Michaela A. O'Toole

Michaela A. O'Toole, Composition 1, Fall 2015

Course Description:

In this course, students study and practice the essentials of essay writing, with an emphasis on producing clear, correct prose.

Required Texts:

-Reading Critically, Writing Well: A Reader and Guide 10th Edition by Rise B. Axelrod, Charles R. Cooper, & Allison M. Warriner (2014)
-50 Essays: A Portable Anthology 4th Edition by Samuel Cohen (2014)
-A Writer’s Reference 7th Edition by Diana Hacker & Nancy Sommers (2010)

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Michaela A. O'Toole, Dramatic Imagination, Spring 2015

Course Description:

This course introduces students to the major dramatic forms and compares the ways playwrights from several centuries use ideas, characters, and theatrical contexts. Students will consider how social, historical, and dramatic contexts influence interpretations and evaluation—or may lead to alternative understandings of a play.

Required Texts:

1. Albee, Edward. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ISBN-13: 978-0451218599
2. Chekhov, Anton. The Complete Plays ISBN-13: 978-0393330694
3. Beckett, Samuel. Endgame and Act Without Words. ISBN-13: 978-0802144393
4. Dorfman, Ariel. Death and the Maiden ISBN-13: 978-0140246841
5. Ibsen, Henrik. Four Major Plays: Doll’s House; Ghosts; Hedda Gabler; and The Master Builder ISBN-13: 978-0199536191
6. Lorca, Federico Garcia. Three Tragedies: Blood Wedding, Yerma, Bernarda Alba ISBN-13: 978-0811200929
7. Rostand, Edmund. Cyrano de Bergerac ISBN-13: 978-1557832306
8. Shakespeare, William. Henry V ISBN-13: 978-0743484879

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Michaela A. O'Toole, Composition 1, Fall 2014

Course Description:

In this course, students study and practice the essentials of essay writing, with an emphasis on producing clear, correct prose.

Required Texts:

• Reading Critically, Writing Well: A Reader and Guide 10th Edition by Rise B. Axelrod, Charles R. Cooper, & Allison M. Warriner (2014)
• 50 Essays: A Portable Anthology 4th Edition by Samuel Cohen (2014)
• A Writer’s Reference 7th Edition by Diana Hacker & Nancy Sommers (2010)
• A writer’s notebook (separate from class notebook/binder)

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Michaela A. O'Toole, Developmental Composition 1, Fall 2014

Course Description:

Students meet weekly with their Composition 1 instructor to work on understanding and addressing writing assignments and how to strengthen their writing at the sentence and paragraph levels. Students use the papers they produce in ENGCMP 0005 as materials for discussion and revision.

Required Texts:

-Reading Critically, Writing Well: A Reader and Guide 10th Edition by Rise B. Axelrod, Charles R. Cooper, & Allison M. Warriner (2014)
-A Writer’s Reference 7th Edition by Diana Hacker & Nancy Sommers (2010)
-50 Essays 3rd Edition by Samuel Cohen (2011)

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Michaela A. O'Toole, Communication 2, Spring 2013

Course Description:

A continuation of Communications 1 with additional emphasis on research writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0002, ENGCMP 0003 or ENGCMP 0005.

Required Texts:

-50 Essays: A Portable Anthology, 3rd Edition by Samuel Cohen (2011)
-Reading Critically, Writing Well: A Reader and Guide 9th Edition by Rise B. Axelrod, Charles R. Cooper, & Allison M. Warriner (2011)
-Rules for Writers 7th Edition by Diana Hacker & Nancy Sommers (2011)

Syllabus: 

Michaela A. O'Toole, Composition 2, Spring 2013

Course Description:

In this course, a companion course to Freshman Writing Seminar and Composition 1, students study and practice essay writing in more depth. The course also includes an introduction to researching and writing from sources. Required of all freshmen. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0002 or ENGCMP 0003 or ENGCMP 0005.

Required Texts:

-50 Essays: A Portable Anthology, 3rd Edition by Samuel Cohen (2011)
-Reading Critically, Writing Well: A Reader and Guide 9th Edition by Rise B. Axelrod, Charles R. Cooper, & Allison M. Warriner (2011)
-Rules for Writers 7th Edition by Diana Hacker & Nancy Sommers (2011)

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Michaela A. O'Toole, Composition 1, Fall 2012

Course Description:

In this course, students study and practice the essentials of essay writing, with an emphasis on producing clear, correct prose.

Required Texts:

• Reading Critically, Writing Well: A Reader and Guide 9th Edition by Rise B. Axelrod, Charles R. Cooper, & Allison M. Warriner (2011)
• Rules for Writers 7th Edition by Diana Hacker & Nancy Sommers (2011)

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Michaela A. O'Toole, Composition 1, Fall 2012

Course Description:

In this course, students study and practice the essentials of essay writing, with an emphasis on producing clear, correct prose.

Required Texts:

• Reading Critically, Writing Well: A Reader and Guide 9th Edition by Rise B. Axelrod, Charles R. Cooper, & Allison M. Warriner (2011)
• Rules for Writers 7th Edition by Diana Hacker & Nancy Sommers (2011)

Syllabus: 

Michaela A. O'Toole, Composition 2, Spring 2014

Course Description:

In this course, a companion course to Freshman Writing Seminar and Composition 1, students study and practice essay writing in more depth. The course also includes an introduction to researching and writing from sources. Required of all freshmen. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0002 or ENGCMP 0003 or ENGCMP 0005.

Required Texts:

• 50 Essays: A Portable Anthology, 3rd Edition by Samuel Cohen (2011)

• Reading Critically, Writing Well: A Reader and Guide 9th Edition by Rise B. Axelrod, Charles R. Cooper, & Allison M. Warriner (2011)

• Rules for Writers 7th Edition by Diana Hacker & Nancy Sommers (2011)

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Michaela A. O'Toole, Composition 1, Fall 2013

Course Description:

In this course, students study and practice the essentials of essay writing, with an emphasis on producing clear, correct prose.

Required Texts:

• Reading Critically, Writing Well: A Reader and Guide 9th Edition by Rise B. Axelrod, Charles R. Cooper, & Allison M. Warriner (2011)
• Rules for Writers 7th Edition by Diana Hacker & Nancy Sommers (2011)

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