Day 1 - Thursday
- names: roll call; students will sign-in in
- apologies re: tight numbers; no course action
forms (department policy); keep checking ISIS for open
II. What is ENWR 110?
Accelerated Academic Writing
- Accelerated: same course offered in a 2-semester
- Academic Writing: to provide foundation for rest
of courses &endash; no "huh?"s from professors. No personal
narrative, fiction, poetry, etc. is included.
- Writing instruction from global level to local
- Attn to syllabus: topics move from large
issues to smaller ones: nature of argument to understanding
words in a sentence. Also, we teach thru practice:
writing/revision cycles and peer editing
- ENWR not a grammar class
- Mechanical shortcomings to be dealt with on
student's own time. A writing handbook of student's choice is
required for reference. Also, I'm willing to help during office
- ENWR not primarily a research class
- Students will take a library tour (syllabus)
and include some outside resources in their work, but the
emphasis in the class will be on developing original arguments
&endash; not reproducing others' arguments. Writing handbook
also handy for citation guidelines.
III. Course Theme
We write better about what interests us: a personal
investment in researching and answering those questions. Our goal is
to create a discourse community: a group of experts who continue to
develop their expertise by engaging in dialogue with other experts.
We'll use published experts as starting points for ideas and as good
examples of academic argument.
- Our theme: Creation and Creativity
Attn to course packet: creation myths, visual art,
music, literature (primary sources immediately before secondary
sources). We'll focus on the nature of art and art-making. Our focus
is "high art," as opposed to pop culture (many other ENWR courses are
pop-culture focused). We'll work with a variety of different kinds of
IV. Course Regulations, etc.
- Grading Policy (read Course Requirements from
- note Writing Center
V. Introductions Game
Include: name, home phone, email, SSN, potential
major, extracurricular activities, special concerns re: course,
favorite creators of art
Homework: Read creation
stories as indicated on syllabus