Freshman English Composition Course Outline

231 Downloads
Freshman English Composition Course Outline
Freshman English Composition Course Outline
Freshman English Composition Course Outline
Freshman English Composition Course Outline
Product Rating
4.0
File Type
Word Document File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
0.01 MB   |   10 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This outline has worked well for my freshman English classes at the college level, but high school teachers may get some ideas from it, too. I've included basic descriptions of the assignments that I put in the syllabus along with the assignment sheets that I copy and give to my students.

If you're like me, you were thrust into teaching comp without much (or any) instruction or guidance. I put this packet together to help people design a class when they just don't know where to start. You can use this as-is or adapt it as you like.

I teach the class this way to emphasize the importance of critical thinking and of challenging and analyzing our deeply-held beliefs. I'm always surprised at the number of students who actually change their minds about their beliefs after they've done some research! They learn a lot about writing and the world with these writing assignments, and then they have a lot of fun with the last assignment. It's easy to grade, too, which is always a plus.

We begin the semester with a personal essay about something students' believe. We then move to an exploratory essay (research paper) in which students learn to support their beliefs with evidence -- or to change their minds if necessary. After they become informed, they are allowed to have opinions, so we then work on persuasive essays. The last assignment involves adapting everything they've written to a more visual medium.

I hope you and your students can have a lot of success with this outline
Total Pages
10
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Semester

Average Ratings

4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
4.0
Total:
2 ratings
COMMENTS AND RATINGS:
Please log in to post a question.
PRODUCT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
FREE
Digital Download
User Rating: 4.0/4.0
 (3 Followers)
FREE
Digital Download
Freshman English Composition Course Outline
Freshman English Composition Course Outline
Freshman English Composition Course Outline
Freshman English Composition Course Outline