ENG 215: Strategies of Academic Writing

In Strategies of Academic Writing, students learn a more in-depth approach to academic writing. For this course, I focused on helping students to learn the genre conventions of their particular discipline. Towards this end, students first researched several scholarly articles within their field, writing both an annotated bibliography and a genre analysis of those articles. Following this, students were asked to conduct an interview with a professor in their discipline and write a critical reflection on the interview and what they learned. The culminating project was a research proposal based on their previous research and the methods (primarily ethnographic) that we discussed in class.