Friday, June 27, 2014

ENG 101 - Fall 2014 - Composition as Critical Inquiry

Welcome to English 101!

Unlike most traditional writing courses, the Composition as Critical Inquiry course at Illinois State follows a Rhetorical Genre Studies (RGS) model.  This often causes confusion because we don't focus on "perfecting" writing - unlike courses you may have taken in the past, we won't try to teach "the one style of essay" that will work for all your classes because that's an impossible goal.  Instead, we examine how differing audiences expect unique genres of writing - as you'll see, every audience will have its own definition of what "counts" as "good" writing, and successful writing requires that we adapt our words to match the specific situations we face.

Using writing research and Cultural-Historical Activity Theory, we'll examine the conventions (i.e. expectations) of each genre, the trajectory of individual texts, and research methods we can use to better target our writing to our intended audiences.  Ultimately, the course will culminate in proof-of-learning reflections - this is a form of metacognitive writing wherein you describe what you've learned, how you learned it, and what you'll do with this knowledge moving forward.

Questions for Consideration:

  • What separates ENG 101 from traditional writing courses?
  • How do we define genre?
  • Why does it matter who the author is?  Or who the reader is?  Doesn't the text just stand by itself?
  • Grammar is important - but whose grammar?


  1. If people were rectified about their doings that they were wrong at some level or their mentality is wrong in some point like dissertationguru blog then the answer of the people they know it and admit it but they have to walk with the rule of their society.

  2. The bezel and punch of the Yacht-Master absolutely are absolutely stunning. The bezel and the rolex replica punch are solid platinum. I was initially afraid that the platinum bezel (which rotates in both directions) would calmly scratch, appropriately far that hasn't been the case I'm aswell absolutely addicted of replica watches uk the red additional hand, and red book of the punch - evocative of the best red letter Submariner and Sea-Dweller. The punch is replica watches adequate by a azure crystal.

  3. Dalam kasus tertentu cara menggugurkan hamil menjadi pilihan yang baik seperti darurat medis dan adanya korban pemerkosaan . Jika anda mengalami demikian yang dikarenakan masalah tersebut dan ingin melakukan cara menggugurkan kandungan umur 1 bulan sebaiknya konsultasikan ke dokter spesialis kandungan dan jangan melakukan cara yang tidak benar seperti cara menggugurkan kandungan dengan paracetamol di campur alkohol dan sebagainya . Ada beberapa penyebab haid tidak teratur yang dialami oleh wanita seperti stress dan tidak menjaga pola makan sehat dan gizi seimbang . Meskipun telat datang bulan biasa dianggap sebagai salah satu ciri ciri hamil tapi belum tentu itu benar , dan bisa jadi adanya penyebab lain seperti yang sudah kami sebut sebelumnya .