Kent State Writing and Composition I, Sections 11161 and 11174, Fall 2009

I’ve begun to receive emails from future students in my two sections of Writing and Composition I at Kent State University in Fall 2009.  If you’re in CRN sections 11161 or 11174, please feel free to order your books ahead of time online, or you may purchase them from one of the local bookstores on campus when the Fall semester begins.  You may purchase used copies of the texts for our class, but I would recommend your purchasing a new copy of The DK Handbook, because it includes updated style information and access to online writing tools unavailable to purchasers of the used text.  Also, the Guide for College Writing I & II should be purchased new, because it is updated each year with new materials that you will need in the writing and composition sequence.

The books are (by author, title, and ISBN):

  1. Wysocki/Lunch The DK Handbook 0558164102
  2. Kent Writing Prog. Guide for College Writing I & II 978-0-7380-3511-6
  3. Robinson, Kim Stanley Red Mars 978-0553560732 Spectra
  4. Clarke, Arthur C. 2001: A Space Odyssey 978-0451457998 Tor

I am currently recreating the syllabus for our class, so I will post it when it is available.  In the meantime, it suffices to say that our class will have a theme of “space exploration and your future,” and it will involve intensive online writing exercises that culminate in a final portfolio of your revised major essays in the class.

I look forward to seeing you all in class!

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Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I direct the B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program and coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.