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“The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.”

—Andre Gide

 

Instructor: Saba Riazi | saba.riazi68@qmail.cuny.edu

Class Location: Kieley Hall 421

Class Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 1:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Office Hours: Tuesdays 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.| Klapper 353

College Writing is first and foremost a writing seminar designed to help undergraduates read and write essays in order to participate in the academic conversations that form our intellectual community. Therefore, we will give special attention to the practices of close reading and analysis, research, collaboration, and substantive revision. You will learn that writing is a means of discovery, a process of continual refinement of ideas and their expression. Rather than approaching writing as an innate talent, this course will teach writing as a unique, learned skill that can be practiced and developed. Over the course of the semester, you will read and discuss texts from a number of fields, complete regular informal reading and writing exercises, and write several longer essays, all while exploring the monstrous culture that surrounds us.

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