Spring 2022 - ENGL 199W D200

Writing to Persuade (3)

Class Number: 6649

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    WMC 2522, 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 is designed for students who want to develop their abilities as writers in the research genres while reflecting on the social and political contexts of knowledge-making. Drawing on recent thinking about the textual practices of the disciplines (rhetorical genre theory) and making use of techniques for identifying, analyzing, and employing elements of style (discourse analysis), we will construct portraits of various scholarly discourse communities throughout the semester. In-class work will provide students multiple opportunities to ground theory in practice, engage in collaborative inquiry, and participate in peer-review sessions. 

Assuming students' competence at sentence level and presupposing some experience in the contexts of university writing, ENGL 199W is neither a remedial course nor one suitable for writers seeking ESL instruction.

Grading

  • Summary (1-2 pages) 20%
  • Midterm (1-2 pages) 15%
  • Collaborative paper (4-5 pages) 25%
  • Genre Analysis (6-8 pages) 30%
  • Partcipation 10%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Academic Writing: an Introduction,4th Edition (2021)
Giltrow, Gooding, Burgoyne


This text must be purchased or rented via this link:
https://sfu-store.vitalsource.com/products/academic-writing-an-introduction-fourth-edition-janet-giltrow-et-al-v9781460407547
ISBN: 9781554815234

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.