CO401 seeks to develop students’ abilities to adapt intermediate-level rhetorical modes and strategies to a broader range of writing situations. It encourages the development of an individual voice within conventional contexts; close attention is given to the finer points of writing style. For example, while a student might have developed in CO301A the ability to write generic literary reviews clearly and persuasively for a well educated general audience (per TIME magazine or a Sunday supplement), CO401 would focus on moving beyond the “standards” of the review genre to develop a unique perspective and voice.
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