Content with Disciplines : Writing

Writing & Reading SL Course

Course Overview: Storytelling … becomes a positive and powerful way to bring everyone to the table, validating what everybody has to bring, and using that as a way of studying this complex society we all share but in which we live differently depending on where we are positioned in it. Even though we may see it differently, because we’re sitting in different positions around that table, we all have something to add to this developing story about who we are as a nation, where we are going in terms of addressing our racial history, and other aspects of justice. “The…

Writing SL Course

Course description: Emphasis is on developing skills of writing, reading, analytical thinking, and research. Students are introduced to thought provoking ideas in readings from a variety of disciplines and learn to organize material, analyze ideas, and produce clear writing. These skills are the basis for success in all college courses and in professional careers. By reading, analyzing, and interpreting material from a variety of writers and, in turn, writing and thinking about the ideas, the student should become more proficient at communication skills. This course fulfills open and liberal arts electives. Course objectives (writing) Students will: 1. Use the writing…

College Writing II

English 21011-603 College Writing II REQUIRED TEXTS: Suskind, Ron. A Hope in the Unseen. Conley, Dalton. Honky. Newman, Katherine S. Chutes and Ladders. Golden, Daniel. The Price of Admission. Additional necessities: a college-level dictionary a valid KSU e-mail account (if you choose not to use your Kent e-mail account, then please set that account to forward messages to the account that you do use) COURSE DESCRIPTION This course will require a variety of things from you, but most of all I ask that you bring to class your intellectual curiosity and your unique ideas and opinions. Any class that I…

Writing: Process and Product

Institution: Neumann College Discipline: English Title: Writing: Process and Product Instructor: Gail S. Corso CA Eng458 Writing: Process and Product With a Service Learning Component Fall 2001 Writing: Process and Product Dr. Gail S. Corso Office: 3021 Office Hours: MT 11:00 a.m. 12:50 p.m. 610 558 5515 gcorso@neumann.edu Course Description: Writing: Process and Product (3 credits) prepares future teachers of writing and writers, also, to understand composing and revising processes, methods for evaluating writing and teaching style and grammar. You will examine the design of writing projects for different contexts, and you will apply processes of invention, intervention, and revision…

Writers Helping Writers

Writers Helping Writers Lecturer: Cathy Sayer Office: 106 Oelman Mailbox: 441 Millett Office Hours: MW 10:00 12:00 Phone: 775 2471 (my office) TTh 12:00 2:00 775 3136 (to leave message) Other times by Email: cathy.sayer@wright.edu appointment. Required Texts and Materials If You’re Trying to Teach Kids How to Write, Revised Edition, by Marjorie Frank A Writer’s Reference, 4th Edition, by Diana Hacker Course Packet for English 399: Writers Helping Writers Course Goals The primary goals for this course are: to improve both your writing skills and those of students at Stivers School for the Arts, while encouraging them to continue…

College Writing and Research

Institution: University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Discipline: English Title: College Writing and Research Instructor: Kathleen Dale COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH Student Syllabus, Spring 2003 English 102, sections 70 and 71 (3 credits), and Eng. 298, s. 002, for one additional service learning credit. These are partially online, service learning sections. In addition to the three class hours a week, students will spend about thirteen hours during the semester at a service learning site to be assigned. In addition, much of the work of the class will be done online at http://blackboard.mt.uwm.edu Instructor: Dr. Kathleen Dale Office: Mitchell 165A Phone: 229…

College Writing

Institution: Discipline: English Title: College Writing Instructor: College Writing Textbooks The Ready Reference Handbook: Writing, Revising, Editing, Jack Dodds, Allyn and Bacon, 2000, ISBN 0 205 31019 2 Plato Software (College provides) Online articles Course Description ENC 1101 is a challenging and exciting course. Opting to take this class with the 50/50 designation allows me to offer you the opportunity to meet half of the state mandated contact hours via our on line platform. Instead of spending three hours each week in a designated classroom, you will spend half of that time on line; the other half you will come…

Contexts for Reading and Writing Self and Society

English 101: Contexts for Reading and Writing Self and Society Tim Wandling English 101/Spring 2002 Office hours: Wed: 1:00 2:00 PM T/TH 9:20 10:35 Thu: 1 2:30 PH: 664 2796 Nichols, 362A Email: wandling@sonoma.edu Required Texts Shuster and Van Pelt, Speculations: Readings in Culture, Identities, and Values Lunsford and Collins, The St. Martin’s Handbook Melville, Benito Cereno and Bartelby Introduction This class is designed to allow you to develop and polish your own writing style as you engage with issues of contemporary culture and as you engage in the play of language. We will emphasize the relevance of writing to…

Introduction to Creative Writing

English 1021: Introduction to Creative Writing Meets MWF, 1:00 02:05 p.m. in Hum 111 (Service Learning sessions at West Wind Village to be arranged) Instructor: Argie Manolis Email: manolis@mrs.umn.edu (This is the best way to reach me) Office: HUM 124 Office Phone/Voicemail: 589-6257 (This is the second best way to reach me) Office Hours: Tues, 12-2 and Wed, 2-4 A poem does invite, it does inquire. What does it invite? A poem invites you to feel. More than that: It invites you to respond. And better than that: A poem invites a total response. -Muriel Rukeyser from The Life of…

