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. The writing will primarily take the form of
shorter individual responses to a wide variety of texts. Core course elements are:
- an engaged reception of selected
- an awareness of the varieties of
English, their uses and significance
- an ability to produce writing
appropriate to an academic context and readership.
class will emphasize analytical/argumentative writing along with
personal/experiential writing. There
will be several required conferences.
are weekly required readings, and students will be expected to respond to them
in writing, primarily in the form of short in-class essays, both
argumentative/analytical and personal/ experiential.
will be three longer papers. In
addition, a selection of drafts,
revisions, and final papers must be resubmitted in the form of a final
discussion-based learning experience.
Students will be expected to participate.
text: Course Reader (available at Professional Image, 2633 S. King).