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CW R1A - Accelerated Reading and Composition

Fall 2017

This intensive, accelerated course satisfies concurrently the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement and the first half (Part A) of the Reading & Composition Requirement. It offers students structured, sustained, and highly articulated practice in the recursive processes entailed in reading, critical analysis, and composing. Readings include imaginative, expository, and argumentative texts comparable in complexity to those encountered in the lower-division curriculum. Texts are chosen to represent views and perspectives of authors from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Students read five thematically related book-length texts, or the equivalent, drawn from a range of genres, in addition to non-print sources. In response to these materials, they craft numerous short pieces leading up to three to five essays—works that include elements of narration, exposition, and argument. Students write a minimum of 40 pages of prose during this semester and they compose an annotated portfolio that showcases their best work.

Note: Specialized sections are available for multilingual student writers. These sections are marked (MSW) below.

Available in 
Fall and Spring
Placement by the Analytical Writing Placement Examination
Units and Format 
6 units – Six hours of lecture/discussion per week
Grading Option 
Must be taken for a letter grade for R&C credit
Reading & Composition: 1st half (Part A)





Class Number: 44761
Meeting time @ place:
MWF 12:00pm - 2:00pm @ 50 Barrows Hall
Section Theme: TBA
Instructor: Beth Williams
Section Description:
Book List:
Class Number: 21860
Meeting time @ place:
MWF 2:00pm - 4:00pm @ 89 Dwinelle Hall
Section Theme: TBA
Instructor: Beth Williams
Section Description:
Book List: