ENGLISH 425 - Advanced Essay Writing
Winter 2014, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Open only to seniors who have completed the First-Year Writing Requirement.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:


This course is a continuation of ENGLISH 325 and will focus on (1) improving your vocabulary, (2) strengthening your grammatical, mechanical, semantical, and syntactical skills, and (3) helping you find your voice. I insist that you make the private public (ideally, to illustrate a universal truth or a general principle) in order that you establish your authority to comment on the topic of your essay, that you pen an essay which is not generic, and, most importantly, that you write with a human voice (not dead, wooden prose written by an obscurantist majoring in philosophy [mea culpa to any philosophy major reading this course description]). Although this course is not difficult, it is perhaps the most labor-intensive course you will take. Quid pro quo — be prepared to work hard for me, and, in the process, you'll learn much about writing.

The reading material for this course is your peers' writing. This will be a fun, interesting, profitable, and practical course.

Text: The American Heritage College Dictionary and my course pack from Dollar Bill Copy.


ENGLISH 425 - Advanced Essay Writing
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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