ENGL 130: Academic Writing
Section 20 – MW 4:00-5:15pm, Butte 225
Instructor: Hilary Tellesen
Office: Taylor Hall 107F
Office phone: 898-6898
Office Hours: MW 5:15-6pm, and by appointment
Academic Writing Program (AWP) website: http://www.csuchico.edu/engl/awp/
English 130, “Academic Writing,” is a core General Education course that introduces you
to the challenges of university level writing, reading, and critical thinking.
uses writing to develop your scholarly curiosity.
To do this, instructors focus on
deepening your research skills,
developing your ability to read and respond to difficult texts, and
helping you through the writing process in a social, collaborative, revision-
All writing-intensive GE courses require a minimum of 2,500 words, and students
enrolled in English 130 must demonstrate the ability to criticize, analyze, and advocate
ideas with persuasive force in writing. A grade of C- or better is needed to pass this
Please visit the Academic Writing Program website
) for further information about 130, sample research
essays from former 130 students, information about your instructor, and other materials
to help you succeed in the course.
Our Section of 130: Writing for the Public Sphere
“Democracy begins in conversation.” –John Dewey
English 130 asks you to write a lot—to examine issues that you care deeply about, and to
write about issues that have relevance for the time in which we live.
Along with Chico
State, colleges across the country are asking students to think about the health of our
democracy, the goals of our nation, and how our personal, scholarly and civic identities
Universities see themselves as having a responsibility to respond to the
larger debates of our time, and certainly our culture is debating vigorously issues of
rights, freedoms, and civic responsibility as it exists at home and extends globally. This is
especially true now that we are preparing for the upcoming Presidential election.
we will have the first Presidential election since 1952 in which no incumbent president or
vice president is running, and so the opportunity for you to have a real voice in making