EN 102-H01 Syllabus - EN 102-H01 Fall 2007 Honors Writing...

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EN 102-H01 Fall 2007 Honors Writing II Derek T. Leuenberger 215 Tillinghast [email protected] 508-531-1224 Class times and location: 9:05-9:55 MWF Hunt 213 Office Hours: 9:30-11:00 TR and by appointment. Required Texts: 1. Hacker, Diana. A Writer’s Reference . Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006. 2. Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart . New York: Anchor, 1994. 3. Camus, Albert. The Plague . New York: Vintage, 1991. 4. Wiesel, Elie. Night . New York: Hill and Wang, 2006. Also - A three-ring binder with loose-leaf paper or a folder and spiral notebook to collect and retain research material. - Laptop (on announced days) - Recommended: USB flash drive Course Description and Objectives: As college students (and, later, as college-educated professionals), you will be expected to be capable of effectively communicating your thoughts, ideas, responses, and opinions through writing. This course will help you to develop skills – as effective writers and readers – essential to your success in your college coursework and in your future careers. We will be focusing on research skills and argumentation this semester, with a specific emphasis on the writing process ranging from topic generation to initial research to drafting to submission. Further, as a participant in an Honors course, you will engage more challenging reading and writing assignments. We will be focusing on both literary and critical texts in the course to help you develop higher-level critical skills and research techniques. The major literary texts for the course are centered around a broad theme of societal disruption and disintegration. It is my hope that these texts will raise questions about our own local and national experience and about the nature and responsibilities of societal membership. Of course, this is primarily a writing course, and our assignments and discussion will be ultimately focused on your development as writers and thinkers. Major outcomes of this course include (but are not limited to): Developing good reading and writing habits, including idea generation, note-taking, revision, and editing Learning to support your ideas and opinions with evidence and proper documentation
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2 Writing with effective organization and expression Writing appropriately for audience Expressing your ideas successfully and with a working understanding of the conventions of standard written English in addition to the rules of style Functional knowledge of research methods and resources Knowledge of resources available to you as a college writer at Bridgewater State College Major assignments and grading: Your work this semester, in addition to the readings, will consist of a number of formal and informal written projects intended to provide opportunities to practice
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