English Composition II: Rhetorical Methods-Based

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Course Contents at a Glance

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Module 1: Summary

  • How to Write a Summary
  • Research and Critical Reading

Module 2: Rhetorical Analysis

  • Basic Questions for Rhetorical Analysis
  • Rogerian Argument
  • Toulmin's Argument Model
  • Toulmin's Schema
  • Persuasion

Module 3: What Is Research?

  • Research Essay Project Overview
  • What Is Research?
  • Research and Other Types of Source-based Writing
  • What Is Research Writing?
  • Reading to Write Effectively
  • How to Read Like a Writer

Module 4: Research Questions

  • The Qualities of a Good Research Question
  • Choosing A Manageable Research Topic

Module 5: Research Proposal

  • Managing Your Research Project
  • Steps in Developing a Research Proposal

Module 6: Prewriting

  • Prewriting Strategies

Module 7: Thesis Statements

  • Formulating a Thesis
  • 5 Ways of Looking at a Thesis
  • Process: Writing a Thesis Statement

Module 8: Evaluating Sources

  • The Seven Steps of the Research Process
  • Understanding Bias
  • Examples for Reading Notebook #4

Module 9: Integrating Sources

  • Quotation Marks
  • Quotations
  • Using Sources Blending Source Material with Your Own Work
  • Using Sources Creatively
  • When to Quote & When to Paraphrase

Module 10: Citing Sources

  • Citing and Referencing Techniques
  • Read: Acknowledging Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
  • When & How To Use MLA In-Text Citation
  • How to Cite YouTube
  • APA in-text citations

Module 11: Annotated Bibliographies

  • Video: Annotated Bibliographies An Illustrated Guide

Module 12: Structure and Outlining

  • Classical Essay Structure
  • Writing for Success: Outlining
  • Introductions
  • Conclusions

Module 13: Determining Audience

  • Audience

Module 14: Revising and Editing

  • Revising and Editing
  • General Revision Points to Consider
  • Specific Revision Points to Consider

Module 15: Visual Arguments

  • Photos and Illustrations
  • Video: Visualizing Data
  • Visual Elements: Play, Use, and Design

Module 16: Final Drafts

  • Sample Final Research Essay Drafts
  • Cohesion: What do People Mean When They Say My Writing Doesn't "Flow"
  • Read: Developing Your Final Draft

Module 17: Reflective Learning

  • Reflection
  • Reflective Learning


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