ENGLISH 125 - College Writing
Section: 208
Term: SU 2010
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Course Note:
A study of rhetoric, both as a body of principles, and as a practical art, emphasizing the writing of expository and argumentative essays.
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp, Su.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

"Good prose is like a windowpane."

— George Orwell

The beauty of the above sentence is that it shows Orwell practicing what he preaches. We know exactly what he means — that good writing is clear — because he's expressed this idea using direct, accessible language, along with an image that perfectly suits what he's trying to say. (Just imagine if he'd written, instead, "Since the inception of humanity, it has been undoubtedly true that the best prose can be seen through without any obstruction.") In this class, we will take Orwell's advice to heart, striving to express our ideas as clearly as possible, so that our readers really "get" what we're trying to say. Of course, the content and quality of the ideas matter, too. With that in mind, this course will focus not only on writing well but on thinking well: you'll practice breaking down complex ideas, identifying contradictions and faulty logic, and coming to your own conclusions,all with the goal of learning to figure out what you really believe, and then making these ideas the backbone of clear and cogent essays.

Required Texts:

  • The Writer's Presence 6th Edition by Donald McQuade and Robert Atwan

Highly Recommended (but Optional) Texts:

  • A Pocket Style Manual 4th Edition by Diane Hacker

ENGLISH 125 - College Writing
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Note: 125 will be Permission of Instructor after first class.
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TuWTh 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: 125 will be Permission of Instructor after first class
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210 (REC)
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211 (REC)
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76898
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ISBN: 0312486863
The writer's presence : a pool of readings, Author: edited by Donald McQuade, Robert Atwan., Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's 6th ed. 2008
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