ENGL 271 Expository Writing I • 5 Cr.


Builds on the writing skills learned in ENGL& 101 (prev ENGL 101) or ENGL 201. Students work on personal essays, information and opinion pa pers, reviews, profiles, articles based upon interviews, or other projects. Fulfills a written communication course requirement at BC. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or equivalent course from another college with a C- or better.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify implicitly and/or explicitly one's intentions as a writer.
  • Define implicitly and/or explicitly the audience for a particular piece of writing.
  • Apply appropriate style, tone and format to the writer's purpose and audience.
  • Use rhetorical formats conventional to expository writing.
  • Demonstrate objectivity toward one's own writing.
  • Demonstrate practical uses/applications for expository writing beyond the college classroom.