Point Loma Nazarene University writing courses emphasize the writing process. Students read professional writers’ work as models of quality writing and, they work to develop their own writing skills by writing responses to reading, constructing original essays, and writing documented research papers that require them to revise, edit, and rewrite their work to create a polished piece of writing. The objectives for these pieces of writing include:

  • organizing and developing a piece of writing by establishing a unifying thesis
  • creating an appropriate voice and tone, as well as limiting the scope of the piece of writing for its intended purpose and occasion
  • establishing coherence within each paragraph and throughout the body of the piece of writing
  • using writing as a tool for critical thinking and learning
  • using punctuation accurately and effectively throughout the body of the piece of writing