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Engagement with the writing process, from brainstorming to drafting to peer editing to proofreading. Focuses on language use, strategies of organization, handling of primary and secondary evidence (a short research essay is required).
Second-Level Approved Courses
To develop writing skills requisite for most professional activities. Emphasis on methods of research, organization, and writing techniques useful in preparing business and professional memos, letters, reports, and proposals. This course does not count toward the humanities distribution requirement for B.A. candidates.
Instruction in preparing engineering and other technical proposals and reports, with an introduction to the use of graphics.
Offers instruction and practice in writing argumentative essays about complicated and controversial issues. The course focuses on strategies for identifying issues, assessing claims, locating evidence, deciding on a position, and writing papers with clear assertion and convincing arguments.
An introduction to academic writing as a means of discovery and record. Study of and practice in the procedures, conventions, and terminology of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Research-intensive.
The study of writing in relation to the teaching of writing in the schools. Students will evaluate their own writing strengths and weakness and complete a series of writing assignments meant to improve their writing skills. Additionally, students will read current, selected works in composition theory and learn how to apply their new understandings about writing to
Designed as an introduction to the logical foundation and rhetorical framework of effective writing.
This course introduces students to new forms of writing (beyond word processing and desktop publishing) made possible by computershypertext, electronic mail, and computer conferencingand explores what impact these new forms will have on literacy skills for writers and readers of such computer-delivered texts.
Close examination of assumptions, choices, and techniques which go into a students own writing and the writing of others.
A writing workshop in nonfiction prose. Students complete an extended inquiry project (estimated 15 pages) and a reflective essay on themselves as writers, specific topics to be approved by the instructor. Intensive daily participation and interactive peer review of work in progress.
Presents argument as a process of inquiry. Applies critical and creative thinking to analyzing and composing effective argument. Addresses contexts and ideologies as a component of audience receptivity to ideas. Writers form and test ideas from pluralistic perspectives on controversial issues about which reasonable people disagree, including culturesensitive