Three R’s: Reading, Reasoning, and ‘Riting
The course’s general aims are twofold: to strengthen
students’ writing and to have them produce it at a functional level consistent
with the university’s expectations. Core
course elements are:
engaged reception of selected works
awareness of the varieties of English, their uses and significance
ability to produce writing appropriate to an academic context and readership.
This class will emphasize analytical/argumentative
writing along with personal/experiential writing. There will be several required conferences.
Students will freewrite at the end of class on a regular basis. A daily reading
schedule will be affected through a discussion-based pedagogy, small-group and
Reader (available from Professional Image, 2633 S. King Street
thin writing tablet
The writing asignments will consist of six short essays
and three mid-range essays. In addition,
a selection of these papers will be revised and resubmitted in the form of a
Required text: Course Reader (available at Professional
Image, 2633 S. King) and a thin writing tablet.