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Christopher John-F Martin
ENGL 111
Seattle Campus

Composition: Literature

Study and practice of good writing; topics derived from reading and discussing stories, poems, essays, and plays. Cannot be taken if student has already received a grade of 2.0 or higher in either ENGL 111, ENGL 121, or ENGL 131.

Class description

Student learning goals

Create clear, complex claims.

Write for an academic audience, as well as for other audiences.

Write in different genres.

Analyze and extract that analysis for use in an intertextual, academic setting.


Decide for yourselves how to use these abilities. Our fancy word is: Metacognition.

General method of instruction

Lecture and class discussion. I'm not really big on lectures, but there will be a few short ones. This is a Computer Integrated Classroom, so we'll be using fancy technology to bring the discussion of literature into the 21st century. Yay technology!

Recommended preparation

None. Just a desire to read, write, and think critically.

Class assignments and grading

5-6 short papers of approx. 1 1/2 pages.

2 longer papers of 5-7 pages.

Reading Assignment TBA

Assignments are focused on the creating arguments, countering other arguments, analyzing literature and your own writing.

See Syllabus.

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 Christopher John-F Martin
Date: 08/26/2012