Kimberly A. Douglas

Kimberly A. Douglas, ESL Writing Workshop, Fall 2018

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, and documentation.

Textbooks:

Longman Academic Writing Series 2: Paragraphs 3rd Edition
Authors: Linda Butler, Alice Oshima, Ann Hogue, Alan Meyers

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Kimberly A. Douglas, Composition 1, Fall 2018

Course Description:

EngComp005 is the first of UPJ’s standard two-course composition sequence. Designed for students in any major, the writing, reading and analyzation skills you develop here will be beneficial not only in your other courses, but will serve you very well in your professional career. Yes, it’s a writing class, but here you will learn that the audience (better known as your reader) and sometimes the situation determine the kind of writing you will use.

This class will ask you to step outside of your five-paragraph, writing-as-a-process thinking previously drilled into you by your high school English teachers. Same basic premise here – but you will expound upon your ideas, offer more examples, evidence, and description. You’re going to have to think critically, creatively, and at times, in ways that may make you a bit uncomfortable, but all designed to hone your skills and prepare you for a lifetime of writing, no matter what career you choose.
We will begin with a shot of grammar (to refresh your memories) and we’ll talk about what makes good writing good; then we will move on to the structure of the essay and the different styles of writing you will encounter while working towards your degree: narrative, expository, cause and effect, compare and contrast, and argumentative.

One of the unique opportunities afforded by a class like this is the chance for you to have your writing critiqued and admired by a room full of interested, intelligent peers. For this reason, we as a class will engage in a series of writing workshops over the course of the semester, one for each of the four papers. In each of these workshops, you will bring in 2 copies of a draft of the essay you are currently writing and your group will offer you comments and suggestions to help you move that draft toward excellence. The main focus of the editing is on grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure. The groups will switch with each paper, ensuring that no one has his or her paper critiqued by the same group more than once.

Textbooks:

Textbook Patterns for College Writing 14th Ed Author: Kirszner and Mandell
Textbook In Conversation Author: Palmquist and Wallraff
Workbook A Student’s Companion… Author: Kirszner and Mandell
PLEASE PURCHASE THESE AT THE BOOKSTORE USING THE ISBN : 9781319247430
(We get a special deal!!!)

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Kimberly A. Douglas, ESL Composition 2, Fall 2018

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:

Longman Academic Writing Series 5: Essays to Research Papers by Alan Meyers

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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

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