Composition I

Together we will build on your current
academic skills and practices to better prepare you for college reading and
writing. Writing is a process; in the course of this class, you will learn how
to generate writing ideas, produce working drafts, and revise and edit your
writing for submission. Because part of the work of becoming a strong writer
requires strong reading and analysis skills, you will be asked to closely read
and analyze multiple texts, including creative and scholarly texts, film, and
still images. To inform and inspire our writing, we will primarily be using
texts that take up issues of importance to Hawai‘i and the Pacific.

This class, and your success, requires
participation and consistent attendance. Classroom assignments will include
weekly readings; reading responses; writing assignments; four papers (you will
produce up to 20 pages of writing by the end of the semester); peer
editing/review; and a class presentation on your final research paper.

Required texts include:

  • Hacker, Diana. A
    Pocket Style Manual, 5th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2009.

other necessary texts will be provided as PDF documents on Laulima.