Com156 Syllabus

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|[pic] |Course Syllabus | | |College of Humanities | | |COM/156 Version 5 | | |University Composition and Communication II |

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Course Description

This course builds upon the foundations established in COM/155. It addresses the various rhetorical modes necessary for effective college essays: narration, illustration, description, process analysis, classification, definition, comparison and contrast, cause and effect, and argumentation. In addition, requirements for research essays, including the use of outside sources and appropriate formatting, are considered.


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Course Materials

McLean, S. (2011). Writing for success. Irvington, NY: Flat World Knowledge, Inc.

Sample Paper (APA and Writing & Style Guidelines)

Grammar and Writing Guides: APA Reference and Citation Examples

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|Week One: Identifying Components of Research Writing | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Explain the purpose of research writing. | | | | |Identify the steps in the research-writing process. | | | | |Complete a research plan based on a chosen topic. | | | |Reading |Read Appendix A. | | | |Reading |Read Appendix B. | | | |Reading |Read the following sections in Ch.11 of Writing for Success: | | | | | | | | | |Section 1.1: Why Research? | | | | |Section 1.2: Steps of the Research Writing Process | | | | |Section 2.1: Choosing a Topic | | | | |Section 2.2: A Plan for Research...
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