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WRIT 1011 : Academic Writing
Semester offered: Summer 2017 Instructor:
Academic writing with an emphasis on improving organization, grammar, vocabulary, and style through the writing and revision of short papers. Frequent individual conferences supplement class work. This course is suitable for students who are still in high school or have just graduated and whose schooling has been in languages other than English.
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WRIT 1031 : Critical Reading and Writing
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WRIT 1034 : Writing Workshop
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WRIT 1037 : Tutorial in basic English and Composition
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WRIT 1340 : FWS: An Introduction to Writing in the University
Semester offered: Summer 2017 Instructor:
This writing seminar is designed for students who need more focused attention to master the expectations of academic writing. Emphasizes the analytic and argumentative writing and critical reading essential for university-level work. With small classes and weekly student/teacher conferences, each section is shaped to respond to the needs of students in that particular class.
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WRIT 1370 : FWS: Elements of Academic Writing
Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
The Writing 1370 classroom is a dynamic workspace where students assemble the scholarly tools necessary to explore complex, interdisciplinary questions. Because Writing 1370 is designed as a workshop, students develop the analytic and argumentative skills fundamental to interdisciplinary reading, research, and writing by collaborating with peers to pose questions, examine ideas, and share drafts. With smaller class sizes, two 50-minute class sessions and weekly student/teacher conferences, Writing 1370 provides an individualized setting for students to learn flexible and sustainable strategies for studying the essential elements of academic writing and for producing clear, precise academic prose that can address a variety of audiences and meet diverse rhetorical aims.
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WRIT 1390 : Special Topics in Writing
Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
These courses allow students the opportunity to resolve significant writing challenges that have interfered with their academic progress. Students must have ongoing writing projects on which to work. Instruction is in weekly tutorials. Interested students should go to 174 Rockefeller for more information.
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WRIT 1420 : FWS: Opening Up New Worlds Through Research and Rhetoric
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Drawing upon personal or academic experiences and interests, students select their own topics and design research portfolios that highlight significant analytic research. To do this, you will step through the Cornell Library gateway and receive a semester-long guided tour through one of the world's most amazing research libraries––its vast search engines, its abundant print and electronic collections, its precious special collections and archives. This introduction to college research explores using data bases, evaluating information, and engaging both to produce effective academic writing. Study techniques of analysis for converting scholarly information into thesis, synthesizing and acknowledging sources, developing voice and style, crafting technically and rhetorically sophisticated prose.
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WRIT 4860 : McNair Seminar: Writing the Capstone
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ELSO 6210 : Improving Pronounciation
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When we think about pronunciation, we often think about individual sounds, but other features of speech are often more important for making oneself understood. These features, such as pausing, intonation and stress, make up the melody of English. By the end of this course, students will increase their awareness of and control over the aspects of spoken English that most affect intelligibility, gain confidence for being understood by listeners, and develop strategies for more self-directed learning beyond the course.
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ELSO 6220 : Taking Part in Discussions
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In academia, students participate in discussions to share and create new knowledge, challenge ideas, and negotiate their identities. Thus participating in discussions is essential for students to become part of their academic community and have a voice in their fields. This course gives students strategies and practice working in range of discussion contexts, from one-on-one to planning and leading class discussions. By the end of this course, students will have learned strategies for preparing for, entering in, responding to, and being the leader of different types of discussions. Students will leave this course with more confidence to assert their voices.
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ELSO 6230 : Designing and Delivering Presentations Effective Presentations
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Whether presenting for seminars, journal club meetings, conferences, or in classes, being comfortable presenting is an essential part of graduate studies. This course will provide students with strategies for preparing and delivering presentations that are clear, compelling, persuasive, concise, and visually effective, as well as offer opportunities to practice delivering presentations in front of a supportive audience.
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ELSO 6510 : Writing, Revising, and Editing
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During this course, students focus on one writing project while learning strategies for developing a more effective writing process, engaging in peer review, and using features of academic style. By the end of this course, students will be writing in English with more ease, have a range of writing strategies, be more familiar with writing resources at Cornell and online, and be better prepared to face their next writing project.
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ELSO 6520 : Learning to Write for Your Field
Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
One of the greatest challenges of graduate school is learning the writing practices of your discipline: learning how to write with the processes, in the structures and styles, and with the rhetorical moves favored by the field. How do people learn to write as "disciplinary insiders" when writing for the field is so infrequently taught? This course introduces strategies for learning discipline-specific writing: such as learning from experienced writers in the field, identifying resources that support writing in their field, and answering questions about writing through the analysis of published texts in the field.
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ELSO 6530 : Becoming a Better Editor of Your Work
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This course introduces a range of strategies for identifying and addressing issues related to organization, syntax, style, usage, and grammar.  Students apply these strategies to texts that they have already written or are currently working on (e.g. research paper, thesis, dissertation chapter). By the end of this course, students will have more awareness of the choices writers make as they work at the paragraph, sentence, and word level to communicate clearly to readers.
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ELSO 6540 : Advanced Academic Writing: Writing with Sources
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To write academic papers with sophistication, you must know how to write effectively with sources--how to read papers strategically, take effective notes, integrate source material into your prose, and build an argument based on sources. This course focuses on strategies related to writing with sources, which you may apply directly to a current project, such as a proposal, research paper, or thesis. By the end of this course, you will understand how to effectively use source material in your writing while avoiding plagiarism and keeping your voice in the forefront.
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WRIT 7100 : Teaching Writing
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This course prepares graduate instructors of Cornell's First-Year Writing Seminars to teach courses that both introduce undergraduates to particular fields of study and help them develop writing skills they will need throughout their undergraduate careers. Seminar discussions and readings on pedagogical theories and practices provide an overview of the teaching of writing within a disciplinary context. Participants develop written assignments to be used in their own First-Year Writing Seminars.
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WRIT 7100 : Teaching Writing
Semester offered: Summer 2017 Instructor:
This course prepares graduate instructors of Cornell's First-Year Writing Seminars to teach courses that both introduce undergraduates to particular fields of study and help them develop writing skills they will need throughout their undergraduate careers. Seminar discussions and readings on pedagogical theories and practices provide an overview of the teaching of writing within a disciplinary context. Participants develop written assignments to be used in their own First-Year Writing Seminars.
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WRIT 7101 : Writing in the Majors Seminar
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Teaching assistants assigned to Writing in the Majors projects enroll in a six-week course on teaching strategies in advanced instruction.
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