Foreign Languages and Literatures at MIT

21F.222: Expository Writing for Bilingual Students

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Syllabus 2

Syllabus 3

Formulating, organizing, and presenting ideas clearly in writing. Reviews basic principles of rhetoric. Focuses on development of a topic, thesis, choice of appropriate vocabulary, and sentence structure to achieve purpose. Develops idiomatic prose style. Gives attention to grammar and vocabulary usage. Special focus on strengthening skills of bilingual students. Undergraduates only. Intended to be taken in the student's first year at MIT. Enrollment limited to 18. Can be repeated for credit. Successful completion earns CI-HW credit. No listeners.

Prereqs:  Placement test and permission of instructor

First priority are sophomores for whom the class is a requirement by the Freshmen Essay Evaluation (FEE) and who could not take it freshman year or who were denied a spot previously so that they can catch up with their CI requirements, as this is a prerequisite. Next are freshmen for whom the class is a requirement by the Freshmen Essay Evaluation (FEE). If there are too many freshmen required to take the class, a lottery will be held. Finally, if there is room left, grade-seeking students for whom the class is not required or recommended by the Institute may take the class with permission of the instructor.

Units: 3-0-9(U)



Spring 2014

Section No. Instructor Days Time Room
1 K. Barker TR CANCELLED  



Fall 2013

Section No. Instructor Days Time Room
1 J. White MW 1-2:30 14N-217
2 A. Kemp TR 3:30-5 1-277
3 J. White TR 3:30-5 16-654


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