ENGLISH 125 - Writing and Academic Inquiry
Section: 005
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp, Su.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This writing course focuses on the creation of complex, analytic, well-supported arguments that matter in academic contexts. Students work closely with their peers and the instructor to develop their written prose. Readings cover a variety of different genres and academic disciplines.

Whether you have written argumentative essays for college admission, zealously magic-markered a protest poster for a march or rally, or attempted to charm a family member into letting you break curfew or borrow the (or buy you a) car, you were responding to a rhetorical situation—and your success or failure at persuading your audience was directly related to the amount of rhetorical awareness you had. English 125: College Writing is designed to be an introduction to the rhetorical practices most common in college-level academic writing. You will develop your rhetorical awareness by engaging in critical inquiry, which will require you to read critically, write extensively, and revise thoroughly. By focusing not just on what but how the authors argue, we will learn about more than swear words in Jill McCorkle’s “Cuss Time” and lobsters in David Foster Wallace’s “Consider the Lobster.”

While close reading is indispensable to better writing, we will also focus on writing as a process. For each major writing assignment, you will utilize a customized process that will include generative and organizational pre-writing, drafting (yes, you will, in fact, write more than one draft!), peer- and self-revision, proofreading (yes, proofreading is, in fact, different from revision!), and preparing a final draft.

ENGLISH 125 - Writing and Academic Inquiry
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