Kimberly A. Douglas

Kimberly A. Douglas, Composition 2, Spring 2018

Course Description:

This course is a continuation of English 005. What you learn here will reinforce and extend your abilities to write correct, well-organized essays using various rhetorical strategies and styles. You will be introduced to a variety of writing strategies used in composing interpretive and analytical essays.

The theme for Comp II is Perspective. How can multiple people experience the same event and yet see it in so many different ways? In what ways are both the audience and author responsible for the interpretation of a piece, and how does this affect perspective? We will examine the ways fiction, nonfiction, poetry, music and visual texts can approach these crucial means of research, inquiry, re-mediation and communication.

While discussing perspective, we will take some time to examine the art of argument: what are the components of an effective argument and what is perspective’s role in it? How do we use evidence and refutation to bolster our own argument or disprove the opposition? This course serves as an introduction to more sophisticated study of argument and critical analysis of written texts, and you will demonstrate your advanced competency in the composition of increasingly complex analytical essays about those texts. Assignments will include a critical research paper, an argument essay, an oral interpretation of lyrical poetry, tests and a few random quizzes.

Texts:

- Harris and Kunka, The Writers FAQs 6th, Pearson 978-0-13-413305-8
- Abcarian, Cohen, Klotz, Literature: The Human Experience with 2016 MLA 12th Edition 978-1319088125
- O’Brien, The Things They Carried 9780618706419

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Kimberly A. Douglas, Composition 1, Spring 2018

Course Description:

This course is a continuation of the ESL writing curriculum. It begins with a grammar refresher and sentence/paragraph structure and then focuses on the five genres most often used in tertiary writing: informational, exemplification, argument, compare and contrast, and cause and effect. Special emphasis on the research and documentation processes.

Text:

Longman Academic Writing 4: Essays Edition: 5th

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Kimberly A. Douglas, Composition 1, Fall 2017

Course Description:

In this semester long course, students refine their ability to express themselves with clarity and coherence in various genres of writing; they learn the value of using the writing processes to generate, develop, share, revise, proofread, and edit major writing projects and demonstrate that they can produce essays that show structure, integrate evidence and organize significant content, demonstrate purpose, and reveal an awareness of audience. Required of all freshmen.

Required Texts:

- Patterns for College Writing. Author: Kirszner and Mandell
- The Writers FAQs 6th Ed. Author: Harris and Kunka

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Kimberly A. Douglas, ESL Reading Workshop, Fall 2017

Course Description:

The goal of this course is to provide you with the reading skills necessary to be a confident and independent reader and to help you improve your comprehension of written English in order to compete successfully in an academic program.

Required Text:

The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues Across the Disciplines. Publisher: McGraw-Hill. Author: Gilbert Muller. Edition: Twelfth.

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Kimberly A. Douglas, ESL Writing Workshop, Fall 2017

Course Description:

This is the primary course for students whose first language is not English. The course includes grammar, sentence structure, paragraph writing, writing as a process, writing for a variety of purposes, self and peer editing, and documentation.

Required Texts:

- Longman Academic Writing Series 2: Paragraphs
- Hacker: A Writer’s Reference 7th Edition with Resources for Multilingual Writers and ESL

Syllabus: 

Kimberly A. Douglas, ESL Composition 2, Fall 2017

Course Description:

This course is a continuation of English 0005. What you learn here will reinforce and extend your abilities to write correct, well-organized essays using various rhetorical strategies and stylistic techniques. You will be introduced to advanced practice in college level reading and writing of various genres for different situations and audiences and utilize a variety of writing strategies used in composing interpretive and analytical essays. Assignments will include a critical research paper and three smaller essays, tests, and a few random quizzes. Includes field research, collaboration, and visual communication. Additional support related to higher level language acquisition and usage for non-native speakers of English.

Textbooks:

- Models for Writers, Authors: Rosa and Eschholz, Publisher: Bedford, Edition: 12
- Writers Reference, Author: Hacker, Publisher: Bedford, Edition: 7

Syllabus: 

Kimberly A. Douglas, Composition 2, Spring 2017

Course Description

This course is a continuation of English 005. What you learn here will reinforce and extend your abilities to write correct, well-organized essays using various rhetorical strategies and stylistic techniques. You will be introduced to a variety of writing strategies used in composing interpretive and analytical essays.
The theme for this semester’s Comp II is that of perspective. How can multiple people experience the same event and yet see it in so many different ways? In what ways are both the audience and author involved in the interpretation of a piece and how does this affect perspective? We will examine the ways fiction, nonfiction, poetry, music and visual texts can approach these crucial means of research, inquiry, re-mediation and communication.

Required Texts:

Harris and Kunka Abcarian, Cohen, Klotz
O’Brien
The Writers FAQs 6th Pearson Literature: The Human Experience With 2016 MLA 12th Edition
The Things They Carried
978-0-13-413305-8
978-1319088125 9780618706419

Kimberly A. Douglas, ESL Composition 1, Spring 2016

Course Description:

This course is a continuation of the ESL writing curriculum. It begins with a grammar refresher and sentence/paragraph structure and then focuses on the five genres most often used in tertiary writing: narrative, informational, argument, compare and contrast, and cause and effect. Special emphasis on the research and documentation processes.
Required Texts:

Longman Academic Writing 4: Essays Edition: 5th
Access to a computer, an Internet connection, and a printer
(with several on campus, no printer excuses will be accepted – and no tardiness for printing papers will be accepted)
English dictionary is highly recommended!
Additional readings (to be assigned)

Syllabus: 

Kimberly A. Douglas, ESL Reading Workshop, Fall 2016

Course Description:

The goal of this course is to provide you with the reading skills necessary to be a confident and independent reader, and to help you improve your comprehension of written English in order to compete successfully in an academic program.

Required Texts:

A Writer's Workbook 4th Edition by Trudy Smoke

Kimberly A. Douglas, ESL Writing Workshop, Fall 2016

Course Description

This is the primary course for students whose first language is not English. The course includes grammar, sentence structure, paragraph writing, writing as a process, writing for a variety of purposes, self and peer editing, and documentation.

Required Texts:

A Writer’s Reference 7th Edition with Resources for Multilingual Writers and ESL by Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers

Syllabus: 

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