Expository Writing

Course Description: This course is designed to fully immerse students into the expectations and rigor of college writing. Based on Expository Writing 101 at Rutgers University, which is a required course, students will read, comprehend, analyze, and evaluate non-fiction articles intended for a college audience and make connections between ideas derived from a variety of texts.  Through the process of writing multiple drafts of expository essays, students will develop independent theses that respond to the ideas and information in the texts they read. Students will produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Primary texts for the course will consist of non-fiction academic essays that have been pre-approved by the Rutgers Writing Program. Texts will be provided either by Rutgers or will be available on the web. Supplementary texts may include, but will not necessarily be limited to, required Summer Reading book(s) and supplementary grammar materials. Course content fulfills the English 4 requirement for seniors. Enrollment is based on teacher recommendation, test proficiency, and prior English performance. 

Special Note
This course has an optional college credit component in which students can submit their cumulative writing portfolio for Folder Review in the Rutgers Writing Program. Students who pass can purchase college credit from Rutgers.