W19 ENGL 1020E Tittle, Miles Final.pdf

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1 Carleton University Winter 2019 Department of English ENGL 1020-E Effective Writing Jan 1, 2019 April 30, 2019 Mondays 6:05-8:55 pm (18:05-20:55) Location: SA 311 (Southam Hall) Instructor: Miles Tittle Email: [email protected] Office: DT1915 (Dunton Tower) Phone: NA Office Hours: TBA Course description: This course familiarizes students with the rhetorical principles, skills, and structures necessary for the kind of writing done at the university level: clear and effective composition as a mode of research, discovery, analysis, and persuasion. Open to students from all disciplines. Note that ENGL 1020 is not for English Majors: taking this course precludes taking ENGL 1010, which is one of the pathway options for English Majors. Learning Outcomes: Through discussion and practice, students will develop the skills to consistently meet university-level expectations in their written analytical and argumentative work. These include the following: 1. Effective text analysis and close reading. You should be able to identify formal and rhetorical strategies employed in any writing, note how a text uses facts and sources to aid persuasion and other aims, recognize when you should look for supplementary information or context to deepen your comprehension, and be able to identify weaknesses, bias, and misinformation. You should be adept at research and evaluating sources. 2. Thesis development and support. You should be able to develop a focused, argumentative thesis that is clearly expressed and sustained from introduction to conclusion. Your argument should be logically and coherently supported by points backed both by complex original analysis and engagement with primary and secondary texts for evidence. You should be able to transfer these strengths to other forms of writing. 3. Effective drafting, revision, and proofreading. You should be able to improve and polish your work in stages, incorporating revisions based on feedback, reflection, new information or evidence, and technical considerations. You should understand how audience considerations shape your wo rk’s approach and style. 4. Mastery of the technical aspects of academic writing. You should be able to follow MLA format, or any other given style sheet, accurately and carefully. In-text citations and bibliographic entries should be complete and error-free. Your text should have no errors of grammar, punctuation, format, or content. You must be able to recognize all forms of plagiarism, and eliminate them in your work. All signal, no noise! Please note that this course requires some in-class hand-written work. Your assignments must be done and submitted in hard copy. You are expected to have loose-leaf, pens, and textbook with you at every class. Required textbook: We will be using the following textbook in our class, available at the Carleton University Bookstore.
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