An interdisciplinary course, Effective Writing II develops each student’s ability to think critically, collaborate with peers, and produce cohesive, readable essays. Reading and discussion of selected articles will be complemented by the study of four key topics: genre, style, format, and argument.
Attendance is very important in this course because progress in academic writing depends upon active exchange of viewpoints and experience. Students are responsible for all material discussed in class, as well as all in-class worksheets and exercises.
Effective Writing II includes a test of writing style and a final examination, as well as four essay assignments. The essays are due on September 30, October 21, November 11, and December 6. Unless an extension has been arranged in advance with the instructor, late assignments will not be accepted. Once approved, late submissions normally incur a deduction of two points per day (including weekend days).
The final grade in this course is earned on the basis of attendance and participation (15%), essay assignments (50%), a mid-term quiz (10%), and a final examination (25%).
Required text: Writing Analytically with readings by Rosenwasser, Stephen, and Babington (Thomson Nelson 2006).
Recommended text: A Writer’s Handbook: Developing Writing Skills for University Students, Casson, ed. (Broadview 2006).
The instructor, Susan Korba, holds office hours at the Writing Centre in Stauffer Library. She can be reached by telephone (613-533-6000, ext. 75066) or e-mail email@example.com.
The teaching assistant for the course is Jane Russell Corbett.