Welcome to English 200!
This class is designed to help
you take charge of your writing so you can express your ideas with clarity and
precision. I believe we all have the potential to write beautiful and
persuasive essays if given enough time to practice, get help, and edit. As
with English 100, we will continue the discussion of rhetorical strategies and
understanding your audience. I also emphasize thorough research, analytical
reflection and creative expression. All readings will be posted online, and
will include a mixture of topics from technical advice to current events. I
believe that by improving our research and writing skills, we deepen our
engagement with the world at large. Even more, it can be fun!
We will have four main
assignments, three of which require research. Additionally there will be a
final, which will be a revision of a previous assignment. Students will
also be graded on class participation, including posts on Laulima about the
readings and each other’s work. Class time will also include: short lectures,
peer review, small group work, quiet-time writing exercises, student
presentations and large group discussion.