Spring 2022 - ENGL 199W D100

Writing to Persuade (3)

Class Number: 4668

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
    AQ 5039, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    12 units.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to reading and writing from a rhetorical perspective. The course treats reading and writing as activities that take place in particular circumstances and situations, in contrast to the traditional emphasis on decontextualized, formal features of texts. It prepares students for reading and writing challenges they are likely to encounter within and beyond the classroom. Students with credit for ENGL 199 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course introduces the participants to reading and writing for academic purposes with a rhetorical point of view. This means that interacting with a text is considered as something students and scholars do with a purpose and within a specific context or situation. Participants will reflect on texts as social actions and develop strategies to face the challenges of professional and academic communication. The course will require participants to engage in extensive reading, multiple writing tasks, and a the composition of a research paper. 

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Define and describe the relationship between cultural situations and the text as a communicative action.
  • Use published sources to inform their writing in ways that position them as a respectful and informed users of information.
  • Analyze texts to identify the purpose, context, and stance of the writer.
  • Develop strategies to take notes from course readings to compose summaries and reports.
  • Compose texts with the appropriate level of abstraction and specificity for an academic audience.
  • Organize academic texts considering the expectations and needs of the audience.
  • Apply various language resources to compose a research proposal and a research paper.

Grading

  • Team-based Writing Tasks 15%
  • Corpus Collection Report 20%
  • Research Proposal 25%
  • Research Paper 40%

NOTES:

During this course, you will be required to access books and scholarly journals to inform your assignments. Some of these resources will be available for you on Canvas. However, you will also need to search for additional reading materials using SFU Library system. Having an active library account will be a requirement to conduct your own bibliographic research.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Giltrow, J., Gooding, R., & Burgoyne, D. (2021). Academic writing: An introduction (4th edition). Broadview Press.

Participants will be expected to complete required readings since the first week of the course. Therefore, every student will be responsible of planning ahead to acquire the required textbook. Paperback copies are available for purchase at the publisher's website and at various retailers (e.g. amazon, Indigo). An electronic version can be acquired at Google Play. 

 

Department Undergraduate Notes:

IMPORTANT NOTE Re 300 and 400 level courses: 75% of spaces in 300 level English courses, and 100% of spaces in 400 level English courses, are reserved for declared English Major, Minor, Extended Minor, Joint Major, and Honours students only, until open enrollment begins.

For all On-Campus Courses, please note the following:
- To receive credit for the course, students must complete all requirements.
- Tutorials/Seminars WILL be held the first week of classes.
- When choosing your schedule, remember to check "Show lab/tutorial sections" to see all Lecture/Seminar/Tutorial times required.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.