Introduction to Academic Writing

This course introduces the basic principles of academic writing: what academic writing is, how it relates to classical rhetoric, and what to expect at different levels (high school, undergraduate, and graduate). Students will receive instruction in both MLA and Chicago Styles. There will be some discussion of the role of technology in writing and the importance of cultivating good writing habits. Instead of Forums, evaluation for this course will consist of a mixture of quizzes and short paper submissions. The course is appropriate both for new Memoria College students wishing to improve their writing, and for veteran upper-school teachers who want to make sure their students are prepared for college. Students are welcome and encouraged to work on topics related to their other Memoria College course work, but written assignments must be newly composed/created for the course.

Term: Week of February 19 – Week of March 25
Time: Thursdays, 7 – 9 pm ET
Credit Hours: Elective | 1 credit