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1010 Introduction

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This course is meant to be a "snapshot" of USU's English 1010 course as outlined in the 1010 handbook.   The course, as taught in on USU's campus, typically requires the following textbooks:

  • The New Century Handbook, 3rd edition, Christine A. Hult and Thomas N. Huckin. A writing guide covering everything from research to citation and includes sections on grammar and punctuation.
  • Rereading America, 6th edition, Gary Colombo, Robert Cullen, and Bonnie Lisle. A collection of essays from different backgrounds, all discussing the issues facing the United States.
  • Warriors Don’t Cry, Melba Patillo Beals. The true story of an African-American girl attending a white school in 1950's Arkansas.

However, in the interest of keeping this course free, the producers of this course have collected various online sources that have content similar to the textbooks above. For example, on-campus USU English 1010 students would be reading Roger Jack's essay "An Indian Story" during the first week of class. Because of copyright issues, the essay has been replaced with a blog posting from a 27 year old Oglala Lakota woman. This piece of writing, as well as the others found in other weeks, may not be as polished as the essays found in "Rereading America." There may be parts of the writing that are repetitive, confusing, or insufficiently developed. It is important to recognize those deficiencies in the writing and ask yourself why they are in the writing and how you would overcome them if you were writing.

Copyright 2008, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource . factcouraud. (2007, May 22). 1010 Introduction. Retrieved January 08, 2011, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/English/introduction-to-writing-academic-prose/1010-introduction.html. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons License