State University of New York at Stony BrookSpring 2020 Program in Writing and RhetoricDr. Rita S. NezamiWRT 102.70Class hours: TUTH 4:00 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. Class location: HUMA 2045 and HUMA SINC Site 2046Office hours and location: TUTH 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (by appointment) HUMA 2108E-mail: [email protected]Blackboard Web site login: Student information/Program in Writing and Rhetoric website: (Click FOR STUDENTS) Undergraduate Bulletin Course Description:WRT102 (Intermediate Writing Workshop) is a study of strategies for extended academic writing assignments including critical analysis, argument or point of view, and multi-source, college-level research essays. Students continue to develop rhetorical awareness, analytical proficiency, and academic research skills. At the end of the course students create a multimodal e-Portfolio of final revised essays to be evaluated by their instructor and one outside reader.The course presents an integrated approach to writing, reading, and critical thinking by developing the grammatical, critical, and rhetorical skills necessary for university writing. One class per week will meet in a SINC Site to write and conduct research. Students will submit all work on paper to instructor and electronically at the end of the semester. Students will be offered a supportive learning environment and a variety of reading and writing experiences about issues of global, personal, social, cultural, literary and academic significance. The course will focus on argumentative writing, textual analysis and research skills that will prepare them for academic writing. Students will begin to master the conventions and style of academic writing. This course will focus as much on rewriting as on writing.Students will be required to revise their work multiple times, which will allow them to witness their progress in writing throughout the semester. They will make their writing more meaningful, concise, and precise.Required Books:Short stories by Indian writer Jhumpa Lahiri and by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (on the immigrant experience in the United States) will be made available by the instructor.A notebook and a folder for all handouts is a must.Course Objectives:Students will be able to practice and apply different approaches to and modes of written exposition as appropriate to a variety of theses and subjects. Students will be able to compose using effective technical requirements for written exposition, including organization, mechanics, and thesis development.
Students will develop sensitivity to written language by being able to employ and apply effective and appropriate rhetorical devices directed at a defined audience.