Critical Reading and Writing

Course code ENGL1090Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course will introduce students to key skills in the English major by developing their expertise in reading, writing, and critical thinking. It will promote an appreciation of the multi-faceted resources of language, and of the challenges and satisfactions entailed in writing, and in writing about, literature and culture.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course students will:
1) Understand and be able to engage in the practice of research;
2) Have the capacity to plan, develop, and complete a research essay in the discipline of English;
3) Understand and be able to deploy terms and techniques necessary to analysis of literature in English;
4) Have a basic understanding of cultural and linguistic issues important in the analysis of literature in English.
ContentThis course will introduce students to effective writing and reading strategies for a range of purposes and readerships. Topics will cover areas such as
* Grammar, sentence structure, and the hierarchy of ideas
* The art of punctuation
* Working with words in a living language
* Handling tone, voice, and register
* Managing metaphor, satire, irony
* Engaging with scholarship and different rhetorical styles
* Managing complex ideas and arguments
* Organization and contextual relevance
* New technologies and new communities of reading and writing
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsOne to seven written assignments, which might include minor or major essays, tutorial papers, book reviews, peer reviews, in-class or online tests and/or quizzes, totalling 4000 words. (100%)
Other: (please specify)Students must submit all assessment items in order to complete the course.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term