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ENGL 4497 CNF: Argument and Commentary (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This writing-intensive workshop will help participants develop a variety of skills of argumentation, including indirect descriptive arguments, reviews, editorial commentary and analytic arguments. Short nonfiction readings from writers like Junot Diaz, David Sedaris, Rebecca Solnit and Evan Watkins;as well as essays from a range of students;will be studied for their content ideas and rhetorical strategies. Students will draft a variety of short pieces, participate in whole-class and small-group workshops, and extensively revise three essays for a final portfolio.


Instructor(s): Paula Mathieu

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 30-Jan-15