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Fall Semester 1998
Instructor: Tracey Besmark
This is the first semester of a two-semester course. The main purpose of this course is to help you become a better writer. You will discover the writing strategies that work best for you and develop the writing skills necessary to succeed in college. The emphasis is on helping each of you learn to write better regardless of your present level of skill or competency.
You will focus on all aspects of what it takes to produce a finished piece of writing
(from brainstorming to final draft). From your own thoughts and experiences, you will create a variety of writing forms, ranging from the strictly personal and private (journal writing) to the more "public"--writing you will share with your classmates. The course is set up in as a writers’ workshop in which you will both give and receive feedback from other students and the teacher. Be prepared to actively participate in both small and large group activities and discussions.
NOTE: If you are doing very well, you have the option of attempting to by-pass English 101, Semester B and moving straight on to English 102. This will require you to be self-motivated and hard working. You will need to submit your portfolio to the English Department for review.
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