Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Writing Program
Course Section Listing Course Course Title Term Credits Status
COURSE_SECTION-3-154720 WRTG 253-1 Cognition & Writing Fall 2023 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Location Start Date End Date
TR 1400 1515 Dewey Room 4162 08/30/2023 12/22/2023
Enrollment: Enrolled     
14
Capacity     
15
Co-Located: BCSC 163-1, WRTG 253-1 (P)
Instructors: Whitney Gegg-Harrison
Description: What goes on in writers minds when they write and in readers minds when they read? Can learning about what goes on in both writers and readers minds help writers make their writing more effective? In this coursewe will delve into the cognitive processes underlying writing and reading: how writers generate ideas, translate those ideas into words and sentences, organize those sentences into arguments, and do all of this while managing things like spelling and typing, and how readers actually interpret the message being conveyed by a piece of writing. Well also explore the extent to which research in cognitive science can inform what we do as writers by experimenting on ourselves with research-grounded strategies. Students will read and take responsibility for presenting work from cognitive scientists and composition theorists, and will work towards a final project in which they explore existing research on a topic of their choosing and propose either further research or applications of that research.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Primary Writing Requirement

Offered: Fall Spring Summer

Course Section Listing Course Course Title Term Credits Status
COURSE_SECTION-3-133901 WRTG 253-1 Cognition & Writing Fall 2022 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Location Start Date End Date
TR 1400 1515 Dewey Room 4162 08/31/2022 12/22/2022
Enrollment: Enrolled     
11
Capacity     
15
Co-Located: BCSC 163-1, WRTG 253-1 (P)
Instructors: Whitney Gegg-Harrison
Description: What goes on in writers minds when they write and in readers minds when they read? Can learning about what goes on in both writers and readers minds help writers make their writing more effective? In this coursewe will delve into the cognitive processes underlying writing and reading: how writers generate ideas, translate those ideas into words and sentences, organize those sentences into arguments, and do all of this while managing things like spelling and typing, and how readers actually interpret the message being conveyed by a piece of writing. Well also explore the extent to which research in cognitive science can inform what we do as writers by experimenting on ourselves with research-grounded strategies. Students will read and take responsibility for presenting work from cognitive scientists and composition theorists, and will work towards a final project in which they explore existing research on a topic of their choosing and propose either further research or applications of that research.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Primary Writing Requirement

Offered: Fall Spring Summer