Time: Mon/Wed 7:30, 9, 12 and 1:30
Location: BBC 123, BBC 128 , Clark 308, BBC 123
TEXT AND MATERIAL
---- Word Passion II from me $8.00
---- The Glass Castle by Jeanete Walls
--- They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein
---- This course will require that you visit the SJSU Museum of Art twice which will cost $10.00
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, broadening and deepening your understanding and purposes of different types of college writing, English 1B focuses more on persuasive and critical writing than 1A. You will develop sophistication in writing analytical, argumentative and critical essays that will provide a strong foundation for your college career. You will learn the art of citation and MLA format and practice your research skills through your research a paper. OUR CLASSROOM COMMUNITY: Our classroom should be viewed as a microcosmic community that we enter for each class period. In order for us to become better writers, we need a comfortable atmosphere in which all members of the class feel welcome to contribute. We will be engaging in peer workshop activities, promoting useful responses and constructive criticism to move our writing, and our thinking, forward. We must learn to appreciate each other’s efforts to be active readers and writers. We need to be conscious of holding and voicing our opinions responsibly, knowing how we might effect others. In short, please be respectful.