Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG100H1F L5101

ENG100H1F L5101 MW6-9
Effective Writing
Matthew Risling
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Brief Description of Course: ENG 100H is a course for students who wish to improve their critical thinking, writing, and reading skills. It is designed to develop competency in various modes of expository and persuasive prose, applicable to academia and the professional world. The course will stress the process of writing, from preparation, to drafting, to revising and editing. Students will engage in multiple exercises designed to develop essential skills in crafting an effective argument based on appropriate evidence, with attention to structural unity and coherence, suitable diction, and appropriate grammar and mechanics.

Required Reading: The McGraw-Hill Handbook. Flynn, Maimon, Peritz, and Yancey. 2010

Method of Evaluation: Participation (10%); Short assignments/quizzes (15%); Midterm test (15%); Final essay (40%); Final exam (20%)

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