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Bonnie A Vidrine
ENGL 131
Seattle Campus

Composition: Exposition

Study and practice of good writing: topics derived from a variety of personal, academic, and public subjects. 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

Welcome to English 131 for Multilingual Language Learners. The goal of this class is to teach you the skills you need to become a successful college writer. Unlike writing at the high school level, in which students study an academic template such as a five-paragraph essay, writing in 131 will focus on how to evaluate different writing situations and respond appropriately to them using metacognitive skills. It is a course that teaches the value of the writing process as means of developing complex thought and a self-led personal learning style as opposed to writing a graded essay in response to a teacherís assignment. In this class, we will learn and practice skills that will be transferable to other areas of your university career, regardless of your major, such as reading critically, analyzing complex arguments, and connecting research to who you are and what matters to you. I expect you to come to class with reading and writing prepared and to participate respectfully in class discussion. My hope is that you will learn and practice skills that will make you more able to express your own voice as an academic in your field.

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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 Bonnie A Vidrine
Date: 03/25/2014