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Advanced Composition

ENG 211

Advanced Composition

ENG 211

Course Description

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or better in a college level composition II course or ENG 113 or permission of instructor. Continues to practice forms of academic writing such as the summary, report based upon research, and the analytical essay. Emphasizes writing process and examines the origins and purpose of academic discourse. Approaches may include workshops, conferencing, publication and word processing at the discretion of the instructor. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Produce at least one research paper.

Objectives:

  • Locate information.
  • Select appropriate source material.
  • Integrate and synthesize student's opinion and source material
  • Document sources in a conventional style.

Produce at least one critical paper on several short stories, a novel, or movie

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of various elements of textual or visual techniques to develop a particular interpretation.

Produce at least one critical paper on a non-fiction text or documentary film.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of various elements of textual or visual techniques to develop a particular interpretation.

Analyze a range of prose styles.

Objectives:

  • Identify such elements as symbol, point of view, tone, and metaphor.
  • Identify certain characteristics that make up "personal" "formal," and "scientific" styles.

Revise and edit research and critical papers.

Objectives:

  • Identify where revisions are needed by considering relevance, focus, effective sequencing and logical development.
  • Implement techniques for adding, deleting, combining, and substituting words, sentences and paragraphs.