Welcome to English 119!


This course is based on the idea that writing is a process. Even the most talented published writers cannot sit down and produce a polished text on the first try. Instead, they -- like the rest of us -- have to read texts and talk to people and search out experiences that serve as both the inspiration and the building blocks of their work. They use writing as a means to discover ideas, as well as to convey them. Successful papers will be well researched and argued, well-structured, show a familiarity with the conventions specific to academic writing and be interesting and original.


Course Requirements:

- Write several essays
- Complete a mid-semester in-class critical reading exercise
- Read regularly outside of class
- Attend all classes and participate actively
- Complete class and homework assignments
- Submit assigned work on due date, in class, and stapled.


August 31, 2009
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September 6, 2009
Message board now up!


Dr. Raymond Oenbring
G-5 (by Portia M Smith Building)
Office Hours: MWTh 10-12