101-107 Fall 2008 unit 1

101-107 Fall 2008 unit 1 - Fall 2008 English 101-122: TR,...

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Fall 2008 English 101-122: TR, 11:00-12:15, Chavez 109 Instructor: 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 General Information Office: CCIT room 236 pod P3 Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-10:30 E-mail: katiav@email.arizona.edu Course Website: www.d2l.arizona.edu Office Telephone: 626-8084 (621-1836 Messages only) Mailbox: Modern Languages 445—wire basket—sign the ledger Course Description This course emphasizes close reading and written analysis of texts such as short stories, poems, and film. Through 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 semester. 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. 29th ed. 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. Hacker, Diana. Rules for Writers. 6 th ed. Boston: Bedford/ St. Martin’s, 2008. Required Writing / Group Work Percentages Drafts of three major essays Required, not graded Essay 1: Textual Analysis (due 09/25) 20% Essay 2: Textual Analysis (due 10/23) 20% Essay 3: Contextual Analysis (due 11/25) 25% Final Essay Exam: Revision & Reflection (due 12/04) 20 % Homework and In-Class Writing 15% 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 Student’s Guide . The Guide addresses in detail all of the matters addressed below. Also see the Writing Program web page: http://writprog.web.arizona.edu . Introduction to Research
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2009 for the course ENGL 107 taught by Professor Merritt during the Fall '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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