Advanced Expository Writing

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Course Description:
A course teaching the techniques for writing prose, excluding fiction, in which student essays are extensively criticized, edited, and discussed with the instructor.


Course Details


As assigned.


Required textbooks/ course materials:

100 Ways to Improve Your Writing by Gary Provost, published by Signet, ISBN: 9780451627216


Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

ENC 3311 is a core course for English Education majors enrolled in the baccalaureate program in the School of Education.

The purpose of the communications area in the English Education curriculum is to enable the student to read critically and communicate effectively in clear and correct English. The curriculum also requires students to effectively use the pedagogical tools of the teaching profession.

C-1 Communicate effectively in various rhetorical modes

C-2 Evaluate ideas using critical thinking

C-3 Demonstrate appropriate documentation techniques through various assignments

C-4 Analyze human experiences through reading and writing

C-5 Demonstrate the effective use of the conventions of Standard American English


E-1 Demonstrate understanding of instructional design and lesson planning by applying concepts from human development and learning theories

E-3 Demonstrate effective instructional delivery and facilitation by utilizing deep and comprehensive knowledge of core content.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Assess and meet the reader’s need for a clear, concise, complete, and creative message

Choose an appropriate tone, style, and format to meet the reader’s need

Critique media and other sources for credibility based on historical context, political bias, and other criteria

Research, draft, and complete essays that use logic, precision, and relevant documentation to persuade, inform, or explain the writer’s point of view

Analyze selected readings for stylistic sophistication, use of rhetorical mode, and context of evidence

Analyze and integrate the study of writing with the study of language, grammar, mechanics, and usage

Create and deliver a content related lesson

See first-day handout

Tests, Quizzes, Final Exams, Skills Performance and Skills Demonstration, Writing Assignments, Reports/Presentations, Projects, Homework, Essays


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Teacher facilitated: The teacher will lead class discussions on the material contained in the text during class periods.

Student-centered: The students will take notes, conduct research, and practice writing.


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