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Queensborough Community College-CUNYDepartment of EnglishFall 2020 ENGL101H24J SyllabusDr. Beth Counihan, Associate Professor[email protected]Catalogue Course Description: In ENGL101 at Queensborough Community College-CUNY, students will study and practice the reading, writing, critical thinking, andreflective skills needed for their academic and professional lives. Through formal andinformal writing assignments totaling at least 6,000 words, students will receiveinstruction in the recursive processes of expository and argumentative writing:brainstorming; information literacy; researching, evaluating and documenting sources;drafting; revising; and editing. During the conference hour, instructors may review topicssuch as note-taking and annotating texts, grammar, sentence structure, paragraphdevelopment and organization, and the formulation of thesis statements.Required Texts:Into the Wildby Jon Krakauer ($15)FREE : online subscriptions toThe New York TimesandThe Wall Street Journal--must use your college email and make date of graduation June 2021 so you get thefree subscription all academic year:FREE:ThePurdue University Online Writing Lab (the Purdue OWL) for MLAdocumentation style reference and moreENGL101:Freshman Compositionis a fundamental course for all collegestudents with a focus on learning the elements of academic writing. You will do avariety of writing assignments, ranging from a compare/contrast essay to an oralhistory interview to a paper in which you research a career.You will take an essayfinal exam and post weekly to our class Discussion Board. You will also keep aNew York TimesSummary Journal, reading 21 articles of interest to you andsummarizing them, incorporating a direct quote and a bit of commentary in each of
the 21 summaries.As you work on your writing skills, you will also work onreading and study skills:how to annotate a text, take notes, keep a datebook, andmanage time. In addition, we will have anoverall theme of exploring andcontemplating the natural world.ENGL 101 Course Objectives:By the end of the semester, students will:1.Identify an intellectual question or problem worthy of further study through theprocess of reading, research, and writing.2.Differentiate relevant evidence throughout all writing tasks, including writtentexts, visual images, electronic media and such primary sources as observations,interviews, and surveys.3.Use a variety of writing and revision strategies for generating, revising, editingand proof reading writing.4.Determine logical arguments and stylistic approaches appropriate to form orgenre of writing: transitional language, progressive development of ideas, etc.

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Term
Spring
Professor
ALBERTASHFORTH
Tags
Into the Wild, Academia

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