This course survey of different genres emphasizes reasoning and writing
skills. We will examine a variety of works, including procedural texts,
business correspondence, informational texts, expository and
argumentative essays, speeches, and a novel. In particular, to
understand the author's purpose, we will pay close attention to the
rhetorical devices and structure of the different genres.
Required Textbooks (sold separately):
-- Glencoe Literature: Texas Treasures, Course 4. Columbus, OH: Glencoe, 2011. ISBN 978-0-07-891309-9
-- Animal Farm by George Orwell (Signet Classics 1996 anniversary
edition with preface by Russell Baker, ISBN: 978-0-451-52634-2).