This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum. Students applying to the undergraduate program at the Extension School must complete this course, but it is open to any student interested in gaining an understanding of academic writing. (4 credits)
a B or higher grade in EXPO E/S-15 or a satisfactory score on the mandatory test of critical reading and writing skills. Proof of English proficiency is required of students whose native language is not English.
Fall term 2014, Section 1 (14274)
Peter Becker, PhD. Preceptor in Expository Writing, Harvard University.
Wednesdays beginning Sept. 3, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Fall term 2014, Section 2 (13492)
Tad Davies, PhD. Preceptor in Expository Writing, Harvard University.
Tuesdays beginning Sept. 2, 3-5 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Adobe Connect.
Fall term 2014, Section 3 (13337)
Christina Rarden Grenier, MA. Director of the Writing Center, Pingree School.
Mondays beginning Sept. 8, 7:40-9:40 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Fall term 2014, Section 4 (13222)
Geraldine A. Grimm, PhD. Lecturer on Theological German, Harvard Divinity School.
Fridays beginning Sept. 5, 2-4 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Fall term 2014, Section 5 (12970)
Tuesdays beginning Sept. 2, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Fall term 2014, Section 6 (12971)
Lindsay Silver Cohen, PhD. Preceptor in Expository Writing, Harvard University.
Thursdays beginning Sept. 4, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Fall term 2014, Section 7 (13493)
Janet Sylvester, PhD. Director, Low-Residency BFA Program in Creative Writing, Goddard College.
Mondays beginning Sept. 8, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Fall term 2014, Section 8 (12964)
Thomas A. Underwood, PhD. Senior Lecturer, Master Level, College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program, Boston University.
Tuesdays beginning Sept. 2, 7:40-9:40 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Fall term 2014, Section 9 (14614)
Steven Wandler, PhD. Instructor, Argosy University.
Mondays beginning Sept. 8, 7:40-9:40 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Adobe Connect.
Fall term 2014, Section 10 (14620)
Geraldine A. Grimm, PhD. Lecturer on Theological German, Harvard Divinity School.
Saturdays beginning Sept. 6, noon-2 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Spring term 2015, Section 1 (23226)
Tad Davies, PhD. Preceptor in Expository Writing, Harvard University.
Tuesdays beginning Jan. 27, 3-5 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Adobe Connect.
Spring term 2015, Section 2 (24138)
Christina Rarden Grenier, MA. Director of the Writing Center, Pingree School.
Mondays beginning Jan. 26, 7:40-9:40 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Spring term 2015, Section 3 (24080)
Geraldine A. Grimm, PhD. Lecturer on Theological German, Harvard Divinity School.
Fridays beginning Jan. 30, 2-4 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Spring term 2015, Section 4 (23118)
Tuesdays beginning Jan. 27, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Spring term 2015, Section 5 (24087)
Olivia Newman, PhD. Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University.
Wednesdays beginning Jan. 28, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Spring term 2015, Section 6 (23597)
Lindsay Silver Cohen, PhD. Preceptor in Expository Writing, Harvard University.
Thursdays beginning Jan. 29, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.
Spring term 2015, Section 7 (23385)
Cynthia B. Taft, PhD. Lecturer in Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mondays beginning Jan. 26, 7:40-9:40 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Spring term 2015, Section 8 (22801)
Paul A. Thur, MA. Director of the Writing Center, College of General Studies, Boston University.
Wednesdays beginning Jan. 28, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Spring term 2015, Section 9 (23195)
Thomas A. Underwood, PhD. Senior Lecturer, Master Level, College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program, Boston University.
Thursdays beginning Jan. 29, 7:40-9:40 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Spring term 2015, Section 10 (24088)
Chris Walsh, PhD. Associate Director, College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program and Assistant Professor of English, Boston University.
Wednesdays beginning Jan. 28, 7:40-9:40 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Spring term 2015, Section 11 (23768)
Thursdays beginning Jan. 29, 7:40-9:40 pm.
Course tuition: undergraduate credit $1,250.
Limited enrollment.
Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.