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English: 102 - Aguirre

English 102 - College Reading and Composition II

This course develops reading, writing, and critical thinking skills beyond the level achieved in English 101 and requires the writing of a minimum of 10,000 words in essays and a research paper throughout the semester. It emphasizes logical reasoning, analysis, and strategies of argumentation using literature and literary criticism. Evaluations of texts reveal the multicultural/global aspects of our society, which include traditional and contemporary forms in fiction, poetry, essays, and drama. 


Writing Prompt

Identify one or more themes that connect at least three works of literature (short story, poetry, and/or theater) that were part of the homework, discussed in class, or independently read contemporaneously with this course. Use this theme to craft a thesis that 1. makes an assertion about the theme, and 2. subdivides the essay into at least two sections. Support the thesis with appropriate evidence.


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Assignment Requirements

Type:  Essay

Length:  9 + Works Cited

Citation Format:  MLA

Required Sources:

  • Texts: 3: Any three poems or pieces of fiction 
  • Research: 5 minimum
    • 1 from library research/articles databases 
    • 4 from other academic/credible source



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