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Course X: A Left Field Guide to Freshman English
Course X A Left Field Guide to Freshman English Author:Leonard A. Greenbaum, Rudolf B. Schmerl "Freshman English is not a course: it's a problem. And though the profession is professionally unhappy, until such time as Acts of War or of God eliminate freshman English, the real sufferer, the one who sickens and sometimes dies from the symptoms, is the freshman. Each year, in the late summer and early fall, he has to take freshman English. H... more »e has to write the papers. And in the winter he gets the grade. This book and its strategy are primarily for him."
With candor that may rattle the conservative, with wit that will delight the sophisticate, the authors of COURSE X, themselves seasoned by years of Sysiphian effort in the classroom, here expose the minor indignities and major failures of freshman Englsh. But they also offer the student a strategy for survival and, perhaps, success.
The student will find this book a revelation that will brighten some of the more dismal hours of his college career; the instructor will chuckle with recognition of the torments he endures as the auto-da-fe of his profession.« less