ENGL109 - Intro. to Academic Writing

 

This was the very first course that I taught in the Dept. of English at UWaterloo.Most undergraduate students are (begrudgingly) required to complete this introductory academic writing course as a part of their program. My approach for this course was to introduce students to the principles of three common genres of academic writing  - the narrative essay, exposition, and argumentation. This is more or less how the same areas the department has been covering whenever the course has been offered in the past, with the one difference being that students work on all three essays simultaneously in my version of the course.