Public Relations Writing

Course Overview This applied writing skills laboratory covers major communicative tools of the public relations trade, including news releases, features, speeches, pitch letters, fact sheets, public service announcements, and more. The skills of writing are learned by doing; you will have ample opportunities to learn. The course is also an apples service-learning class, which means that as an integral part of class work you will be paired with a local nonprofit to help them identify needs, plan, and produce public relations materials for them. Budget 3 to 5 hours per week of your time for this component. Course Objectives By…

Community Matters

The most important experience that could happen in our classroom was that students would learn to think critically and analytically, not just about the required books, but about the world that they live in. – Bell Hooks As the course title indicates, the focus of this writing 2105 course is community. In order to refine the skills expected of a university student – reading, writing, thinking, collaborating and communicating – you will be doing a lot of writing … and rewriting in this class. Since the more you write, the better you will write, you will compile three portfolios based…

Introduction to Expository Writing (English 100)

Fall 1998 This introduction to college writing will teach you to draft, revise, and edit your texts, keeping in mind your audience and purpose in writing. Working in the genre of the essay, you will write and revise six essays, two of them for publication in a class magazine. To provide you with help in the revision process, I’ll organize collaborative writing groups so that you can get plenty of feedback on your writing; to provide guidelines for how to give good feedback in your writing groups, you will read Elbow and Belanoff’s Sharing and Responding. Your reading in The…

Public Life in America: The Service Learning Writing Project

Course Description ATL 135 Debate and deliberation are essential ingredients of democracy. For democracy to work, ordinary citizens must take part in the process of identifying social problems and finding solutions together. Unfortunately, too many citizens are not engaged in the ongoing work of democracy. Their lack of engagement is not a sign of satisfaction with the status quo, but too often an expression of cynicism, apathy, or a sense of powerlessness. Why have we withdrawn from public associations? Why does our democratic system-the envy of the rest of the world-seem to be failing us? Why have so many of…

Technical Report Writing

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: The practice of technical writing, ranging from the simple memorandum to the long, complex technical research report. The course is designed for students in professional, technical and scientific programs. Prerequisite: English 106 or equivalent. THEME: “Understanding the role of writer and citizen through service-learning” TEXT: Technical Writing, Seventh Edition by John M. Lannon MATERIALS: 3 1/2″ disk; journal notebook; student guide COURSE OBJECTIVES: 1. To prepare effective documents, visuals and presentations by knowing purpose, audience, constraints of the situation, and strategies for organizing and presenting information. 2. To reinforce writing and revising as a process 3. To learn…

Writing 405

Course Rationale and Goals Writing 405 is the final course in the sequence of Writing Studios at Syracuse University. The course is intended to prepare graduating students to understand and take up the kinds of writing and rhetorical tasks that will be expected in the professional workplace. In this class, we will continually attempt to balance the tension between the “academic” and the “professional,” between theory and practice. Therefore, you will find yourself writing the forms and contexts you have become accustomed to as students, as well as in ways you may be less familiar with but that are common…

Social Action Writing: Witnessing Welfare

PRE-REQUISITE: Previous writing experience necessary. COURSE FULFILLS: Concentration in Creative Writing and Social Action OR Concentration in Women’s Studies AND Service Learning Requirement COURSE DESCRIPTION: Social Action Writing is a form of critical inquiry and an act of social responsibility. It is writing that witnesses, that breaks silences, that transforms lives. This is an advanced creative writing service learning class that centers on a particular public issue: welfare reform. Students will work collaboratively to research this issue, as well as co-create knowledge with those in the community who are affected by the new (Jan. 1, 1998) welfare reform policy. Students…

Writing Studio 1: Writing and Learning in the Community

When we experience something we act upon it, we do something with it; then we suffer or undergo the consequences. We do something to the thing and then it does something to us in return: such is the peculiar combination. The connection of these two phases of experience measures the fruitfulness or value of the experience. -John Dewey “Experience and Thinking” (139). Catalog description: Writing 105 develops students’ abilities to use writing for learning, thinking, and critical reading of complex texts. The classroom provides workshop discussions and practice in basic elements of the writing process. Instructor description: The purpose of…

Citizenship, the Narrative Imagination, and Good Writing

The purpose of this course is to develop further your writing skills and to prepare you for the academic writing assignments you will encounter in courses over the next four years. We will attend closely to writing as a process that involves reading critically and actively; developing ideas from the service learning projects and in response to class discussions; clarifying ideas and arguments through pre-writing worksheets; and shaping them into rhetorically effective formal texts. For each unit in the course, we will follow the same trajectory: you will do lots and lots of informal writing in response to readings, projects,…

Writing Studio One

Course Description WRT 105, Writing Studio One. develops student abilities to use writing for learning, thinking, and critical reading of complex texts. Workshop discussions and practice in the basic elements of the writing process are central to WRT 105. Course Overview As do most sections of WRT 105, you will be doing a variety of writing and reading activities designed to increase your understanding of and proficiency in the writing process. You will be asked to compose three “formal” essays, a few informal essays, and a lot of short reflective pieces and other types of writing. You will be reading…