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 currently offered.
This Course was last offered in Summer 2 - 2020.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Outline a research project in the discipline of English;
2. Write research essays using critical analysis and argument;
3. Integrate research with critical analysis and argument;
4. Employ terms and techniques necessary for the analysis of literature in English;
5. Identify a range of cultural and linguistic issues important in the analysis of literature in English.
This 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
Portfolio: Reading summary and Author Q&A: summary and reflection (30%)
Journal: Journal (Part 1 and 2) (20%)
Proposal / Plan: Draft Essay (10%)
In Term Test: In Class Test (10%)
Essay: Final Essay (30%)
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