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English 1B, Composition

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:45
Location: Hugh Gillis Hall 217
Supplemental URL: http://mhagerengl1b.wordpress.com

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English 1B is the second course in the two-semester lower-division composition sequence at SJSU. 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.