Syllabus, Winter 2011

Syllabus, Winter 2011 - Writing150:StrategiesinWriting

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Writing 150:  Strategies in Writing Winter 2011 Instructor:  Arlene Hecksel Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. and by appointment. Office:  346 LOH, 331-8024 Email:  hecksear@gvsu.edu Section 09:    Tuesday, 8 to 9:50 a.m., 225 LSH, classroom                       Thursday, 8 to 9:50 a.m., 212 CON, computer lab Section 14:    Tuesday, 10 to 11:50 a.m., 230 LSH, classroom                       Thursday, 10 to 11:50 a.m., 210 CON, computer lab Section 42:    Tuesday, 2 to 3:50 p.m., 210 CON, computer lab                       Thursday, 2 to 3:50 p.m., 230 LSH, classroom Course Description:  Writing 150 is a four-credit class focused on preparing you for the writing that  you will be doing throughout your college career.  Through frequent practice in and out of the  classroom, you will learn to develop, focus, and organize your ideas and how to edit your writing.  Students must receive a grade of C or better to satisfy the first-year writing requirement.  The class  will consist of both reading and writing assignments and exercises.  Remember that this syllabus may  be modified somewhat to insure success.   Course Goals: By the end of WRT 150, (according to the “Green Book”), you should be able to: 1. Read and understand material written for college audiences 2. Demonstrate an understanding of written material through clearly focused written summaries  and analyses.
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3. Develop using a variety of prewriting techniques, which may include brainstorming, free  writing, and journal- keeping, consulting with others, conducting library research, and  analyzing audience. 4. Develop writing from early, writer-oriented drafts to later, reader oriented drafts. 5. Produce effective writing in a variety of modes, ranging from narrative to expository to  argumentative. 6. Demonstrate the ability to build supportable generalizations using selected details that are  suggestive, concrete, and relevant. 7. Revise writing with the expectations of particular audiences in mind, including academic  audiences. 8. Conduct library research and integrate facts and opinions from multiple sources into your own  writing. 9. Edit writing so that it conforms to the general conventions of academic prose. Class Materials:
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