Composition I

ENG 100 Section 40

TR 1200-115pm

KUY 407

“You said ‘I’ has so much power; it’s insane.”                                                                                          from Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine

While ENG 100 serves as an introduction to college composition, this particular section relies on student engagement, i.e., curiosity, question, or critical inquiry, as a foundation for writing. To this end, class discussion and participation will be considered a space for thinking and working out ideas and questions. Students will spend time framing and reframing idea fragments and questions to inform and deepen their writing processes. Students will fashion inquiries, essays, and narratives to engage with and explore interests of their own choosing, all the while developing a consciousness of the development of a personal writing process and voice. In essence, students will gain an understanding of what it is to use language as an agent of influence within a community or discourse.

Required Texts & Resources:

  • Reading and resource material will be available on Laulima;
  • MLA Formatting and Style Guide, Purdue OWL


  • Attendance (including conferences with instructor) is mandatory. All assignments must be completed to pass this course.
  • Written Work per Writing Units and Assignments:
  1. Weeks 1-5: Introduction + Rhetorical Analysis Paper (1000 words): Brainstorming; Peer Review
  2. Weeks 6-11: Research Paper (1750 words): Proposal, Outline, Annotated Bibliography, Draft
  3. Weeks 12-15: Personal Narrative (2250 words): Interview and Draft