The literary content of English 1011 will vary from section to section, but students should expect to encounter works from three main genres: novels, essays, and short stories. All sections will include two novels: one from the eighteenth century and one from the nineteenth or twentieth century. Works will be representative of various historical periods and cultural contexts and will include an attempt to equally represent both genders. Approximately 30% of class time will be instruction in writing. This can take the form of grammar exercises, essay workshops, informal writing exercises, stylistic and other critical analyses, research skills, and peer editing. These assignments may be graded. Students will be required to write at least three essays (for a total of not less than 2000 words), which will be marked and formally graded.