ENG101-8: Expository Writing


August 23, 2017 - December 5, 2017
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
1:00pm - 1:50pm
Callaway Center N204
Highsmith, Lauren
Appropriate for First Year students.

Every semester. Intensive writing course that trains students in expository writing through a number of variable topics. Satisfies first-year English writing requirement.

Welcome to Emory! Orientation has come and gone, but the adjustment has just begun. Who will you rely on to adapt and learn what it means to be an Emory Eagle? Upperclassmen who adopt you as their littles? Professors who have been here for decades? Why not you? Yes, you! Maybe you, the freshman with fresh eyes, should give an outsider-becomes-insider account of Emory culture.

The purpose of this course is to get first-year students actively engaged in campus life in order to become the go-to news source for the freshman class. First-year students, from any field, interested in having regular social media activity as a key component in class activities, attending extra-curricular events, and improving rhetorical and composition skills are invited to join in the efforts of a freshman class news blog. While the Dooley Report and The Emory Wheel are run by administrators and upperclassmen, the students in this class will create their own bridges to understanding Emory by attending events and writing reviews from their fresh perspectives. Students will work alone or in groups to create videos for the class YouTube channel (including reaction, reflection, and critical analysis videos). Students will learn more about their writing processes as well as how other students write and think through journaling, peer editing, and revisions. Students will also practice multimodal expression beyond the traditional response video (vlogger sits in front of computer, hits record, and talks. We can be more effective than that). Both the videos and the essays will be posted to the class blog (which will be available to the public and marketed to the freshman class via social media).  [Clickbait, anyone?] 

The schedule of courses on O.P.U.S. is the official listing of courses, including days and times they meet and the General Education Requirements they satisfy. Students should use course descriptions as general guidelines. Course requirements, grading details, book lists, and syllabi are subject to change.