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Eloquentia Perfecta (EP) Resources
Instructors of Eloquentia Perfecta sections in the Fordham Core Curriculum incorporate focused instruction in writing and speaking into their courses. Resources available here include general references, useful websites, and discipline-specific tools, assignments, and sample syllabi.
Goals. The ability to express oneself with logical clarity in both written and oral form is a basic goal of the core and needs to be pursued in courses beyond the first phase of the core that deals explicitly with writing proficiency. Building on skills developed in the foundational Composition and Rhetoric class or introducing students to disciplinary approaches to effective presentation, EP seminars will embody the core’s emphasis on writing and speaking, now with particular attention to the disciplinary concerns of the specific courses bearing the EP designation.
Description. In addition to their disciplinary goals, core classes designated as Eloquentia perfecta (or EP) seminars will dedicate at least one fifth of class time to student writing and oral expression. Work on student writing and oral expression might include, but need not be limited to, peer review and editing, guided group analysis of
student essays, in-class work on essay assignments, study of discipline-specific writing conventions, and oral presentations by individuals and/or groups. In order to facilitate sustained and detailed attention to student prose, EP seminars will be capped at 19 students.