WR 122: Argument, Research and
Multimodal Composistion
CRN 12988
3:15-5:05p
m PIO 200C and Canvas


This is a projected plan of assignments and links.

   Please DO NOT print out this assignment grid, instead check often.

PLEASE NOTE: AS THE TOP OF THE WRITING SERIES AT TWO-YEAR COLLEGES, THIS COURSE RELIES ON THE PERSONAL INITIATIVE OF EACH STUDENT TO EXCEL. THE MATERIALS AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE HERE, ARE ALL PART OF THIS COURSE, BUT NOT ALL ARE ASSIGNED FOR CREDIT. UNLESS CLEARLY STATED STUDENTS WHOSE PLANS INCLUDE STUDYING AT A FOUR YEAR UNIVERSITY, NEED TO UNDERSTAND AND USE THE BASICS PRESENTED BY THIS COURSE. JT

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 Intros--Documents,etc

 MLA style | MLA Tutorial youtube MLA template  

 Exploring (basic glossing of) a Word.| Readable Writing>  Atlnatic article on student writing

A1 WRITE  Using Exploring (basic glossing of) a Word  Gloss the word "  argument." | Etymological Dictionary | Check "history" in most online dictionary.  Downoad, complete via computer, print for turn in and save to your flash drive, etc. OR, if this is a handout, complete by hand in pen. Write A1  in class/name info. corner.         

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Discuss assignment Starting  Notes on Analogy (Sec.1 only)  Analogic  Reasoning (formal) and | Narrative | Notes on Story quality | Very short thoughtful stories | e.g.Academic articles on the use of "story."  Dillard essay | Likenesses | Harris essay | Analogy exercise 

A2 "write a personal response (250-300wds)  to the Harris OR the Likenesses or Dillard essay as an example of reasoning by analogy. Include examples to show how successful the essay is in making its point. Cite the reading as needed for appropriate credit and evidence. Use a thematic title and underline your thesis sentence.

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MLK

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Please access these links for fun, if you are bored... ;-)  We will include these as needed.Tyson UFO Ted Talk (only to 11:50) | FALLACIES | Common Fallacies |. Please do A3 for Wed. class.

 A3 READ: an online op-ed (please print out a hard copy) Find and LABEL these parts of the argument ON the printout: 1) underline the thesis, [may not be at the beginning...]and 2) identify the main appeal find/cite evidence from the OpEd to support that. WRITE:  3). in a separate MLA doc. [c.250-300 wds] evaluate the effect/success of the op-ed from your own thinking. -Do include a title [not just a heading] for your evaluation of the OpEd.

-link the OpEd to your evaluation. 

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 Turn in A3   Using Appeals | more on Persuasive Rhetoric | Notes Personal Persuasive OpEd |  Op-eds that use Signal Phrases & facts within sentences to give evidence, but does not use parenthetical cites and Works Cited.rev. Notes on Story | rev. Analogy/OpEd Find news photo or ad and identify the Appeals. Finding OpEds--Google a topic+OpEd or OpEd.  SEE list of topics/ Mysteries/Consperacies, etc.

   Review topics and choose one for the OpEd.

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How Op-eds can use facts within sentences, but do not require parenthetical cites and Works Cited)--Research for facts: JStor, Google Scholar, databases, reliableweb.  | Give author info, date, place found,  IN THE SENTENCES, NOT in ( ). e.g. Semi-formal account (like op-ed)>Formal Peer Reviewed published version

  Review  Notes Persuasive/Op-Ed w/ 3-5 sources credited only by Signal Phrases | Title Ideas | counter argument= 1-2 statements about the weakness of the "other side," often the best persuasion..

 

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 Credit sources  reliablewebsources with Signal Phrases and be sure every statement clearly has a source/authority--i.e. "I" or credit and Research Process| Peer edit | counter argument= 1 or 2 statements about the weakness/problems of the "other side," often the best persuasion... 

 

WRITE: 900-1000 wd draft of the OpEd for Peer edit next class.  

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Peer editing of OpEd |   E1 scoring form  | Title Ideas or Google for your theme word+sayings 

 work on proofing for Op-Ed--Essay 1 

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Sources: primary and secondary  Review draft for final of Op-ed  | scoring form  |  Packet Contents

 Finalize Packet Contentsfor Op-Ed--Essay 1 

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Turn in Op-Ed--Essay 1 | On Fact/Faith/Belief | Fact or Opinion? video  |Skepticism Fields of Study list | youtube on Finding a Topic 

 Notes for E2 major essay | Topic Exp-.  

