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University at Buffalo ENG 101 Fall 2014 Instructor Name, English Course InformationInstructor InformationCredits: 3Office: Classroom:E-mailMeeting Time:Office Hrs:Course DescriptionCourse CatalogFirst semester of the General Education Writing Skills Requirement for students required to take both ENG 101 and ENG 201. Practice in developing essays with variable emphases on purpose, subject, audience, and persuasion; in constructing mature sentences and paragraphs; and in revising. Introduces documenting and writing from sources. Twenty-five pages of graded, revised writing, excluding first drafts, exercises, and quizzes. Students may not receive credit for both ENG 101 and ESL 407.Course IntroductionAs students in America or from around the world, you have spent many years learning to write. First, you learned how to hold a pencil and form letters. Then, you were asked to write sentences and paragraphs. Later, teachers assigned book reports, essays, and other kinds of school-based writing. However, your world of writing was broader than that, including text messages, emails, status updates, and so on. Many teens write blogs, contribute fan fiction, participate in online forums, write walkthroughs for video games, and so on. They make videos, podcasts, slideshows, posters, and info graphics, both in school and for other reasons. However, typically, primary and secondary writing instruction focuses on school-based writing. That education has contributed to your entrance into college. In college though, our goal is to have you think more broadly about writing, bring together your wide range of school-based and personal composing practices, and introduce you to an even larger constellation of writing genres and practices across academic, professional, and civic contexts. In addition to exploring the specific practices that facilitate composing in these many contexts, we will also consider the role that writing and literacy play in academia, as well as in the culture-at-large. Required Materials•Joining the Conversationby Mike Palmquist•e-Portfolio
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