- Kathleen Carmichael - 847/467-5592 - Kresge 2-255
- Kresge Centennial Hall 4-355 - TuTh 9:30AM - 10:50AM
- This course is designed for students who enjoy writing or want to learn to enjoy it, with emphasis on the essay form and the research paper. Using models provided by course assignments (including Mountains Beyond Mountains, Northwestern University’s "One Book" for the academic year 2010-1011) and independent reading, students will be asked to analyze writing techniques used by various writers and publications as an aid to refining their own writing skills. Students will also investigate effective ways to evaluate sources and conduct research in different disciplines. The class will also include a unit on writing for special purposes or audiences (application essays, funding proposals, etc).
PROJECTS: Three major essays, one in-class presentation, and several shorter pieces.
- Discussion. Students will also meet individually with the instructor to discuss their work.
- Three papers and several shorter written assignments.
- Elbow, Peter. Writing with Power (2nd Ed). Oxford University Press; 1998.
- Strunk & White. Elements of Style. Waking Lion Press; 2009.
- Kidder, Tracy. Mountains Beyond Mountains. Random House; 2003.
- Comley, Hamilton, et al. (Eds.), Fields of Reading, Motives for Writing (9th edition). Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009.
Shorter readings will be available online.
Registration for this course is not handled by the English department. Questions about this course should be directed to:
The Writing Program
Crowe Hall 2-178
Overview of class
Class Materials (Required)
Current as of 05/03/13 05:39:27 PM