know relevant theories about, and
practice writing prose. Inorder to do this, we will engage in writing that is expressive,explanatory, and persuasive. We will also become writers by habit. Thatis, by the end of the semester we ought to feel compelled to engage insome level of planning, composing, and revising prose on a daily basis.
Come to class prepared. And don’t be late.Be kind.Do your best. Ask for help.
moleskine or something like it
•Various materials made available to you on blackboard•A tumblr account
for access to our course blog
•Recommended: 750words.com account
Final Writing Portfolio.
At the end of the semester you will submit a ﬁnal, revised writing portfolio that includes your ﬁnal white paper and three other pieces you’ve written in this course that demonstrate your growth andachievement as a writer of the semester.
Be prepared to be asked to revise a piece of writing
. Do not take o
ense to this request.Do not see it is an insult to your abilities. Instead, take it as an opportunity to improve. But do nothand in lackluster prose in anticipation of the opportunity to revise. You will be penalized for this.
Don’t do it. While much of what you do in here will be unique enough that you won’t really have theopportunity to lift essays o
the internet, you may be tempted to borrow sentences or phrases orhave your older sister write it for you. Don’t do it. If you feel tempted to do it, come talk to me. If you don’t know what counts as plagiarism, come talk to me.
Talk to me. Please. Or you can contact Disability Support Services
Idaho Commons Rm 306
6307 or by email@example.com.