Here are the course readings and videos.

Introductory Weeks

Gurung, Reagan A. R., “Adapting for 2021: A Student’s Guide.” 21 Dec 2020.

Hassan, Mohamed, “(un)Learning My Name.” 30 Sept 2018.

“Online Discussions: Tips for Students.” University of Waterloo,

“Student Tips for Online Learning Success.” North Hennepin Community College,

Willis-Abdurraqib, Hanif. “Zayn Malik and the Songs that Bring us to Prayer.” MTV News. 15 Mar 2016.

Unit 1 – Portrait of a Word

Barry, Lynda. “Tardy.”

Diaz, Junot. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Riverhead Books, 2007.

Lamott, Anne. ‘Shitty First Drafts.” in Language Awareness: Readings for College Writers. edited by Paul Escholz, Alfred Rosa, and Virginia Clark. 9th ed. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2005.

Melzer, Dan. “Understanding Discourse Communities,” Writing Spaces: Readings About Writing, Volume 3, 2020.

DePeter, Ron. “How to Write Meaningful Peer Response Praise.” Writing Spaces: Readings about Writing, Volume 3, 2020.

Willis-Abdurraqib, Hanif. “Tell ‘Em All To Come and Get Me: A Year of Being ‘Alright’.” MTV News. 29 Feb 2016.

Unit 2 – Inquiry-Based Research 

“A Letter on Justice and Open Debate.” Harper’s. 7 July 2020.

Booker, Cory. “Why I’m Behind the Athletes Bill of Rights.” Sports Illustrated. 20 Jan 2021.

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. “I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye.” The Atlantic. 7 May 2018.

Havilesky, Heather. “Is Marriage Obsolete? The first part of a weeklong series that attempts to understand marriage.” The Cut. 31 Mar 2019.

Morrison, Sara. “The year we gave up on privacy.” Vox. 23 Dec 2020.

Sanders, Laura. “How coronavirus stress may scramble our brains.” Science News. 24 May 2020.

Unit 3 – New Audience, New Genre

Gagich, Melanie.  “An Introduction to and Strategies for Multimodal Composing.” Writing Spaces: Readings About Writing, Volume 3. 2020.

Final Portfolio

Murray, Donald. “Internal Revision.”