Courses for Multilingual Students

ENGL 146: Tools, Not Rules: English Grammar for Writers This course provides an introduction to English grammar in context for academic writers. It focuses on the study of language in use, including parts of speech, sentence grammar, paragraph structure, and text cohesion. This course is specifically designed for multilingual students,...

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Writing Resource Center

The Writing Resource Center (WRC) provides individualized support for academic writers across the university. Our writing consultants provide hands-on instruction specifically tailored to individual writers’ goals. The WRC also offers in-house programming such as workshops and student and faculty writing groups, and our consultants conduct classroom visits and writing-oriented...

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Arts & Sciences Dissertation Seminar

Biannually since 1996 this program (formerly the Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Seminar) has been funding up to 12 graduate students at an early stage of work on the dissertation to participate in a semester-long seminar devoted to discussion of one another's dissertation work and of the questions of method...

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Resources for Oral Communication

SPEAK: How to Talk to Classmates and Others is a concise, engaging guide to developing, organizing and presenting a public talk. 
SPEAK covers such topics as the three key rules of public speaking; developing a key message; understanding your audience; 
organizing, writing and presenting the talk, tips for using...

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Spoken English Language Partners

Spoken English Language Partners (SELP) Program offers services for students seeking to improve their spoken English skills, including: presentation skills, class participation practice, discussion leader or teaching concerns, fluency, conversation, and pronunciation. 30- or 60-minute individual tutoring appointments are available. Web: http://students.case.edu/education/resources/englishtutor/ Appointments: http://tutortrac.case.edu   Location: Educational Services for Students, Sears 470 Phone: 368-5230 Program...

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Introduction to Composition

English 148: Introduction to Composition (3 credits) is a course in essential writing skills, including grammar, usage, and the basics of academic writing. English 148 is offered every semester; it enrolls primarily non-native speakers of English. For CWRU students, this course may be taken as an elective; it forms part...

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Expository Writing

English 150: Expository Writing (3 credits) is a course in academic argumentation. Individual course themes vary, but all sections include practice with research and argumentation. Students compose at least 7,000 words (approximately 28-30 pages) in 4-5 individual assignments over the semester. At least one assignment will incorporate outside research.For...

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Public Speaking

English 155: Public Speaking (3 credits) focuses on the theories of rhetoric, the work of developing and preparing a speech and on the art and skill of delivering various kinds of oral presentations.  The assignments will: a) Introduce students to the traditions, theories and core principles of public speaking,...

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Introduction to Creative Writing

English 203: Introduction to Creative Writing (3 credits) is a course exploring basic issues and techniques of writing narrative prose and verse through exercises, analysis, and experiment.  For students who wish to try their abilities across a spectrum of genres. For more information about Creative Writing, please visit: http://english.case.edu/undergraduate/minor-in-creative-writing/.

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Poetry

English 257B: Poetry (3 credits) offers introductory readings in poetry. The course may be organized chronologically or thematically, with attention to the formal qualities of poetry in relation to meaning, expressivity, etc. Topics/themes vary with each offering.

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