English R1A

Putting It Together


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
6 Fall 2010 Knox, Marisa Palacios
MWF 2-3 222 Wheeler Reading and Composition

Book List
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein; Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights; Bram Stoker, Dracula; William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying; Diana Hacker, Rules for Writers
Description

In this course we will be reading texts composed of multiple narratives told by a variety of speakers and writers. We will examine the various rhetorical strategies employed by these narratives in and of themselves and in relation to the whole. Questions of voice, perspective, and the nature of authority and authorship, as well as the role of the reader in the process of interpretation, will be explored throughout the semester.

Students in turn will continuously work on developing their own writing skills toward clear exposition and argumentation. Through classroom attention to issues of grammar, syntax, structure, and style as well as peer editing and extensive revision processes for three of four required essays (increasing in length from two to four pages), this course should prepare students to articulate their ideas fluently and coherently in writing.


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