Ian F Corey-Boulet
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.
“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” – Gustave Flaubert
English 131 is a writing class designed to help you write effectively in an academic setting for a variety of audiences. It focuses on the principles of rhetorical awareness, as well as thoughtful research, drafting, and revision. We will practice reading in different genres, evaluating them for form and style, finding and using evidence, and combining all these skills to produce complex arguments in our own writing. Throughout the course, you will also reflect on how, when, and why you write best—and how you can continue to improve. By the end of the course, you should start finding and feeling comfortable with your own process of writing, as described in the course learning outcomes.
This class requires frequent reading—of literary essays, fiction, comics, and other materials—more frequent writing, rewriting, and sharing that experience. Come to class prepared to participate actively in your own growth as a writer. Be ready to engage with other student writers and with our assigned readings.
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