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Laura Eshleman
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

WHY WRITE? Writers write in order to record their thoughts and experiences and to communicate them to others. Writers write in order to influence the way people think.

English 131 is an introductory writing course designed to help students develop the critical writing, reading, and thinking skills needed to write effectively at the college level. Students read and write a variety of texts, with a focus on learning to produce contextually appropriate academic arguments that are based on analysis, that reflect awareness of rhetorical situation, that are supported by close reading and research, and that demonstrate comprehensive revision and careful editing. Students complete assignments in a variety of prose forms that aim at developing the student's control of purpose, organization, development, and usage.

This class emphasizes practical, transferable writing skills— so no matter what discipline you choose to pursue as a major, you will find that what you learn in English 131 will help you throughout your college career and in your life after college to become a more successful communicator!

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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 Laura Eshleman
Date: 12/09/2011