ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
Section: 008
Term: FA 2013
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Course Note:
This course studies the intersection between critical thinking and persuasive writing, and, using literary texts as the point of reference, takes as its goal the development of the student's skill at writing cogent expository and argumentative prose.
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

I felt oddly buzzed, almost happy, as I considered the undeniable energy of my writing, the torrent of world-altering stories that now poured into my mind demanding to be written, and the simple joyous fact that I had gotten away with my scam.

— Grady Tripp, Wonder Boys

This course studies the intersection between critical thinking and persuasive writing, and, using literary texts as the point of reference, takes as its goal the development of the student's skill at writing cogent expository and argumentative prose.

In this class we will explore the interrelated arts of reading, thinking and writing. Over the course of the semester, we will learn and practice the skills necessary for success in writing at the University. From day one we will note that good writing is good writing, regardless of discipline. As a literature class, we will read a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts to find examples of expository, scenic and argumentative prose. As a composition class, we will work closely with our peers in workshop to develop our writing across four different papers, drawing on our class discussions and readings to formulate complex, well-supported arguments.

To this end, our section will explore the fiction of writing about writing, examining how writers grapple with writing as profession and art, as content and craft, as process and product. We will also consider how movie adaptations of literature are in keeping with and break from their original texts. Our schedule may include the fiction and film adaptations of Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon, Atonement by Ian McEwan, and True Grit by Charles Portis, as well as the work of Sherman Alexie, Nora Ephron, Jesmyn Ward, Eileen Pollack and Annie Proulx.

Our readings, activities and assignments will enable you to:

  • read and analyze complex texts
  • write in different genres, for different audiences and for different purposes
  • utilize close reading and driving questions to create complex, well-supported arguments
  • integrate the scholarship of others into your own arguments
  • understand writing as a process that involves drafting, peer review, comprehensive revision and careful editing.

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ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
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ISBN: 9780812979213
Wonder boys : a novel, Author: Michael Chabon., Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks 2008
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780385503952
Atonement : a novel, Author: McEwan, Ian., Publisher: N.A. Talese/Doubleday 2002
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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