Anne Kozak

Anne Kozak
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Anne Kozak

B.A. Salve Regina College
M.A. English, St. Louis University
Course areas: advanced composition, English as a second language, methods of teaching writing, technical writing

Courses Taught

HS5010Advanced Composition

This course has two goals:  1) to aid the student in developing and refining a style and 2) to make the student cognizant of the interaction between style, content, and audience.  To achieve these goals, students write several short papers or one or two longer ones, meet regularly with the instructor to go over these, edit and discuss the exercises in Style:  Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace by Joseph Williams, and participate in review sessions. 

Level:  Advanced.  Prerequisites:  Signature of instructor.  Offered every winter.  Class limit: 12.  Meets the following degree requirements: W

HS3039Communicating Science

This course is designed for science students developing their research skills working on research projects for a principal investigator; specifically this course will improve the students' writing ability and introduce them to writing for the scientific community.  The course involves not only learning to write an abstract and literature review but also understanding the protocols for writing a scientific paper based on lab or field data.  In addition, students will prepare a power point presentation on their research to present at a meeting or conference such as the Maine Biological Science Symposium or the annual INBRE meeting.  In addition to working with the instructor, students will work on the content of their writing with the principal investigator. Offered every other year.

Level: Intermediate. Prerequisite: Signature of instructor.  Class limit: 12.  Lab fee: $20.  Meets the following degree requirements: W

HS5013Methods of Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum

This course not only gives students knowledge and understanding of rhetorical theory and practice so they can work effectively with developing writers, but also provides them with a review of grammar, methods of evaluating writing, and strategies for teaching exposition, argument, and persuasion.  Students put this knowledge to practical use by working as peer tutors in the Writing Center.  Students participate in this course for one academic year and receive one credit.  In addition to Williams' Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace and Irmscher's Teaching Expository Writing, students read numerous articles from College Composition and Communication, College English, The Writing Instructor, Language Arts, and English Journal, and Research in the Teaching of English as well as a text dealing with teaching writing in their specialty, e.g. Writing Themes about Literature or a Short Guide to Writing about Biology.

Level:  Advanced.  Prerequisites: Working knowledge of grammar and usage, excellent writing skills, ability to work closely with people, and signature of faculty member in writing or education.  Class limit: 15.  Meets the following degree requirements: ED W

HS4019Technical Writing

This intermediate-to-advanced level course, which is interdisciplinary, teaches students not only to write clear, precise, and unambiguous memos, reports, executive sumaries, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, but also to write collaboratively for an actual client.  The practice-oriented approach gives students the opportunity to acquire skills they will need as professionals and to learn to communicate data effectively and concisely to specific audiences.  Offered every other year.  

Level: Intermediate/Advanced.  Prerequisits: An introductory writing course, Signature of instructor.  Class limit: 15.  Meets the following degree requirements: W

HS532Tutorial: Writing Projects

This tutorial enables upper-division students to improve their writing styles using papers they are working on in other courses or writing they are doing as part of their senior project. The tutorial focuses on acquiring a better understanding not only of writing as process but also of syntax. Through exercises, peer review, and conferences, students will learn strategies for making their writing more cohesive and focused. In particular, they will look at the role pace, emphasis, and flow play in enabling them to draft pieces that are both readable and engage the intended audience. Level: Intermediate. Prerequisite: Signature of the Writing Program Director. Class limit: 5. *W*

HS1014Writing Seminar I: Exposition

This expository writing course, which is limited to second and third-year students, focuses on writing as a process, audience awareness, syntax and analysis.  Through class discussion of readings, students gain an understanding of how others use the various principles of exposition to explain, clarify, and analyze.  By writing several drafts of papers, topics may be chosen by students, students develop prewriting and revision skills.  Through peer review sessions, students apply what they have learned in analyzing the writings of others to the writing of their peers.  The portfolio students turn in at the end of the term should contain several drafts and the final version of two shorter papers, drafts and final copy of a library-based research paper, and an annotated bibliography.  This course meets the first year writing requirement.

Level:  Introductory.  Class limit: 12.  Meets the following requirements: W

HS2039Writing Seminar II: Argumentation

A logical sequence to Writing Seminar I, this course emphasizes argument and persuasion.  The assigned readings show students not only how others passionately and creatively argue points but how argument and persuasion are integral to writing effective papers on topics ranging from the need to diversify the student body to protecting Atlantic salmon.  Like Writing Seminar I, this course also requires library research and an understanding of different forms of documentation. Writing Seminar II is offered with Credit/No Credit grading option only.

Level: Introductory/Intermediate.  Prerequisites:  none,  Offered every year.  Class limit: 12.  Meets the following degree requirements: W