- This course is a continuation of English 101.
Students will reinforce and extend their abilities to write correct,
well organized essays using various rhetorical strategies and stylistic
techniques. Poetry and at least one other literary genre from among
fiction, drama and the nonfiction essay will be studied. Students will
be introduced to a variety of writing strategies used in composing
interpretive and analytical essays. Writing assignments will include a
critical research paper.
- Critical analysis essay on the play "Trifles"
- This was
a very interesting assignment, because the play we were analyzing had
to deal with the role of women in society, a topic I am always eager to
write about. So naturally, I enjoyed this whole assignment, from
reading the play, to analyzing the century long women's struggle for
equality. It was amazing how the view of women in society had changed
so little from 1916, when the play was published, to today in 2009.
From this assignment I learned how to write what I believed, but still
maintaining a neutral tone with no obvious biases. I also learned that
I may have a future in literary criticism, when my professor told me I
had a knack for critical analysis and review.
- Being a
writer, and an English major, I was very involved in this courses
components. I will admit the class was not what I expected, it was
slightly more challenging than ENG101, I feel like I handled it
accordingly. The most useful thing I learned in this class was how to
write creatively in literature, something I had never done before.
In this course, I had to write a research paper using my creativity and
little official guideline something I was not used to and I was very
nervous about doing. In the end, it turned put to be very beneficial
for me, because I learned something that would last me a lifetime- and
that was how to expand my thinking in the field of literature.