Teaching

I have had the privilege to teach at a number of institutions over the past several years. I list institutions with course descriptions below.

St. John’s University

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English Composition (FYW 1000C): This is an intensive writing course which offers students an introduction to writing studies, an opportunity to experiment with their own developing styles, a chance to explore a range of compositional and rhetorical strategies, and the opportunity to research ideas and topics of relevance to their own lives and chosen disciplines. The course seeks to show that writing is a process of thinking and a powerful medium for the intellectual, social, and professional growth of both students and teachers.

Syracuse University

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Practices of Academic Writing (WRT 105): This class focuses on the study and practice of writing processes, including critical reading, collaboration, revision, editing, and the use of technologies. Focuses on the aims, strategies, and conventions of academic prose, especially analysis and argumentation.


Critical Research and Writing (WRT 205): This class focuses on the study and practice of critical, research-based writing, including research methods, presentation genres, source evaluation, audience analysis, and library/online research. Students complete at least one sustained research project.


DePaul University

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Composition and Rhetoric I (WRD 103): This class introduces students to the forms, methods, expectations, and conventions of college-level academic writing.


Composition and Rhetoric II (WRD 104): This class focuses on the kind of academic writing that uses information drawn from research to shape convincing, defensible arguments.


 Concordia University-Chicago

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 English 1100: This course is an introductory course in composition and aims to enable students to write well developed essays that demonstrate an understanding of the modes of discourse, develop an awareness of audience and purpose in writing, analyze and respond critically to selected readings, recognize and apply correct grammar, usage, and punctuation, and recognize that writing is a process.


Triton Community College

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English Composition I (RHT 101): This course emphasizes logical, coherent writing skills for competency in any school or professional writing situation.


Introduction to College Writing II (RHT 096): This course is designed to improve writing skills. The focus is on essay construction and development. Special attention is paid to grammar and structure.


 Rutgers University-Newark

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Analysis and Argument (English 101): Designed to introduce students to academic discourse, this course provides instruction in reading and thinking critically and in writing analytically in response to primarily non-fiction readings.


Interpretation, Synthesis, and Research (English 102): This course builds on the critical reading, thinking, and writing skills developed in 101 and further prepares students for the types of intellectual inquiry as well as critical analysis and writing required in upper-lever courses offered at the university.