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Unformatted text preview: ENG 103 * Rhetoric & Composition I Section 140 MW 3:30-5:00, O'Connell Center Room 256 Instructor: Heather Cramond Office: 150 McGaw Hall, 773-325-4588 (during office hours only) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (best way to reach me) Office hours: MW 2:00-3:00, or by appointment. Texts: Bullock & Goggin, The Norton Field Guide to Writing (with readings) Lunsford, The St. Martins Handbook, 6 th Edition Reynolds & Rice, Portfolio Keeping: A Guide for Students University course description: ENG 103 introduces students to the forms, methods, expectations, and conventions of college-level academic writing. It also seeks to teach students that writing involves a fluid, three-way relationship between writing, reader, and subject, and that this relationship affects the prewriting, drafting, and revising of written work in various ways. Course Goals Students should gain experience reading and writing in multiple genres, including, but not limited to the academic essay. Students should develop a stance appropriate to the rhetorical circumstances, the ability to marshal sufficient, plausible support for their assertions, and should become familiar with a variety of structures for presenting such evidence, including, but not limited to narration, exemplification, definition, classification, comparison, analogy, and cause and effect that depend upon the rhetorical situation. Students should develop the ability to shape the language of written discourse to their audiences and purposes, fostering clarity and emphasis by providing explicit and appropriate cues to the main purpose and the subsections of their texts. Students should develop the ability tread and evaluate the writing of others and to identify the rhetorical strategies at work in written texts. First Year Writing Learning Outcomes. By the end of FYW, students should be able to demonstrate that they can do the following: Rhetorical Knowledge Define and focus on a purpose or purposes Interpret and respond to different audiences Respond appropriately to different kinds of rhetorical situations Apply conventions of format and structure appropriate to the rhetorical situation Apply appropriate tone, diction, and level of formality Demonstrate how genres shape reading and writing Write in several genres Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing Employ writing and reading for inquiry, thinking, and communicating Respond and evaluate texts in multiple genres and media Demonstrate that a writing assignment is a series of tasks that includes finding, analyzing, and synthesizing appropriate primary and secondary sources...
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