ENGL 222   Advanced Composition: The Art of the Essay* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : ENGL 122.

This course challenges writers to move beyond the traditional composition sequence by introducing popular and classic non-fiction forms, presenting advanced argumentation strategies, and editing for rhetorical effect. Students will analyze a variety of writings to identify the conventions, expectations, purpose, and target audience for a variety of nonfiction genres. Students will generate ideas for original compositions, outline processes for discovery and composing their texts, and present their work to a larger audience. Students will apply rhetorical tools and tropes to test their effectiveness in defined rhetorical situations. Students will create original works that combine expository, evaluative and persuasive strategies as appropriate to explore large and complex ideas. By the end of the semester, students should have completed at least 25 pages (approximately 6,250 words) of revised and edited prose.