Part I: Introduction to College Writing

PART I: Introduction to College Writing 

Part I, Units

  1. Understanding Rhetoric
    1. Audience
    2. Writer
    3. Purpose
  2.  Introduction to Writing as a Process
    1. Writing as a Process Flowchart
    2. Brainstorming
    3. Drafting
    4. Revision
      1. Structural Revision
      2. Line Editing
      3. Proofreading
  3. Elements of a College Essay
    1. Paragraphs
    2. Introductions
    3. Conclusions
    4. Words
    5. Sentences

 

Part I, Readings & Questions

  1. “Active Reading” Brogan Sullivan
  2. “Mother Tongue” Amy Tan
  3. “Superman and Me” Sherman Alexie
  4. “Learning to Read” Malcolm X
  5. “My Nigerian Culture” Abimbola Ogundipe  
  6. “The Way We Live Now: 11-11-01; Lost and Found” Colson Whitehead
  7. “Campus Racism 101” Nikki Giovanni
  8. “Five Stories” Lydia Davis

 

Part I, Sample Essay Assignments

  1. Narrative Essay Assignment (Paruolo)
  2. Narrative Essay Assignment (Rodgers)