In this composition course the primary focus will be on engaging with
the environments around us as writers and in doing so to refine your writing
skills through the course’s various writing assignments. We will begin with
narrative writing and end the semester with a research project of your own
You will have the opportunity to think and write creatively through our
discussions of place. The idea for this class is that writing is a process. We
will highlight this process by focusing on brainstorming, writing rough drafts,
editing, participating in peer review, and revising final drafts.
The goal of this class is to prepare you for academic writing, allowing
you to participate in discussion at the university level by honing your close
reading, critical thinking, and rhetorical analysis skills.