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From 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Tuesdays: This course is based on two primary goals. One would be learning and practicing the conventions of academic writing–voice, structure, mechanics, etc., by which students are judged in the academic world. The other would be developing critical thinking, which involves exploring and researching pertinent issues, formulating and presenting an argument, and principles of logic.
Instructor Jeannine Nixon has an MA in literature with a creative writing emphasis from Ohio University. Her BA is from U of M in English (poetry of all things) although she did a fair amount of coursework in biology and zoology, having an interest in environmental writing. She did coursework for a masters in literature here, in Montana, after she came back from Ohio, with an emphasis on alternative voice in literature. She has taught the following courses as an adjunct at U of M: freshman composition, introduction to literature, freshman seminar, university transition, creative writing (fiction). She has also participated in assessing student writing to develop the U of M exit exam.