At least three major essays, multiple drafts, and short papers are required. Prerequisite: WRT 101; 3 or higher on the AP English Comp Lit exams; 1050 or higher on the combined verbal writing SAT I components; 24 or higher on the combined English/Writing ACT components; C or higher in an approved transfer course Students will study the aspects of grammar that are most relevant to punctuation and to clear writing, including nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, nominative and accusative cases, phrases, clauses, gerunds, participles, infinitives, and complete sentences.
Sentence imitation, sentence combining, and sentence invention techniques will also be used to help students become more flexible in their syntactic fluidity.
There will be five tests, three short papers, and a final exam.
Writing in specified academic disciplines is taught through the analysis of texts in appropriate fields to discover discourse conventions. Different sections emphasize different disciplines. Prerequisite: WRT 102 or equivalent In this lecture course, we will read literature from countries such as Indonesia, Botswana, Burma, Nigeria, Brazil, Egypt, Kenya, Vietnam, and Trinidad. Wells's Lynch Law in all its Phases, James Weldon Johnson's Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, Langston Hughes's The Big Sea, Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes were Watching God, Richard Wright's Uncle Tom's Children, Chester Himes's Real Cool Killers, Alice Walker's The Color Purple, Toni Morrison's Beloved, and Walter Mosley's Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned.
Students will write a one-page response to their reading for every class, and principles of thoughtful writing, including correct punctuation, will be reinforced. In this lecture course, we will read American Literature written by African-Americans and study that literature in its historical context. Literary readings will be supplemented by documents and essays that provide historical context.
Students will also write a reflective paper which can serve as the basis for a personal statement for medical or other health-related graduate school applications.
This course will fulfill the second half of the Writing Pre-Med/Pre-Health prerequisite.
Prerequisite: WRT 102 or equivalent This course is designed to introduce new tutors to the discipline of writing pedagogy and help tutors contexualize their own experiences in scholarship associated with the field.
This course is designed to help new tutors develop their own methodology for tutoring, grounded in some influential scholarship in Writing Center pedagogy.
Prerequisite: WRT 102 or equivalent Good research skills are critical to academic success.
Frequent short papers are designed to help students develop fluency and correctness.
The basic requirements of academic writing are introduced. The Pass/No credit option may not be selected for this course.
Due to the content of the course, enrollment after the first week of class is not permitted.
Prerequisite: successful completion of ESL 193; or a score of less than 1050 on the combined SAT verbal and written exams; or less than 24 on the combined English and writing portions of the ACT Writing for academic purposes is emphasized.
Students learn strategies for extended writing assignments at the university. Due to the content of the course, enrollment after the first week of class is not permitted.
Readings will include works such as Frederick Douglass's Narrative, Harriet Wilson's Our Nig, William Wells Brown's Clotel, Charles Chesnutt's "The Sheriff's Children", W. Students will write a one-page response to their reading for every class, and principles of thoughtful writing, including correct grammar, will be reinforced. Prerequisite: WRT 102 or equivalent Writing in specified academic disciplines is taught through the analysis of texts in appropriate fields to discover discourse conventions.
Students produce a variety of written projects typical of the genres in the field.
Different sections emphasize different disciplines. Typical topics will be Technical Writing, Business Writing, Legal Writing, and Writing for the Health Professions. Prerequisite: WRT 102 or equivalent A writing seminar, with rotating historical, political, social, literary, and artistic topics suggested by the professors each semester.
Frequent substantial writing projects are central to every version of the course. Prerequisite: WRT 102 or equivalent The personal essay is a form that has recently come back into fashion.
In this class we will engage the form by writing our own personal essays as well as reading and responding to the work of writers who have come to define the genre: examples include E. White, Langston Hughes, and Raymond Carver as well as more contemporary writers such as Joan Didion and Gene Shepherd.
Most disciplines require writing based upon research, as arguments and explanations make little impact on audiences without effective supporting evidence, drawn from relevant scholarship on the subject.
This involves knowing how to use appropriate databases, source materials, and composing processes, as well as negotiating the values, genres, and languages of the scholarly communities in which one is researching.
In this course, students will learn fundamentals of research methods, practice these methods in a series of integrated research and writing assignments, and engage in critical reflection about research and writing.
Students will focus on an area of disciplinary interest to them, and practice these essential research and writing skills through a series of projects: library assignments, research log, research proposal, annotated bibliography, literature review, abstract, research paper and reflection paper.
Prerequisite: WRT 102 or equivalent Argumentative writing involves making a claim and supporting it with specific, related points and appropriate evidence--in other words, it is thesis-driven writing.
Students complete the course with practical knowledge and experience in composing business letters, proposals, and various kinds of professional reports.
A creative, self-reflexive assignment also contextualizes each individual's professional aspirations within a bigger picture of his/her life and culture.
Prerequisite: WRT 102 or equivalent Enables students interested in a health care career to strengthen their critical writing skills.
While learning to gather information and to apply ethical principles in a logical, persuasive fashion, students will explore and write about various types of evidence concerning the health care needs of different populations: a field research project on a health issue affecting a local target population of their choice, a critique of government documents that contain data on that issue and population, and a review of scholarly research on the same issue as it affects the larger national population represented by that local one.
Writing assignments will include drafts and final versions of a research proposal, field research results, numerical analysis, literature review and a final project incorporating all of the previous work conducted about that issue and population.