MONT 3505W: Writing in French: Tools and Techniques

3 CreditsWriting Intensive

This class is designed to introduce students to the techniques and tools required for both academic and personal writing. Over the course of the semester, students will learn how to write a variety of different types of texts including: the description, the compte rendu universitaire, the journalistic portrait, and other textual genres. The course consists of an analytic component in which students will be asked to study a text corresponding to a specific style. Students are then asked to explore the writing techniques employed in each type: reformulation, synthesis, rhetorical figures, persuasive language, expressing an opinion via judgment or values, impersonal language, inverted questioning of the reader, etc. and subsequently write in those styles. Students will be expected to complete numerous writing assignments during the semester. These exercises will be collected and graded on a regular basis, with the possibility for students to revise and improve each project. Course objectives include: learning how to write different types of documents, with different content, using different styles, applying the knowledge acquired in the grammar/methodology course, mastering the stylistic tools and techniques for writing in French (e.g., the use of hyperbole, metaphor, personification, diction, symbolism) acquiring the ability to think in French and write directly in the target language without translating.

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