English 1010 &1011: Rhetoric and Composition I
English 1010 focuses on critical reading and strategies for varying writing style, tone, and form for multiple purposes and audiences. Students learn to compose texts, including academic essays, that clearly assert a claim and support the claim with compelling evidence.
An alternative to English 1010, English 1011 provides students with an additional 75-minute tutorial per week to help them achieve the program’s critical reading, analysis, and writing goals.
The course challenges students to…
- Understand and analyze conventions for purpose, audience, and genre, understanding that genres evolve in response to changes in material conditions and composing technologies.
- Create rhetorically appropriate work that demonstrates an understanding of purpose, audience, context, and genre conventions.
- Practice varying strategies for composition, using self-evaluation to recognize that writing processes are recursive and flexible.
- Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information from various non-scholarly texts, attending especially to relationships between assertion and evidence and to patterns of organization.
By the end of the course, students will have…
- Used varying strategies of writing processes in composing course projects, including working effectively in peer groups to give and receive substantive feedback on emerging drafts.
- Practiced rhetorical analysis of genre conventions of multiple types of work that demonstrates an understanding of purpose, audience, and context of the genre convention.
- Composed a finished project that substantially and effectively analyzes, incorporates, and attributes credible texts produced by others.
- Reflected on and described students’ individual writing processes and how they contribute to students’ continued literacy development.