STYLE IN THE ESSAY
GARY SUE GOODMAN
UWP 18 Section #01
M/W 2:10-4:00 pm
Office hours: M 11-12,
This intermediate writing course focuses on improving your
control of your writing style, language, and structure in the essay. The course will teach
techniques of reading closely, analyzing style, developing and altering a written voice,
crafting more varied and vivid sentences, developing persuasive paragraphs and
arguments, and writing with improved clarity and force.
We will explore planning
strategies that consider audience, purpose, persona, authority, and tone and experiment
with writing process: drafting and revising will be required for all major essays.
course may be used to satisfy a composition requirement in Ag & ES or may be used to
satisfy a GE Writing Experience requirement (but not both simultaneously).
completion of a lower-division writing course: UWP 1, ENL 3 or the
The course assumes basic proficiency in standard English and interest in
improving both your writing process and stylistic control.
Reader from Davis Copy Shop, 247 3
A Writer’s Reference
a good dictionary
Purdue Online Writing Lab:
Looseleaf notebook for reader, syllabus, writing assignments, all exercises,
journals, drafts, peer response sheets, and revised essays.
Keep digital and hard copies
and digital backups of all course work until the end of the quarter.
Designated as a lecture/ discussion course (4 units), the course will
include some brief presentations, but most class time will involve students actively in
discussion, writing exercises, writing workshops, group work, and oral presentations.
Given the interactive nature of the course, regular class attendance is
required. Prepare to participate actively in discussions by
completing all reading and
writing assignments before class time
, bringing relevant texts to class, and considering
provocative questions and comments to spark discussion.
Prepare for writing workshops
by completing assignments before class and bringing the required hard copies for peer
Excessive absences will lower your grade.
Missed in-class work