English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language

Description: Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement or course 2 or 2I (C or better). Not open for credit to students with credit for course 3, 3DS, 3E, or 3SL. Rhetorical techniques and skillful argument, with focus on diversity and inclusiveness. Analysis of varieties of academic texts and writing of minimum of 20 pages of revised prose. Completion of course with grade of C or better satisfies Writing I requirement. Letter grading.

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Overall Rating 4.3
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Helpfulness 4.3/ 5
Most Helpful Review
Winter 2022 - Wow did I love Prof De! I never thought that I would ever be given the opportunity to write an analytical essay about Harry Styles and K-Pop but here I am. Lets start with all the positives: Prof De brilliantly crafts homework that slowly writes your papers for you. She has you do small analytical assignments that end up serving as a "pre-write" to your papers (there are only three papers over the quarter 1st= 2-3 pages, 2nd= 4-5 pages, 3rd= 2-3 pages). The other plus is she chooses SUCH amazing content to analyze. Here are just a few examples: Beyonce music videos, Avengers, Encanto, K-Pop, Aladdin, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Modern Family, and more. This vibrant and entertaining content made writing papers so much more enjoyable than classes I've taken in the past. She is also soooo sweet! She actually offers her personal phone number to communicate with students and I remember that when, as a musical theater major, I had play performances coming up that were very overwhelming, she graciously granted an extension on my paper and expressed how proud and excited she was for me. SHE'S THE SWEETEST! Now I'll talk about some cons that don't really bug me cause they were mostly just zoom issues that won't last but I know other people were slightly frustrated. Prof De wasn't the best with technology and sometimes it was hard to hear her because of poor connection coupled with her having an accent and videos were sometimes hard to hear. BUT she posted them on canvas and you got the gist so it was really whatevaaa. She also uses class time to discuss and really encourages everyone to participate. I love this personally and it helped me engage and connect with the material but if you don't like discussing then you might see this as a con. AND AGAIN... she's coming back in person so none of this really even matters which leaves you with a lovely woman invested in your learning. Lastly, I did get an A in her class which did slightly shock me because she prefaced at the beginning of the year that class members have to fight for an A and that she only awards one or two per quarter... now I'm very proud of my papers BUT whether that comment is really true I don't know... it feels like it might have just been an empty promise to motivate students to work hard. If your a stem major I know that might seem scary but she still says that most students get either B+'s, A-'s, or an A. i love Prof De! She's my fave! Take this class if you need your Writing 1!
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