English Alive 101: Expository Writing and Reading
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DiBartolomeo, Albert, Scott Stein, Kathleen Volk Miller, eds.
Philadelphia: Drexel Publishing
Philadelphia: Running Press, 2007.
Kirszner, Laurie and Stephen Mandell.
The Brief Handbook
, 5th ed. Boston: Thomson, 2007.
Ramage, John D., John C. Bean, and June Johnson.
ed. Brief ed.
New York: Pearson Education, 2009.
FRESHMAN WRITING PROGRAM GOALS AND OUTCOMES
The Freshman Writing Program at Drexel is a three-course, year-long writing-intensive sequence. During
the year you will learn to
Focus on purpose
Appreciate and respond to diverse audiences
Respond to different kinds of rhetorical situations
Use format and structure conventions appropriate to the rhetorical situation
Adopt appropriate voice, tone, and level of formality
Understand how genres shape writing
Write in different genres
Use writing and reading for inquiry, thinking, and communicating
Integrate your ideas with the ideas of others
10. Use research to develop, support, and enhance your ideas
11. Understand how to develop and document ideas
12. Understand writing as a process
Critique your own and others’ works
14. Use writing technologies to address a range of audiences
Use conventions, including citation methods such as MLA
Control surface features such as syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling
The specific outcomes for English 101, the first of these courses, are listed at the end of this syllabus.
They provide you with a clear roadmap of what you will learn and do in the course.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS (100 points)
One of the first things you should keep in mind this term is that you should
of all of your
work, as you will be developing a
at the conclusion of English 101 that you will build for
the rest of the year in English 102 and 103.
Topic proposal/Research plan
Portfolio and cover report