WRITING 340 - Advanced Writing for International Students: Vocabulary and Grammar in Context
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Waitlist Capacity:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is designed for upper-division multilingual students who need support in discipline-specific writing skills. As you enrolled in this course, you should have acquired some experiences with English writing in general, such as writing a literary analysis. You probably want more diverse experiences of writing in a variety of situations—especially in your respective discipline. This course serves as a dwelling place for you explore your potentials of writing for specific purposes. Readings and class discussions will cover understanding core English grammar, style of writing, and discipline-specific texts. Specifically, in this class you will:

    • Recognize and apply successfully to your own writing the grammatical, stylistic, and rhetorical conventions unique to your respective academic disciplines;
    • Develop an awareness of the ways in which the epistemological assumptions of your respective disciplines shape the grammatical choices, rhetorical choices, stylistic conventions, and vocabularies used in written texts;
    • Develop insights into your strengths and weaknesses as readers and writers in your respective disciplines through reflective writing and conversation with others;

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Course Requirements:

    • Weekly reading and response essays
    • Rhetorical analysis of discipline-specific essays
    • Oral presentations on discipline-specific topics
    • Reflections
    • Class attendance and engagement

Intended Audience:

Multilingual and international undergraduate students who are interested in advancing their academic and professional writing skills.

Class Format:

The class meets 60 mins once a week in seminar style with a mixture of small group and full class discussion, writing workshops, and occasional and brief instruction.

WRITING 340 - Advanced Writing for International Students: Vocabulary and Grammar in Context
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001 (SEM)
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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