English 1100: Foundations of College Writing I
Introduction to expository, analytical, and research-based academic writing. Instruction in critical reading; developing, supporting, and organizing ideas; drafting and revising; understanding grammatical conventions; proofreading and editing; and other important aspects of the writing process.
English 1100 Course Objectives:
- • Discover significant questions to explore and address via writing.
- • Explore the many different purposes of writing, including writing to reflect, analyze, explain, and persuade.
- • Practice drafting and revising.
- • Increase student awareness of organizational strategies and his/her ability to apply them.
- • Become attentive to how audience and purpose affect content, tone, and style.
- • Incorporate sufficient and appropriate details and examples both from experiences and from secondary research.
- • Express ideas with clarity and with effective syntax and punctuation.
- • Gain competence in using computer technology in the writing process.
- • Schedule and meet deadlines.
Students will write extensively, both formally and informally, often for every class meeting. Students must be prepared to share their writing with their peers on a regular basis. Students will be asked to write in a variety of genres, most of which will involve multiple pages of revised prose.
English 2201: Writing About the Disciplines
Instruction in research-based writing in the context of academic disciplines. Analytical and argumentative writing skills for university, professional, and civic life.
English 2201 Course Objectives
Understand the purposes of citation practices in different contexts:
- • Recognize and explain the significance of variations in content, style, structure, and format across different writing contexts;
- • Formulate significant research questions and raft strong research proposals with feasible work plans and timelines;
- • Locate and critically evaluate a variety of sources, including field-based, print, and electronic sources;
- • Apply research and use writing to achieve a variety of contexts;
- • Convey the results of your research to a variety of audiences through a variety of genres and formats;
- • Use clear, appropriate language and grammar in writing about topics in different disciplinary contexts;
- • Cite sources accurately and responsibly in order to avoid plagiarism
- • Identify and explain writing strategies used in your own work.