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English 1B Spring 2013

Time: TTh noon-1:15
Location: BBC 205


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.

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Case Study in Evaluation: The Trend Toward Online Courses

All semester you've been developing your rhetorical skills so you can "join the conversation" on public issues that relate to your lives. Here's a collection of arguments about a recent controversy that could significantly impact your college education: the rush toward online classes. The first document is a sort of table of contents to the rest of the section. Dig in!