English 1B, Spring 2013
Time: Monday & Wednesday
Location: 7:30 in BBC 124, 9:00 in BBC 221, & 12:00 in BBC 123
Course Description: 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.
Spring 2013 Syllabus for English 1B File & PDF Format
Information on final and last couple of weeks of class.
Last Out of Class Essay
Last essay besides final exam
Critical Reading Reports
Critical Reading Reports are a two-page response to your reading incorporating critical reading, visual learning, focused research, and documentation skills.
Essay #2 Free Speech Essay
How free should free speech be?
Essay 4 Gender Issues
Gender Issues and Education
Analyzing an Argument Rhetorically
Library Module Link
Tutorial for English 1B
Students take this online tutorial as an introduction to the library.