Spring 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
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.
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.
Robert Scholes, Nancy Comley and Gregory Ulmer, Text Book: Writing Through
Literature. 3rd ed. Bedford/St. Martins, 2002
Joseph Gibaldi, MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. Modern
Language Association, 2009.
Verburg, Carol J, ed. Ourselves Among Others: Readings from Home and Abroad. 4th. Ed. New York: Bedford St. Martin’s, 2000.
Williams, Joseph. Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace. 10th ed. New York: Pearson Longman
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