Eric C. Schwerer, Composition 2, Spring 2018

Course Description

The primary purpose of this course is to improve your writing and reading skills. Some time will also be devoted to conducting responsible, interesting research and incorporating the words and ideas of others into your own writing. I will assist you through the processes of close reading, critical thinking, note-taking, thesis development, drafting, avoiding plagiarism, and revision.
As a way of practicing these skills, we will read and discuss poetry as well as critical scholarship written about poetry. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0002 or ENGCMP 0003 or ENGCMP 0005.

Required Texts:

• "Poetry: A Pocket Anthology," RS Gwynn, 7th edition
• an @pitt.edu email account which you check regularly for communiati0ns from me • access to a printer (I might send you files via email which you are required to print)

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