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Peter F. Nicoletta
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

Course Objectives: UW ENGL 111: Composition: Literature focuses on the production of complex academic arguments based on both literary texts and scholarship about literature. Readings are drawn from the following genres: fiction, poetry, and drama. This course is designed to help students become more thoughtful, skilled, confident readers and writers. We will approach writing as an ongoing, recursive process, one that involves critical reading, discussion, prewriting, drafting, responding, revising, and editing.

Student learning goals

Demonstrate an awareness of the strategies that writers use in different writing contexts

Read, analyze, and synthesize complex texts and incorporate multiple kinds of evidence purposefully in order to generate and support writing

Produce complex, analytic, persuasive arguments that matter in academic contexts

Develop flexible strategies for revising, editing, and proofreading writing

General method of instruction

Discussion and analysis of course readings.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

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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.
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Last Update by Peter F. Nicoletta
Date: 02/04/2009