Department of English
& Foreign Languages
The Center for Writers
Course Description: This course provides continued practice in critical thinking and
composition through analyzing both fiction and non-fiction and through writing multiple
expository essays, one of which is a documented research paper.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Composition I or equivalent.
Course Objectives: This course is designed to support your general education by improving
your ability to
* Develop critical thinking abilities through the interpretation
* Construct an argument for a clear thesis in well organized paragraphs with focused
* Use sources and data critically in a balanced and thoughtful way as support for original
* Display appropriate respect for the opinion of others.
* Demonstrate skill in using and documenting resources material.
* Craft clear sentences that avoid basic errors in spelling, usage, and punctuation.
Simon and Schuster Handbook for Writers
The Cameron Reader
Course Requirements: You are expected to complete all readings by the time of the class
for which they are listed on the syllabus. Written work will include a diagnostic essay, four
four graded essays with revisions, and a final.
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