English 101-122: TR, 11:00-12:15, Chavez 109
Kátia Mello Vieira
Have faith in your own eyes and ears. Believe in the importance of your questions. Trust yourself
as a human being—alive, relevant, mysterious.
Lan Samantha Chang
CCIT room 236 pod P3
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-10:30
(621-1836 Messages only)
Modern Languages 445—wire basket—sign the ledger
This course emphasizes close reading and written analysis of texts such as short stories, poems, and film.
both formal and informal writing assignments, you will practice a variety of methods for examining these texts. For
example, you will consider how personal experience shapes a reader’s understanding and how the language of a text
reflects the values of the culture that has produced it. You will make careful use of research to examine connections
among texts. For the final unit, you will revise one of your analytical essays and compose an essay about the changes
that went into your revision, reflecting on specific, practical applications of your learning over the course of the
Embracing the process of writing is a major emphasis for this course. Class activities may include forms of
prewriting such as brainstorming or outlining. Workshopping drafts of your essays with classmates will be an integral
feature of each unit as you practice strategies for revising and editing your essays according to academic
expectations. You will pay special attention to language and grammar as you compose final versions of your essays
in Standard Written English.
Daly-Galeano, Marlow, Kristen Haven, and Kelly Myers eds.
A Student’s Guide to First-Year Writing.
Plymouth, MI: Hayden McNeil, 2008.
Martone, Michael, and Lex Williford, eds. The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: 50 North
American Stories Since 1970. New York: Touchstone Book, 2007.
Rules for Writers.
Bedford/ St. Martin’s, 2008.
Required Writing / Group Work Percentages
Drafts of three major essays
Required, not graded
Final Essay Exam: Revision & Reflection
Homework and In-Class Writing
Composition Course Policies Statement
Approved by WriPAC on 11/01/07
A Student’s Guide to First-Year Composition
All First-Year Composition Students are required to purchase the
addresses in detail all of the matters addressed below. Also see the Writing Program web
Introduction to Research