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Milan Vidakovic
ENGL 298
Seattle Campus

Intermediate Interdisciplinary Writing - Social Sciences

Expository writing based on materials presented in a specified social science course. Assignments include drafts of papers to be submitted in the specified course, and other pieces of analytical prose. Concurrent registration in the specified course required. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

ENGL 298O is a writing workshop designed to help you learn to produce discipline-specific writing while engaging more fully with ideas presented in "Medical Ethics." On average, students enrolled in a writing link perform better in the lecture course as well.

As we read materials from PHIL 242, together with some supplementary readings for this class only, you will learn how to read critically and how to evaluate different types of writing. Reading effectively is the first step in learning to write well.

There will be ample opportunity to apply your critical reading skills to your own writing: students taking ENGL 298O will probably write three papers in the course of the quarter.

Each paper you write will go through several stages of development, including conferences with me. You will have the opportunity to revise your work before submitting the final version.

LEARNING GOALS The class emphasizes the use of writing as a tool for active learning. You will go through the processes of synthesizing material and analyzing significant issues, breaking down the demands implicit in assignments, developing effective arguments, using appropriate revision strategies and evaluating your own writing and the writing of others.

TEXTBOOK There is no required textbook for ENGL 298O, although there will be occasional supplementary readings for this class only. You will be expected to keep up with the reading schedule for PHIL 242.

FULFILLING REQUIREMENTS Passing this class with a grade of 2.0 or higher fulfills the 5-credit English composition requirement, or half of the 10-credit Additional Writing requirement.

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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 Milan Vidakovic
Date: 08/19/2012