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Shawn H Wong
ENGL 281
Seattle Campus

Intermediate Expository Writing

Writing papers communicating information and opinion to develop accurate, competent, and effective expression.

Class description

"Travel Writing For Travelers"

Students will learn strategies for writing about travel, sense of place, diversity of cultures all in preparation for their own study abroad classes, experiences, and independent travel. For example, students will practice viewing a site or place as text, theater, or some other form.

Student learning goals

Students will advance their writing skills from high school level to college level and/or have a clear idea of what to expect in writing at the college level.

Students will learn to take risks in writing.

Students will learn how to work collaboratively on writing projects.

Students will learn how to critique the work of their classmates.

Students will learn how to "read" information whether it is text, visual, or other.

This class satisfies the UW English Composition requirement and the W-course requirement.

General method of instruction

Seminar/discussion.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Students will write essays, do powerpoint presentations, and write peer critiques.

Grades are based on completing all the work in the class, participation in discussion, and short answer exams.


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 Shawn H Wong
Date: 08/03/2010