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SyllabusUW20_M25Fall10-1 - University Writing 20 Fall 2010...

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University Writing 20: Fall 2010 Ghosts of Washington, DC: History, Folklore, and Memorial Niles Tomlinson Section: M25 Office: ACAD 119D Course Code: 75140 Office Hours: F 11-12:30 Class Time: TR 10-11:15AM, F 10-10:50 Email: [email protected] Class Location: TR ACAD 302 F ACAD 304 Resource Librarian Course Website: blackboard.gwu.edu Tolonda Henderson —log in with GW Net ID and password Email: [email protected] Phone: 994-4785 Required Texts 1. They Say/I Say: Making the Moves that Matter , by Graff and Birkenstein 2. Easy Writer (4 th ed.), by Andrea A. Lunsford 3. The Haunting , by Shirley Jackson (Additionally, there will be course material located under the “Files” button on Blackboard and course material put on reserve in Gelman and Eckles libraries.) UW20 and the GW Curriculum Students enrolled in the University Writing Program will satisfy their literacy requirement by taking University Writing 20 (a four-credit, four-hour course) in their first year and two "Writing in the Disciplines" (WID) courses. These are regular, content-area courses that include a writing component and will be offered by a variety of departments and programs throughout the university. Students must complete WID courses during their sophomore and junior years to satisfy the new literacy requirement. You can find out more about UW20 and the literacy requirement at www.gwu.edu/~uwp .
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UW20 Goals and Learning Outcomes This course is designed to expand students writing experience by exploring a variety of genres and approaches; it is structured to provide students with many opportunities to examine the rhetorical writing of others as well as their own. Although we will be exploring contexts for writing which are both public and private, both informal and formal, and both self-reflective and research-based, the goal is to understand writing as a process which necessitates the integration of many different components and angles of engagement. In accordance with the outcomes of this course students will be learn to: Apply sophisticated critical, analytic, and evaluative thinking in both their reading and writing Locate, analyze, synthesize, employ, and acknowledge information resources appropriate to research objectives and to persuasive academic writing Recognize and differentiate various genres of writing and types of audience that are common in the academy Recognize and apply rhetorical principles and stylistic conventions that prevail in whatever genre they are asked to write Construct sound questions and hypotheses that are appropriate to the genre in which they are writing Proofread and edit carefully and effectively, through a deliberate process of drafting and revision Assignments are structured in such a way as to gradually deepen the complexity of student writing: students will start out writing personal experience narratives and move towards more theoretically complex and research-oriented projects. The concluding project will require significant library research: it is constructed not only to give students
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