This course is designed to develop, practice, and refine
your college writing skills through variety of writing assignments. Through this
course, you will work towards becoming more aware of your writing process—your
thinking process, your drafting process, your habits—in order to develop
strategies to better your writing for the rest of your college career.
Beginning with a narrative essay, we will interrogate our relationship with Hawai‘i,
keeping in mind that we must always be critically aware of the position that we
are writing from. From there, we will move into a summary and response unit,
where we will read critical essays and discuss issues pertinent to our lives in
Hawai‘i. This will form a foundation for your research argumentative paper. And
lastly, the semester will conclude with a revision and reflection unit.
Readings and course materials will be provided via Laulima.
As with many learned skills, writing takes constant
practice; expect to have a writing assignment of some sort every week.
Participation will be graded. To gain the most out of this course, you will
need to not only attend class and complete assignments, but to engage with the
material and be willing to push your critical thinking, reading, and writing