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ENG 1610: Freshman Composition: Writing and Rhetoric, General Section

A tutor helps a student in ENG 1610, a freshmen composition course.
A tutor helps a student in ENG 1610, a freshmen composition course.

For Non-Native English Speakers

Freshman composition ENG 1610 is for non-native English speaking undergraduate students. It is designed to instruct such students in higher-level writing skills.

Students get practice in composing and revising expository essays that are well-organized, logically coherent, and effective for their purpose and audience. Topics are from reading, research, and academic content.

This course fulfills the requirements for a freshman composition course (ENG 1510). In addition, it works on collaborative writing and giving advanced and useful peer feedback to create a community of writers.

Course writing assignments and topics: Essay reading and writing with an emphasis on using research to support arguments; judging, analyzing, quoting, paraphrasing, quoting, and citing and avoiding plagiarism; summaries and critiques of essays; Western rhetoric and argumentation; critical reading and thinking skills; contextualized sentence structure, academic register, and style.

Past course themes include:

  • Human migration
  • Technology and digital media
  • Food and nutrition