Academic Elements of the SEE Program
During the two-week summer program, Scholars will take one credit hour writing course that counts towards their Truman degree requirements. Additionally, SEE scholars begin their semester long mathematics course during the summer program.
During the fall semester, SEE scholars will be enrolled in a private Writing as Critical Thinking (ENG 190) course, a requirement for all Truman students; College Algebra (MATH 156), dependent on the scholar’s math proficiency; and one course related to the SEE Scholar’s major. Students will also be required to take the Skills for Academic Success (INDV 110) course.
To compliment the academic courses in the Scholastic Enhancement Experience Academic Institute, scholars will have a common hour built into their fall academic schedule for meetings, academic advising, and other supplemental activities. Participants will be introduced to University life, resources, and support systems in ways that will assist them in navigating the University system.
Summer Writing Course
The SEE Summer Writing Course will provide an introduction to the kind of writing that students will be expected to engage in at Truman State University in writing courses as well as across the University curriculum. Students will be exposed to critical reading, writing, and research skills applicable to any area of study.
Specifically, by the end of the class, SEE Scholars should:
- Be able to use the writing strategies from They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing in an effective and contextually appropriate way.
- Approach writing as a process, in which you base writing on feedback from others and your own reflection on what you’ve written, as well as develop your arguments and revise your initial conclusions.
- Focus on other writers’ arguments independently.
- Understand and use the Modern Language Association (MLA) system of citation when quoting and paraphrasing the work of other writers.
Professor Aaron Rooks
Aaron Rooks has been a member of the Truman community since 2003. His primary areas of interest are American Literature, Pop Culture, and Religious Studies. He has taught Writing As Critical Thinking at Truman as well as a variety of classes for Moberly Area Community College including Composition I & II, American Literature Survey to 1870, and Classical Mythology.