|Semester||Fall Semester, 2019|
|Department||MA Program of English, First Year|
|Course Name||Research and Writing|
Students will be expected to attend and be prepared for every class session. Generally, assignments will alternate weekly between reading a critical essay and writing part of a paper or a textbook exercise. Two short papers (3-5 pages) and one long paper (10-15 pages) will be required.
class 1: introduction to course; goals of literary research. reading assignment: Brooks, "Keats's Sylvan Historian"
class 2: finding and developing a thesis. writing assignment: write thesis statements
class 3: supporting a thesis. reading assignment: McGann, "Byron's Twin Opposites"
class 4: proof-reading; tools of the trade; citations. assignment: library visit
class 5: summarizing; quoting. reading assignment: Vendler, "Stevens' Secrecies"
class 6: summarizing; quoting (cont'd). writing assignment: rough draft of first paper
class 7: using previous research. writing assignment: first paper
class 8: using background and historical information. reading assignment: Showalter, "Representing Ophelia"
class 9: using theory. reading assignment: identify and analyze theories
class 10: style and rewriting. reading assignment: Knight, "Brutus and Macbeth"
class 11: comparison/contrast. writing assignment: second paper
class 12: aspects of style. reading assignment: Vaughan, "Global Discourse"
class 13: rhetorical schemes. writing assignment: revisions with schemes
class 14: writing introductions and conclusions. reading assignment: Booth, "Doctrinal Questions"
class 15: textual and linguistic description. writing assignment: third paper
class 16: abstracts, notes, queries, proposals. reading assignment: book reviews
class 17: book reviews; writing assignment: revision of passages from paper(s)
class 18: proposals
Students' grades will be based on their written papers (60%) and other assignments and class participation (40%).
|Textbook & Reference|
Joseph M. Williams, _Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace_ (any edition)
Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams, _The Craft of Research_ (any edition)
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