Course Packet

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ENGL 1020

Critical Thinking/Argument:

Civic Engagement

Course Packet

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Fall 2013

Dr. Roderick B. Overaa, Instructor Table of Contents

COURSE MATERIALS

▪ ENGL 1020 Reading List 1
▪ Learning Outcomes for English 1020 3
▪ Process for Writing Papers 4
▪ Library Research 6 ▪ MLA System: MS Format and Documentation 8 ▪ Audience and Rhetoric 9 ▪ Writing Effective Introductions and Conclusions 11 ▪ Commonly Misused Words 14

▪ The “Snapshot Method” for Formulating/Revising Argumentative Essays 16 ▪ Research Paper Checklist 17
▪ Key to Microsoft Word Instructor Comments 18 ▪ MLA Style Guide for Creating Works Cited Lists 20 ▪ Strategies for Revision 22
▪ Paper Grading Rubric 23

ENGL 1020 READING LIST

College-Level Academic Writing

“Reading and Responding to Texts in the 21st Century,” 2-6. Adler, Mortimer J. “How to Mark a Book,” 16-20.
“Annotating, Note Taking, and Questioning the Text”; “Paraphrasing, Summarizing, Quoting, and Synthesizing,” “Reading and Responding to Online Texts,” “Reading and Analyzing Visual Texts” 25-41. “Critical Writing: Process and Communication,” 66-88.

“Reading and Writing Effective Arguments,” 136-62.
“Writing a Research Project,” 750-74.
Murray, Donald M. “The Maker’s Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscript.” 109-12.

Essay Readings[1]
Schlesinger, Arthur M. “The Cult of Ethnicity.” McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues Across the Disciplines. 12th Edition. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2014. 27-9. Tannen, Deborah. “Sex, Lies, and Conversation: Why Is It So Hard for Men and Women to Talk to Each Other?” McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues Across the Disciplines. 12th Edition. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2014. 117-21. Quindlen, Anna. “Sex Ed.” McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues Across the Disciplines. 12th Edition. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2014. 198-9. Jacoby, Susan. “When Bright Girls Decide that Math Is ‘a Waste of Time’.” McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues Across the Disciplines. 12th Edition. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2014. 215-18. Orwell, George. “Politics and the English Language.” McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues Across the Disciplines. 12th Edition. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2014. 123-33. Friedman, Thomas L. “Globalization: The Super-Story.” McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues Across the Disciplines. 12th Edition. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2014. 391-4. Krugman, Paul. “The Death of Horatio Alger.” McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues Across the Disciplines. 12th Edition. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2014. 387-90. ---. “We Are the 99.9 Percent.” 44-6. McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues Across the Disciplines. 12th Edition. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2014. Reich, Robert. “Why the Rich Are Getting Richer and the Poor, Poorer.” McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues Across the Disciplines. 12th Edition. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2014. 404-15. LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR ENGLISH 1020

By the end of the semester, a student’s revised written work must exhibit a satisfactory level of proficiency in the following four areas of academic (or college) writing: 1) rhetorical strategies; 2) research/textual analysis; 3) academic argument; and 4) revision/proofreading. A research paper or other writing assignment that exhibits serious deficiencies in one or more of these outcomes will receive a failing...

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