ENGL 102-H01 - Rhetoric and Composition


English 102 builds on English 101 to help prepare students for the writing they will do in future college courses and beyond. While English 101 honed students' ability to critically read and closely analyze a text, English 102 emphasizes developing well-reasoned argumentative papers that draw on multiple sources and viewpoints. During the semester, students learn to identify the elements of an effective argument and to apply those principles in composing researched essays about academic and public issues. This course also strengthens students' information by teaching strategies for finding, assessing, using, citing, and documenting sources. (Description from the First Year English program website.)