WRIT 3 Composition and Research: II
This two-term course in first-year composition works on the assumption that excellence in writing arises from serious intellectual engagement. To achieve this excellence, WRIT 2 - WRIT 3 enrolls students into intensive, seminar-style classes in which literary and other works (including the students' own) are read closely, with attention to substance, structure, and style. The primary goal of WRIT 2 is for students to learn to write clearly and with authority. By submitting themselves to the rigorous process of writing, discussing, and rewriting their papers, students come to identify and then to master the essential properties of the academic argument.
In WRIT 3, students engage in the more sustained discourse of the research paper. These papers are not restricted to literary criticism but might employ the research protocol of other academic disciplines. Throughout the reading, writing, and research processes, students meet regularly with their teaching assistants and professors, who provide them with individualized assistance.
Note: Writing 2-3 is taken in place of Writing 5. Students must complete both terms of Writing 2-3 and a First-year Seminar to fulfill the first-year writing requirement. Students who take the WRIT 2 - WRIT 3 sequence defer their First-year Seminar until the spring term. Writing 2-3 does not serve in partial satisfaction of the Distributive Requirement.
Offered15W: 9L, 12 16W: 9L,12