Prerequisites: Spanish 25
In this course we will discuss the essential rules for a good essay. We will study strategies for academic essays, concentrating our efforts on the thesis-driven argumentative literary essay. We will apply the rules of literary analysis in such a way as to convince the reader that we are presenting an interpretation of the deep content. Towards this end we will read some short but complex works, generally shifting the balance from reading so as to create more opportunities for individual analysis and writing. We will also be growing vocabulary, improving spelling and reviewing certain complex grammatical structures.