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126: Community-Engaged Writing

English 126: Community-Engaged Writing

Course Description

In this community-based-learning course, students will develop academic writing skills through community engagement.

The Specific Goals of English 126, English 125 and English 124

In the English Department Writing Program, our overall learning goals for students in English 124,  English 125 and English 126 are as follows:

  1. To cultivate practices of inquiry and empathy that enable us to ask genuine questions, engage thoughtfully and rigorously with a wide range of perspectives, and create complex, analytic, well-supported arguments that matter in academic contexts and beyond. 
  2. To read, summarize, analyze, and synthesize complex texts purposefully in order to generate and support writing.
  3. To analyze the genres and rhetorical strategies that writers use to address particular audiences for various purposes and in various contexts.
  4. To develop flexible strategies for revising, editing, and proofreading writing of varying lengths.
  5. To develop strategies for self-assessment, goal-setting, and reflection on the process of writing.

Registered & Waitlisted Students

Please remember that you must attend BOTH the first and second class meetings in order to secure your position on the class roster or the waitlist. Failure to attend either meeting can result in your being dropped from the course or the waitlist.