This course is designed for those students who wish to develop their writing skills at a more advanced level. It is intended to give the students the practice they need to be able to write effectively in a formal, academic setting. We will focus on some basic research techniques and activities that provide students with strategies to formulate their thesis, to choose an appropriate organization to develop their thesis, and to introduce and conclude their essay in an interesting and appropriate manner. Writing assignments will include, among others, literary and film analysis, and other cultural research topics.

Required Text:
1.- Potowski, Kim. Conversaciones escritas: lectura y redacción en contexto (1st ed)Wiley, 2010. ISBN 978-0470633991

2.- Potowski, Kim. Conversaciones escritas Activities Manual /Workbook. (1st ed)
Wiley, 2011. ISBN 978-0470905920

3.- Blackwell, Frieda & Paul Larson. Guía Básica de la crítica literaria y el trabajo de investigación. Thomson Heinle, 2006.

11:00am-11:50am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Jun 29, 2015 to Aug 14, 2015)
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 403