Welcome to English 131! This class focuses on making you a better writer; however, improving your writing is a process that comes with a lot of thoughtful practice. This quarter, we will work towards understanding and fulfilling four main goals:
- To understand that the writer of a text must think about and adapt to the audience (and that the writer of the text might also carry certain assumptions)
- To successfully mine the details of an “experience” and successfully communicate that experience to others
- To recognize the importance of scaffholding and revisitation of projects for revision
- To take a step back and analyze personal writing, in terms of process
While we work on our critical writing skills, we will read about what it means to be a citizen within a community, specifically with issues in food politics (animal rights, cost of food, exploitation of labor, etc.) and thinking generally about our participation within social systems. Our task is to read, analyze and explore imitating different genres of works that we use to learn about and discuss food politics and identity.