This course uses a process-based workshop approach to present written and oral communication skills within a whole language context. It builds upon the skills students learned in the Fundamentals of Composition course. Students will refine their ability to read and think critically and to convey their thoughts in writing. Students will work in individual, small-group, and large-group settings to continue improving their writing and revision skills within the workshop environment. Reading and writing will encompass argumentative, expository, literary, and technical forms, with particular emphasis given to the personal research project--The infamous I-Search!. All papers must be typed [double-spaced in 12 point font] and printed out. Any plagiarized paper, whether copied or paraphrased from a published article or another person’s paper, will result in a zero for the assignment and possible failure for the course [as I will NOT drop this paper grade] and/or referral to the Honor Council.
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab: Writing a Critical Analysis [helpful for writing your critique of When the Emperor was Divine!].
Strategies for Successful Writing Chapter Outlines
When the Emperor was Divine