ENGL300 - Writing about Literature

Discerning how a text “speaks” to its audience is one of the pleasures of literary analysis. However, writing an essay that effectively presents this analysis requires both skill and practice. To prepare students for upper level coursework in English, we will be focusing on acquiring and employing those tools and methods needed to successfully analyze various literary texts, including plays, poetry, short stories, and a novel. As we work through these texts, students will craft essays that focus on literary analysis, style, clarity and engagement with other points of view. Using professional examples of critical essays as a point of departure, students will work through the writing process to create and perfect their own argumentative essays, culminating in a final research paper.


Completed or be concurrently enrolled in ENGL301.