ENGL 150
Expository Writing Spring 2015
Division I Writing Skills
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This course is for students who want to learn how to write a clear, well-argued, intelligible paper based on close, critical analysis of texts. The majority of the readings for this course will be creative nonfiction (including literary essays, science/nature writing and memoir), but you may also read some short stories and the occasional poem. Built into the course will be opportunities to revise and improve drafts of your work, to edit your peers’ work, and to learn how to incorporate secondary sources into your essays. This course will focus more directly on basic expository writing skills than the other 100-level classes.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 3548
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation (including peer editing), short written assignments, drafts, revisions and a sequence of progressively-longer and more complex essays (total 20 pages)
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: priority is given to those students who need the most help with their writing
Distributions: Division I Writing Skills

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