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General Education Composition Classes at Western consist of English 100, 200, and 300. The following information is offered as a general guide to teaching composition at Western and is based on a broad conception of what students should accomplish in their composition courses. General Philosophy: Writing is a highly individualized and collaborative process that can be improved with focused instruction and continued practice. Writing cannot be taught by reduced, simplistic, and prescribed formulas, and teaching students to write at the college level is an on-going and complex activity that must be a function of the entire university and not just of the English faculty. Writing pedagogy in composition courses should emphasize the acquisition of rhetorical and critical facility in thinking, writing, and reading and should encourage students to employ language, convention, and style in a manner that is appropriate to the various rhetorical situations they will encounter as students and as professionals.
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