class will focus on the reading/writing connection while exploring traditional
and non-traditional kinds of texts, as well as different forms of English. We
will write a variety of short expository essays—including definition, cause and
effect, comparison/contrast, proposal, and process—both in response to readings
and on topics of the student’s choice. This course will also emphasize
the process of writing, as well as skills in critical thinking and
evaluating the credibility of different sources.