English 1B Sections 2, 8, & 20
Time: M/W 7:30-8:45, 9:00-10:15, and 12:00-1:15
Location: Sweeny Hall (SH) 414
English 1B is the second course in SJSU's two-semester lower-division composition sequence. Beyond providing repeated practice in planning and executing essays, and broadening and deepening students' understanding of the genres, audiences, and purposes of college writing, English 1B differs from English 1A in its emphasis on persuasive and critical writing (with less attention paid to the personal essay), its requirement for fewer but longer essays, and its introduction to writing informed by research. Students will develop sophistication in writing analytical, argumentative, and critical essays; a mature writing style appropriate to university discourse; reading abilities that will provide an adequate foundation for upper-division work; proficiency in basic library research skills and in writing papers informed by research; and mastery of the mechanics of writing. Prerequisite: Passage of Written Communication 1A (C or better) or approved equivalent.
Grading Criteria for In-Class & Out-of-Class Essays
Final Out-of-Class Essay and Information