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Allison V Gross
ENGL 109
Seattle Campus

Introductory Composition

Class description

This course is designed around a set of reading and writing goals that will help prepare you to succeed in all the writing that you do, with an understanding that reading and writing are activities that complement one another: if you are good at one, you have the potential to be good at the other. Our reading goals include learning how to: annotate/�talk back� to the texts we read, identify the arguments/points that authors make in their writing, and analyze the effect of certain writing choices that authors make. Our writing goals include learning how to: summarize/present someone else’s point, present your own point, and make smart rhetorical choices that appeal to our audience. We will be reading a lot, writing a lot, and sharing our work with one another—a lot.

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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.
Last Update by Allison V Gross
Date: 02/15/2011