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English 1301

English 1302

“A WORLD IN YOUR EYE”

Essays from Freshman English Writing at Central Texas College

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Course Policies

Introduction

Central Texas College has a diverse student population, and that diversity is expressed in the writing my students do in Composition I and II. Beginning with the 2006 spring semester at Central Texas College, I will choose student essays from my classes to publish on my web site. At the beginning of the semester, I tell my students that one of the last major assignments of the term is to choose the essay with the greatest potential or the essay they enjoyed writing the most and to revise that essay for possible publication. Submitted as an earlier assignment, the essay has been evaluated by peer groups and by myself and should therefore represent the student’s best work. Weaknesses may remain—in grammar or in development—but there will be strengths, as well, strengths that can best be measured by comparing each student’s earlier drafts with the final results.

Students in Composition I reflect on the effects of important events in their lives or the impact of places in which they have lived or visited. Others share the hardships of caring for disabled family members or of living a new life and of learning a new language in places far from home. Students in Composition II reflect on their responses to the literature they read. The richness of these experiences is truly satisfying and compelling.

Click on the links below to access the essays written during a particular semester. You can then read descriptions students have written about their goals and writing experiences before being further linked to individual essays.



Spring 2006: Making Sense of the Journey

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(in chronological order)

The Writing Process
Coming Up with Ideas
Grading Standards
Reflective Essay Assignment
Reader Response: Walker and Soto
Peer Review: Reflective Essay
Major Errors Exam Review
Informative Essay Assignment
Reader Response: Darley and Lutz
How to Write with Power
Peer Review: Informative Essay
Summarizing
Viewer Response: Film
Analytical Essay Assignment
Works Cited Guide
Peer Review: Analytical Essay
Directions for Revising
Effective Sentences Exam Review
Reader Response: King
Study Guide for Final Exam


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Handouts

(in chronological order)

Arnold
Tennyson
Frost
Hughes
Ríos
Updike
Library Exercise
Carpe Diem Writing Assignment
Welty
Porter
MLA Worksheet
Family Relationship Poems
Walker
Olsen
War Poetry


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