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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
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RSP 100 - Russell Scholars College Writing

RSP 100 is the first course in a three-course writing sequence. Throughout the course students learn several fundamental ideas about writing: that writing is a process; that writing always involves reading; that writing is situational and involves specific rhetorical elements (purpose, audience, text, genre, style, mode); that writing is recursive and, therefore, always in process; and that writing requires metacognitive thinking. RSP 100 students engage in a series of essay assignments that reflect points of view, engage with readings, and focus on a central thesis or project. Through these writing practices students develop a metalanguage to articulate their writing and rhetorical choices and to demonstrate an understanding of sentence structure and syntax as central to meaning. By the end of the course, students should be able to assess a writing situation and successfully write for that situation.

The following courses are considered equivalents meeting the same outcomes as College Writing and will not be allowed for additional credit, but instead will follow the USM Repeat Policy and count as a repeat of the previous grade: ENG 100, ENG 101, ENG 104, ESL 100, HON 100, LCC 110, LCC 111, RSP 100, AND RSP 104.

Credits: 3

Meets the Following Core Requirement: Writing, Reading and Inquiry 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall
Course Type: Russell Scholars Program

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