department: Special Education
Description: Research writing course for students who have been referred by their academic advisers or who did not meet Special Education undergraduate or graduate program admission criteria.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Critcally evaluate their needs and strengths in planning, organizing, and applying key written composition elements.
2. Complete daily assignments that demonstrate how to apply rules for spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and sentence and paragraph structure and also will refine writing style for more clarity, concision, coherence, and emphasis.
3. Demonstrate pre-to post-test gains in their knowledge of key written composition elements and also will apply key written composition elements in technically adequate papers.
4. Demonstrate graduate-level writing skills in locating, organizing, and drafting expository literature reviews.
5. Synthesize findings from peer-reviewed sources to write their literature reviews according to APA guidelines.

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