OLS 113 Critical Thinking through Writing • 2 Cr.
Identify and practice critical thinking strategies. Students research, analyze, and debate current social issues using argumentative and persuasive formats. Structured to accommodate special needs learners. Prerequisite: VENTU 110, 111, and 112 or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:•Identify key elements for writing with purpose to a specific audience •Define and describe main idea and supporting details within a written piece •Utilize organizational tools, revising techniques and proofreading •Apply spell/grammar check to structure written material •Utilize problem-solving templates to solve current social problems •Create various types of writing including persuasive, descriptive, expository and narrative •Describe in writing how to complete a procedure