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Required Texts

Reading selections in ENG 125 focus on non-literary genres.

For English 125, we use:

Goldthwaite, Melissa, et. al. The Norton Reader, Shorter 15th Edition. Norton, 2020. ISBN: 978-0393420531

(The table of contents is available here).

Please note when selecting readings that ENG 125 must include a minimum of nine (9) print and/or online reading selections. In this course, we aim to explore a range of non-fiction genres, including, for example, scholarly, journalistic, editorial, reflective, and visual texts.

One key difference between ENG 125 and ENG 126 is the genre of texts they ask students to focus on. As ENG 126 is dedicated to literary genres, we ask that you avoid assigning texts that would be more suitable for that course (short stories, plays, etc.) in ENG 125.

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