Composition I

Course description

This course will invigorate your writing across socio-political and cultural visions which affect the contemporary Americas through predominant readings and other inspiring activities. We will definitely explore rhetorical strategies (subject, purpose, audience, etc.) as they are fundamental components of a composition as well as revision strategies. The class activities will be including but not limited to reading multitude of academic essays across perspectives (all of which will be available online or as handouts), online researching, debating, peer-reviewing, and presenting your final research. All these activities will, ultimately, enrich your language repertoire and sharpen your academic composition which seems to be an onus or nerve-breaking experience in the absence of active reading. By exploring the rhetorical situation for diverse texts, you will know how to write critically and persuasively in specific situations and for particular audiences. By the end of this course, you will be able to write a research-based argument. With a cornucopia of creatively designed activities, this course will ideally make your writing journey an experience of wonder.

Student Learning Outcomes [Updated 2010]:

•Compose college-level writing, including but not limited to, academic discourse, that achieves a specific purpose and responds adeptly to an identifiable audience.

•Provide evidence of effective strategies for generating, revising, editing, and proofreading a text in order to produce finished prose.

•Compose an argument that makes use of source material that is relevant and credible and that is integrated in accordance with an appropriate style guide.