(Summer Term Course, 1 credit)

Ed Battistella, Ph.D.

Course Description

When we use language we are judged by others. This course will be an advanced writing and speaking course providing opportunities to understand the range of standard language practices, to identify individual areas of concern, and to practice advanced editing, proofreading, and self-monitoring in writing and speech. The course will include a project in which you extensively edit a portfolio of your writing.


You will need a recent college level dictionary and access to a grammar/style guide. 


Article or URL will be posted on Blackboard; you will be asked to respond and discuss online.


You should be able to demonstrate (1) increased language awareness of grammar and speaking issues, (2) increased revising skills, (3) the ability to research and reason about language issues.

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