This course uses a process-based workshop approach to present written and oral communication skills within a whole language context. Students will read, speak, and write in individual, small-group, and large-group settings. Vocabulary, grammar, literary genres, research, and reporting will be introduced and practiced within the workshop environment. Reading and writing will encompass narrative, literary, expository, and technical forms, with particular emphasis given to analysis and synthesis. All papers must be typed (double spaced in 12pt font) and printed out. Any plagiarized paper, whether copied or paraphrased from a published article or another person’s paper, will result in a failing grade for the assignment, a possible failing grade for the course, and a referral to the Honor Council.
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab: Writing a Critical Analysis [helpful for writing your critique of The Alchemist!].