Summer 2012 - Undergraduate Course Description
Canby, Joan
Discipline and Number
LIT 3304 Section 5U1
W Time 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Course Title
Advanced Composition

Description of Course:

Advanced composition aims to enhance your connection between active reading, critical thinking, and thoughtful writing. This course is based on the notion that the development of ideas is a communal process. As such, you will form writing groups devoted to the peer editing process. We will explore a variety of texts including fiction, non-fiction and analyze them for audience purpose and argument.

Required Texts:

Robert Scholes, Nancy Comley and Gregory Ulmer, Text Book: Writing Through
Literature. 3rd ed. Bedford/St. Martins, 2002
ISBN: 0312-24879-2

Joseph Gibaldi, MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. Modern
Language Association, 2009.
ISBN: 978-1-60329-024-1

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

As a community of writers, we will read, discuss and react to challenging texts: write short weekly reaction/position papers; and research, compose and revise two essays of substantial length and one research paper.

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