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.