Welcome to Seminar in Thinking and Writing.
On the first day of classes, we will go over the syllabus briefly, and spend time on introductions.
This course continues the writing instruction that begin in Basic Composition, but there are some very important differences. Chief among them:
- In Basic Comp, your instructor asked you to draw on experiences from your life, and write personal essays to express your emotions, knowledge, and opinions.
- In STW, you will be asked to draw on specific selections from our textbook, Rereading America, and write academic essays. Initially these essays will respond to the assigned readings, but as the course progresses, you will begin locating and evaluating sources on your own.