ENG 145, Writing in the Academic Disciplines, is a three-hour per week intermediate writing course providing an introduction to research-based writing for multiple academic audiences.
Students in ENG 145 will study the relationship between the conventions that govern writing in different areas related to students’ academic disciplines; they will learn to recognize distinctions and affinities between different genres in both workplace and academic settings, and they will learn to analyze discourse conventions and use that knowledge in their writing. Building on both their existing knowledge of writing situations, and research into specific writing situations and tasks, they will develop techniques for writing flexibly and effectively for different audiences, forums and purposes. Through research and practice in a range of writing genres and situations, they will develop their ability to address the discursive conventions of genres in their discipline.
Important Information about ENG 145
The following links offer overall information about the course to interested readers, which may include students, other ISU faculty and administrators, advisors, parents, and prospective instructors.
The Learning Outcomes for ENG 145 are goals for our classrooms, and also a statement of our values as a Writing Program.
A detailed description of the course with demographics, summary learning outcomes, a breakdown of the major divisions of a typical ENG 145 semester.
ENG 145 At A Glance
This short infographic offers a quick explanations of what students learn in ENG 145, along with some tips for how ISU instructors can use that knowledge as part of writing assignments in upper-level course at ISU.
The sample syllabi provides an example of the basic information that you might find in a syllabus for the course.
For ISU Faculty and Instructors:
We’ve created an info graphic (What students Learn in ENG 145) that can help ISU instructors think about not only how to use the knowledge students gain in ENG 145, but to understand what they can expect their students to be able to do as a result of completing this course.
NOTE: Writing Program instructors (including new instructors who have received their ULID) can access even more syllabi and full course plans at our Writing Program Instructors Resources in ReggieNet.