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1 English 311: Writing for the Arts and the Humanities Winter 2011 • Section 002 • T Th 9:30 – 10:45 • 382 BRMB Instructor Information_______________________________________ Elizabeth Christianson Email : e.christianson@ymail.com Office : 3004 JKB Office Hours : Tue and Thu at 12:30-2:00 Box : University Writing Office: 4110 JFSB Course Materials______________________________________________ Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing (2nd Edition) By John R. Trimble ISBN: 9780130257130 On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction By William Zinsser ISBN: 9780060891541 Writing about the Arts and Humanities By David B. Paxman ISBN: 9780536738912 Writing Packet Materials available on Blackboard under "Course Materials" along with Classmates ʼ Drafts. Articles Posted on Blackboard through external links or electronic reference. Use password: chr311
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2 Course Objectives______________________________________________ Welcome to English 311! If you are a language or fine arts student who has taken 1 year of your major ʼ s coursework, you are in the right place. This class is designed to improve your writing and communication skills within your discipline. I believe (as does BYU) that students should develop effective communication skills as part of a broad university education. This GE requirement is founded on the belief that effective writing is essential to any area of inquiry. This course will help you acquire or fine-tune the following skills: 1. Rhetorical Knowledge: Students will demonstrate that they can write clearly, focus on a well-defined purpose in writing, use conventions of format and structure appropriate to their discipline, and adopt a voice, tone, and level of formality suited to multiple purposes and audiences, including audiences both within and outside the discipline in which the course is offered. 2. Disciplinary Writing: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the roles that writing plays in their particular discipline, major, or career as a way of learning, as a way of demonstrating and evaluating what they have learned, and as a way of communicating with others. 3. Writing Processes : Students will develop productive and flexible individual and collaborative writing processes, including prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading. These processes include the following: collecting data, finding supporting evidence, and creating good arguments; organizing material for a paper; writing successive drafts of the same paper; group writing; seeking and using peer responses; revising; editing grammar, usage, and punctuation; and using conventional formats. These processes will reflect processes of inquiry within the student ʼ s discipline. 4.
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