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ENGL211 English Composition

1:30-2:45pm, BAL2019, section #: 23915
3:00-4:15pm, ED0157, section #: 23922 

Lecture 3 hours, 3 credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 110C with a grade of C or higher. This course emphasizes critical reading, thinking, and writing. Students are introduced to principles of analysis and argumentation and taught the requisite skills that will allow them properly to paraphrase, summarize, and synthesize research in the common modes of academic writing. The course culminates in the preparation of a fully-documented research paper. A student with credit for ENGL 111C cannot receive credit for ENGL 211C.
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Course Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of two-term composition sequence, students will be able to 
Rhetorical Knowledge
  • Focus on a purpose 
  • Respond to the needs of different audiences 
  • Respond appropriately to different kinds of rhetorical situations 
  • Use conventions of format and structure appropriate to the rhetorical situation 
  • Adopt appropriate voice, tone, and level of formality 
  • Understand how genres shape reading and writing 
  • Write in several genres 
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing 
  • Use writing and reading for inquiry, learning, thinking, and communicating 
  • Understand a writing assignment as a series of tasks, including finding, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing appropriate primary and secondary sources 
  • Integrate their own ideas with those of others 
  • Understand the relationships among language, knowledge, and power 
  • Be aware that it usually takes multiple drafts to create and complete a successful text 
  • Develop flexible strategies for generating, revising, editing, and proof-reading 
  • Understand writing as an open process that permits writers to use later invention and re-thinking to revise their work 
  • Understand the collaborative and social aspects of writing processes 
  • Learn to critique their own and others' works 
  • Learn to balance the advantages of relying on others with the responsibility of doing their part 
  • Use a variety of technologies to address a range of audiences 
Knowledge of Conventions
  • Learn common formats for different kinds of texts 
  • Develop knowledge of genre conventions ranging from structure and paragraphing to tone and mechanics 
  • Practice appropriate means of documenting their work 
  • Control such surface features as syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling. 
Composing in Electronic Environments 
  • Use electronic environments for drafting, reviewing, revising, editing, and sharing texts 
  • Locate, evaluate, organize, and use research material collected from electronic sources, including scholarly library databases; other official databases (e.g., federal government databases); and informal electronic networks and internet sources 
  • Understand and exploit the differences in the rhetorical strategies and in the affordances available for both print and electronic composing processes and texts

Recent Announcements

  • Revised Assignment Distribution Assignment Distribution Project #1: Rhetorical Analysis* 10% Project #2: Research Project Proposal** 10% Project #3: Annotated Bibliography* 10% Project #4: Revised Research Proposal* 10% Project #5: Research Argument (paper) 20 ...
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Homework Due

  • Making Tracks Downloadable in SoundCloud
    Posted Apr 30, 2013, 8:52 AM by Sarah Spangler
  • Final Exam & Course Portfolio Final exam dates/times:section #: 23915 (1:30-2:45pm, BAL2019): Tuesday May 7th, 12:30-3:30pmsection #: 23922 (3:00-4:15pm, BAL1013A): Thursday May 2nd, 3 ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2013, 12:12 PM by Rochelle Rodrigo
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Lesson Plans

  • Final Exam Prompt In a word processing document, cite the text passed out to you during the final exam period. Use whichever citation style you feel most comfortable with. Besides including the citation ...
    Posted May 2, 2013, 6:37 AM by Rochelle Rodrigo
  • April 30 1. Making your SoundCloud recordings downloadable (get to the actual page of the file, should have “edit”/pencil button which allows editing--VIDEO)2. Work on Final Course Portfolio ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2013, 12:26 PM by Rochelle Rodrigo
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