ENG100H1F L0101 MW10-1
Instructor: Elizabeth Bernath
Office Phone: TBD
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room TBD
Brief Description of Course: This course instructs students in approaches for effective writing. The course will cover
the stages for writing prose: from outline, to draft, to final version. Lessons are on the
areas following: methods for academic citation, the concept map, the working thesis, the
process of outline development, the structure of the paragraph, and techniques for
revision. At each stage, the course will emphasize citation requirements.
The method of instruction will be in a series of lectures, supported by small group
discussion. Evaluation will occur in a) graded review of three outlines b) three essay
assignments, and c) an examination.
The outlines will consist of designing an argument in answer to an assigned topic or
question. Students will be graded based on performance in clarity and style.
The essay assignments will consist of development of the essay outline into a finished
piece of writing in the genre of the academic essay. Students will be graded on content,
form, and analysis.
The examination will consist of two sections: first, questions on grammar and syntax, and
second, a short essay.
Required Reading: Rebecca Moore Howard. Writing Matters: A Handbook for Writing and Research. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011.
Method of Evaluation: Students will be evaluated on three outlines (5% each); one short essay assignment (4 pages, 20%); one mid-length essay assignment (6 pages, 20%); one final essay assignment (25%); and one examination (grammar questions and essay 20%).