ENGL 3177 Theories and Practice of Composition

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as ENG 50.14.
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4 hours; 4 credits

Workshop in understanding the nature of writing and how to teach it. Writing as a process: invention, revision, editing; effective structures; writing about literature; experimenting with genres; writing as a way of learning. Social and linguistic influences on writing. Responding to other people?s work. Frequent in-class writing; several short papers taken through drafts; compilation of a portfolio.

Prerequisite: English 1012 [2].


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