The Mechanics of Writing

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

The Mechanics of Writing

Spring 2020

Taught By: Randi Ross

Section: A

CRN: 3754

Credits: 3

The study of effective English prose makes the sentence its principal focus. In this course, designed to meet the needs of beginning writers, we examine the sentence, looking at syntax, the parts of speech, and other aspects of grammar. Later we look ahead to considerations of effectiveness and style. Chapters from a grammar and style textbook are assigned. Students workshop short writing assignments weekly. They look at what is correct versus what is incorrect and when rules should be broken, how language changes, how context determines choices, and how these choices develop into a style. Note: Students for whom English is a foreign language should take the relevant English as a second language course instead of this course.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:36am 1/19/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/10/2020