ENGL 159
Expository Writing
Last Offered Spring 2019
Division I
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

This course is designed to improve your essay-writing skills. We will try to figure out how to write effective college essays in an assortment of disciplines, and get away from the one-size-fits-all template you remember from high school. We will learn how to write introductions that grab you, exposition that thrills you, climaxes that fill you with suspense, and conclusions that feel both surprising and inevitable. We will also read short stories in this class, both as source material for analysis and interpretation, and for story-telling techniques that we can steal. There will be weekly writing assignments, leading up to a twelve- to twenty-page final project.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 3631
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: four of five papers totaling at least 20 pages; evaluation partly based on improvement and effort
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: first-year students, especially students with demonstrated need for help with analytical writing
Distributions: Division I

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