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: OLS 110, 111, and 112 and acceptance into the program.


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