What is College Writing?
Student Involvement Awards
Awards recognize and reward students and their organizations whose involvement has made SUNY Oswego and the surrounding community a better place to live and learn. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-5420; email@example.com.
Location: Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center
Tuesday, April 22, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Indie concert: Arms & Sleepers, American Royalty and Gianni Paci
Arms & Sleepers is an electronic duo from Boston. American Royalty is a psych-pop trio from Brooklyn. Guitarist Gianni Paci is a recent graduate of New York University and is influenced by Buddy Holly and The Beatles. Performer Magazine recently featured him on its cover. $5 at the door; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-4581.
Location: Lounge, Hewitt Union
Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Softball vs. SUNYIT
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Softball Field
Tuesday, April 22, 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Baseball vs. Ithaca
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Baseball Field
Wednesday, April 23, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Reunion Weekend 2014
More information: alumni.oswego.edu/reunion
Location: SUNY Oswego, New York 104, Oswego, NY, United States
Thursday, June 5, noon - noon
The College Writing courses are designed to cultivate writing skills and introduce literacy concepts that help students successfully engage a broad array of writing challenges in their academic work and beyond. They are intended, in short, to help you improve your writing.
Of course, writing well is at the heart of what any intellectual community is about, since writing involves discovering and communicating meaning. We believe that writing is not simply recording information on paper; it requires deep probing and thinking, done always in view of a great range of competing ideas and voices. Writing is at once a tool for discovering what you know (and, often, what you don’t know) and for communicating that knowledge to others.
The most important specific skills the College Writing program hopes to cultivate include the abilities to explore ideas deeply in writing, both formal and informal; to shape those ideas coherently for different audiences; to connect your articulated ideas to those of others; to evaluate different rhetorical contexts and their social stakes; to draft and revise work effectively; to reflect on and assess both your own written work and your development as a writer; and to successfully negotiate the rhetorical demands of standard written English. Concepts College Writing students might well explore in their courses include theories of language and literacy; notions of textual citation and ownership; grammatical convention and dialect difference; and approaches to argumentation.