ENGL 0101 - Composition I: Rhetoric and Inquiry

Credits: 4

A writing course taken fall or spring of students' first year that introduces them to the practice of producing texts for different rhetorical occasions. Students use feedback from peers and instructor to strengthen techniques in three stages of the writing process-pre-writing, drafting, and revision-in order to compose rhetorically effective texts for multiple audiences. While summarizing and responding to a range of texts, students learn to situate an original argument within the framework of other speakers, to practice critical inquiry, and to understand conventions associated with a range of rhetorical genres. In addition to writing formally and informally throughout the semester, writers produce a final portfolio whereby they demonstrate, through a variety of projects, meta-cognitive reflection and their ability to incorporate other texts or speakers into their own writing.

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