Advanced College Writing in ESL

English 118, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

About ESL 118

Instructor: Andrew Anastasia
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-3:15 (Section 004) and 3:30-4:45 p.m. (Section 005)
Bolton Hall B80

English 118 introduces students to college-level reading and writing practices through a sequence of writing assignments that integrates critical reading, writing, and reflection. The course builds on what students already know about reading and writing and it invites them to develop more complicated composing strategies for responding to their own and others' concerns.

Philosophy of the First-Year Writing Program

UWM's first-year writing courses aim to contribute to your becoming a successful writer in college and beyond. At the same time, it is important to understanding writing as something other than a set of skills that can be mastered and universally applied to any and all writing situations. Writing takes place in ever-changing contexts, and, in the university, those contexts are often shaped by disciplines, each with its own history, ways of researching, and writing conventions. All contexts, though, challenge us to read and think critically, to listen carefully to what matters to others, to respond to complex personal, social, and political issues, to evaluate and analyze information critically, and to write in ways that are clear and compelling.

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