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Peter M. Gruen
ENGL 103
Seattle Campus

Writing from Sources III

Introduces and practices reading, writing, and critical thinking strategies students need to develop researched, organized, and correctly documented papers using academic sources. Introduces library research skills for finding a variety of sources. Third in the three-course AEP writing sequence. Prerequisite: either ENGL 102 or placement by test score. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

Look at the Class Website (actually the GoPost) for information about the textbook for this quarter.

Student learning goals

improve your ability to think critically

improve your ability to read analytically

improve your ability to write academically

improve your grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and citation style

improve your ability to organize your work and your study time

General method of instruction

daily classes (five days per week) with lots of reading and writing homework, quizzes, multi-draft writing assignments, and a final paper

Recommended preparation

In this course, we will be using the textbook They Say, I Say (2009 version) by Graff, Birkenstein, and Durst (available at the University Bookstore). Get the version that says 'with readings' on the front.

Class assignments and grading

Most of your writing and quiz work will be combined to form a Portfolio.

The Portfolio, together with the Final Paper and class participation


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Peter M. Gruen
Date: 09/20/2011