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 Citing web sites APA | APA in-text citing | starting Sites for verifying facts  Peer Reviewed articles, reference works. See Fields of Study list | Fields and Styles| easybib.com | Citation Builder | Writing in different fields of study |JStor| Google Scholar| Google Books | COCC peer rev. databases

 READ: OWL on research writing | explore possible topics | easybib.com | Citation Builder | Stage 1 journal 

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 COCC peer rev. databases | UNC on Argument | Elements of argument | Formal Argument On Fact/ Faith/Belief  |Notes for  E2 major essay 

  A5 Basic citing/bibliographic exercise | APA at OWL  MLA at OWL | 3 styles compared | Work on Stage 1 journal 

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 Basic Topic Exp. | Writing in different fields of study Stage 1 journal due=A6 (includes A5-- will do in class) | GD to Research questions for Stage 2 journal | Fact or Opinion? video 

 Refine topic|Citation Producer | Bibme | Citation Machine for list of possible sources | Fact or Opinion? video | work on | GD to Research questions for Stage 2 journal

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 Finding the topic, re-shaping the thesis |youtube Research Questions | GD to Research questions for Stage 2 journal | Proposal.docx  

 Basic Topic Exp as needed to further refine focus--Proposal.docx Citation Producer | Bibme | Citation Machine | EasyBib

 

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 Proposal.docx  stage work onStage 2 journal

NOTE:  Stage 2 journal  WILL NOT BE DUE for 2 weeks.  WORK AHEAD OF THE ASSIGNMENTS SCHEDULE IF YOU WANT TO. TIME MANAGEMENT IS PART OF THIS PROJECT. STAY IN TOUCH!

Work on  Proposal.docx   in Stage 2 journal
WILL NOT BE DUE for 2 weeks.
WORK AHEAD OF THE ASSIGNMENTS SCHEDULE  IF YOU WANT TO.  TIME MANAGEMENT IS PART OF THIS PROJECT.
STAY IN TOUCH!

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Annotated Bibliography | Citation Producer | Bibme | Citation Machine as guide for citing in Proposal  | APA sample paper 

APA sample paper 

 

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  Discuss good evidence | UNC on Evidence OWL Guide to evaluate sources | Evaluation docx 

 Finish  A7/8 PROGRESS Stage 2 

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 | A7/8 PROGRESS Stage 2 Journal due  -  |  PROGRESS Stage 3  counter argument work on Stage 3 journal | Position Paper Work Page 

 work on Stage 3 journal=A9 APA sample paper|

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 Building the sequence of material--outlining/notes | Collage | Position Paper Work Page | MS APA temp Scripting Grid late 

Work on organizing draft  |-BRING in next class a printout of  paper so far for peer edit/conference-APA sample paper--work on A9 PROGRESS Stage 3 Journal  MS APA template  

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Educated | Westover Interview | Workshop/peer edit |  epigraph/title /conclusion A9 PROGRESS Stage 3 Journal due --Conferences on the rough draft  MS APA template | E2 Scoring |  E2 packet needs basic elements as stated on the packet Contents page and all stages A#, any additional notes, drafts, edits, etc. that track how this project developed. 

work on draft  APA in Minutes-youtube | MS APA template |  E2 Scoring

| E2 packet needs basic elements as stated on the packet  Contents page and all stages A#, any additional notes, drafts, edits, etc. that track how this project developed.

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  Workshop/peer edit | problem solve, polish | APA in Minutes-youtube | Conferences on the rough draft | E2 packet needs basic elements as stated on the packet Contents page and all stages A#, any additional notes, drafts, edits, etc. that track how this project developed.

E2 packet needs basic elements as stated on the packet Contents pageand all stages A#, any additional notes, drafts, edits, etc. that track how this project developed. Also, for full credit,  I need a .docx version of just the final paper itself including bibliography (E2) sent to my email by midnight of final exam day.

  E2 Scoring   A10 PROGRESS Last Stage Journal  

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Finals
Week
3/20-
 

 Final Exam time:

Thurs. 3/19/20 10:15AM-12:10-PM

Last day to turn in E2 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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