English 1B Spring 2012
Time: Sec 90 MW 1:30-2:45 sec 86 TTh 7:30-8:45 sec 87 TTh 9-10:15
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.
Course Policies and Schedules
This section is for readings that aren't in the textbook. Please print out a hard copy and bring it to class on the day we're discussing it.
Research Project Case Study: The Meatpackers' Problem
This is a collection of materials to illustrate how a student might get from a general idea of a topic to a research plan.