Critical Reading & Writing II

Course No: ENG 112

Course Title: Critical Reading & Writing II          

Course Credits: 3


Catalog Description

Builds on the skills of critical reading and writing introduced in CRWI, CRWII require students to locate and select evidence from primary and secondary sources and to synthesize multiple perspectives on a problem. Students survey the conversation on a selected topic in an annotated bibliography and literature review, and enter that conversation by developing their own argument in a final research essay.


Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Assess, relate, and synthesize a range of positions on a specific topic to develop a context for their own argument.
  2. Design and defend an imaginative argument that takes into account its own limits, acknowledges the complexities of an issue, and enters into the ongoing academic conversation on a specific topic.
  3. Select, explain, and integrate evidence to develop an argument and corroborate subclaims (includes proficiency with both MLA and APA style).
  4. Implement a sustained process of drafting, revision, and research (including an annotated bibliography) to craft clearly argued and well-structured research papers.
  5. Transfer critical reading, thinking, and research skills across learning contexts.


Required Reading

Graff, Gerald, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel Durst. “They Say/I Say”: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, with Readings. 3rd ed. New York: Norton, 2015. Print.