College Writing Skills - Film and Media emphasizes the principles of critical reading, critical thinking and composition and introduces strategies for producing effective academic and professional writing. Assignments will develop the skills and formats students will need for both upcoming Film and Television Production courses and career-related writing tasks. Students will practise the reading and writing skills that will be valuable in their college programs and build a strong base for professional business writing. Those students who plan to further their studies will develop the fundamental skills for writing academic English. To help students reach these goals, the course covers the following: analytical reading and critical thinking; the organization and development of expository and persuasive essays; and the elements of clear writing, including grammar and punctuation skills.