Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG100H1F L0101

ENG100H1F L0101 MW 10-1
Effective Writing
A. Todd
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Brief Description of Course: This course teaches academic and professional writing across a range of disciplines. Our goal is to develop clear, coherent written communication skills that are sensitive to context, including different genres, disciplines, and audiences. We study the various steps of the writing process: planning, outlining, paragraph formation, and revision. We also practice grammar and research skills, as well as critical thinking, close reading, and active viewing.

Required Reading: The College Writer: A Guide to Thinking, Writing, and Researching, sixth edition. Additional readings provided through Blackboard.

First Three Authors/Texts: The College Writer (6th edition), Part 1, sections 1-3 (pages 1-56)

Method of Instruction: Lectures, class discussion

Method of Evaluation: participation (10%); quizzes (20%); in-class exercises (15%); first essay (15%); second essay (20%); final exam (20%).

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