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WR-121 Writing Elements II: Forms

3 Credits

The Writing Elements sequence approaches language as material in much the same way a fine arts class might study paint or clay. Specifically, operation as a bridge between Studio and Critical Thinking & Writing courses, the sequence is distinguished by its attention to crafting various kinds of expository prose. In writing Elements II: Forms, students learn techniques to organize thinking in extended forms and structures. New and more complex rhetorical and critical strategies, such as the use of footnotes and marginalia; headings, breaks and hinges; diagrams, images, and embedded media, may be introduced. Students also develop skills to negotiate the relationship between the rhetorical, aesthetic and organizational aspects of discourse. Strategies for archiving, curation, sequencing, and presenting collections of their own writing will also be introduced.