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ENGS 001 – FW: Written Expression

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: A foundational composition course featuring a sequence of writing, reading, and information literacy assignments. Students learn to write and revise for different rhetorical situations while increasing their mastery of academic conventions. Some sections designed for specific student audiences.

Section Description: ENGS 1 will help you improve your writing skills and prepare you for further writing education in your major. Because each academic discipline has different expectations and norms for writing, in this course, you will learn to approach every writing task with an awareness of the audience, context, and purpose, and you will try out several different types of writing along the way. This course treats writing as a process, with many steps that build on each other. This semester, you will brainstorm and develop interesting questions and themes to investigate in your writing and research; gather research from different kinds of sources; identify conversations among scholars and synthesize their ideas; organize and reorganize your writing; and do a lot of revising with input from your classmates and instructor. Like most English courses, this one involves reading. But in this course, you won’t write essays responding to the content of the what we read. Instead, you will read the texts as models, paying attention to the choices authors make and to what those choices can teach us about how to write. For your own essays, you will choose the topics and questions to explore.

CRN: 11199

Section: G

Enrolled/Seats: 1/22

Days Time Location
MWF 09:40 - 10:30 OLD MILL ANNEX A206

Instructor(s): Holly P Painter

Meeting Dates: 13 Jan 2020 - 01 May 2020