WR 122  CRN 10208 WINTER 2022

1/5/22   ANNOUNCEMENT:  Hi all, My apologies for the unexpected changes to the class.  At this point, we will use ZOOM for the established class times and I will also add a dedicated cell phone for communication, as needed.
     We will usually allow a full week to do each A# assignment w/readings and written work.  However as long as I have each A# in sequence, we will be good!  Let me know if you have questions. With every returned assignment I will include your current grade to that point.   Thanks for your flexibility, Jane
      During the Zoom class meeting on TH 1/6/22, we will get aquainted and check out the class sites: COCC Canvas and classfolios.org. I'll also try to intro. other elements of the class at that time.

Assignment for Tues. 1/11/22  A2  -- The following textual readings are the foundation for the response to the essay you choose for A2   As experienced students, I rely on your motivation to do well, rather entry level busy-work. (I try to give you all the answers as fast as I can ... :-] 
1 Read 
Notes on Analogy --Sec.1 only Analogic  Reasoning (very formal, perhaps only skim/annotate as needed) and | Narrative | Notes on Story quality | e.g. Academic articles on the use of "story." abstracts only are ok.
2. Then for  A2 "write a personal response (300-500wds) to the Harris OR the Bronowski 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 and textual material as needed for appropriate credit and evidence. Use a thematic title (not just a heading...) and underline your single  thesis sentence. ...  Use standard MLA format ( MLA template (Optional) ) For an over the weekend assignment, this will get us started.  Let me know if you have questions! (And I'll be updating the course...:-)   jt 


In class Tues 1/11/22 we will:
  --  review/discuss the assignment for today,. and then the Classic Persuasive Appeals |
youtube on Classic Appeals | more on Persuasive Rhetoric |

  --  Review/define
OpEds what they are, how to find them, how they often use Signal Phrases & facts within sentences (often shown as hyperlinks to the evidence) for support, but

---OpEds don't use parenthetical cites and bibliography.

---Watch for clear in-sentence signal phrases and hyperlinks to the sources will be a common way for writers to avoid plagiarism.

---OpEds often use a  personal account to give an example of the issue and first-hand experience that establishes and conveys powerful and trustworthy knowledge.

Review Notes on Story and Analogy/OpEd as needed. To find many kinds of OpEds for analysis, Google a topic+OpEd or just "OpEds."

A3  READ 2-3 OpEds online to find one that you want to "analyze;" look for ones that have references to evidence, signal phrases/links. Copy/paste it into a Word docx and delete any ads. Using highlighting, underlining, text boxes or comments tools, find and label these parts of the argument 1) underline the thesis you find, [may not be at the beginning...] and 2) identify the main persuasive appeal (all three will likely be present); find and cite evidence from the OpEd to support that. Then, 3) Copy out at least one example of evidence that the oped words as part of a sentence AND any hyperlink to the source.  4  In the same document after the OpEd, in [c.300-500 wds] evaluate the effect/success of the op-ed from your own thinking. Include how it might have been made stronger.  Cite to support your thinking and include a Works Cited for the OpEd, any definitions or other sources. Do include a thematic title (not just a "heading") for your evaluation of the OpEd.

A3 DueTH 1/20/22 11:59pm. by copying into Canvas text entry or COCC email. Text entry may be faster return.

After turning in A3, work on completing a Topic Exp.=A4  to find a topic you want to write an Op-Ed about--something you have strong feelings about and reasons to support them. You don't have to use exact information/wording from the TopicExp, but it can help make sure you want to use that topic.  Write an 800-900 rough draft of an Op-Ed that uses 3-5 references linked to their source.  Research for facts: COCCdatabases, JStor, Google Scholar. State author info, date, place found, worded as part of SENTENCES, NOT in parenthesis. Credit sources fully with Signal Phrases and be sure a reader would know whether each statement is a first person statement from the author, or part of a clear source/authority--i.e. first person "I" or wording to indicate the source While I know that many instructors and texts do not allow for the use of the first person, it is slowly becoming accepted for this Op-ed sort of writing, and many more formal examples of academic writing (see main page Sec2 #9 for e.g.).   Use the Peer edit form with someone else or just as an editing tool, yourself. Please inform yourself or review as needed: story quality, appeals, counter argument | Signal Phrase handout |  Using Appeals | Notes Persuasive/Op-Ed | Title Ideas

This assignment should take all seven days until next Thursday to work on the rough draft, find sources and use signal phrases to add them as hyperlinks. (See making hyperlinks). Also, try to find an interesting title.... :->

Peer editing
Op-Ed scoring form  | Title Ideas or Google for your theme word+sayings.

Finalize  Op-Ed--(Essay 1 and all the stages) as a .zip folder -include background material AND A4 that shows your progress and stages of developing your topic. i.e. any notes, rough draft with peer edit and the Process Writing, | FYI E1/Op-Edscoring form to show how the elements will count.  

Finalize Op-Ed (essay1) be sure you've used signal phrases to introduce sources with live links (hyperlinks) to  those sources and underlined your Thesis Sentence. Turn in the materials packet by email, Thurs.1/28/22 by 11:59pm.  Let me know if you need an extention. We have a bit of flexibility as needed. jt

| Notes for  E2 major essay | On Fact/Faith/Belief | Fact or Opinion? video  |Finding, verifying sources:  primary and secondary  Review Notes on ArgumentCritical Thinking | Problem of Skepticism  and Evidence | Confirmation of Evidence | Straw man & Evidence School of Thought  | Fields of Study list | youtube on Finding a Topic     
A5   In c.200-300 wds, (MLA): In your opinion/experience what do you do if you are not able to trust the evidence you find when you must support reasoning with evidence?  Also explore possible 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 differcent fields of study READ: | OWL on research writing | explore possible topics | easybib.com | Citation Builder | Stage 1 journal

COCC peer rev. databases | UNC on Argument Formal Argument On Fact/ Faith/Belief  | Notes for  E2 major essay  Stage 1 journal=A6  | Basic Topic Exp. | Writing in different fields of study |  Stage 1 journal =A6 |

GD to Research questions for Stage 2 journal=A7/8 | Fact or Opinion? video

Refine topic choice | Citation Builder for list of possible sources | GD to Research questions for Stage 2 journal

Continue on with Stage 2 Journal=A7&A8 combined
Finding the topic, re-shaping the thesis | youtube
Research Questions | GD to Research questions for Stage 2 journal | Proposal.docx | If needed, search for templates for documentations styles other than MLA or APA

Annotated Bibliography as guide for citations in Proposal docx | APA sample paper | Database papers will be samples of other documentation styles.
 Review | UNC on Evidence | Evaluation docx |

counter argument  work on Stage 3 journal=A9 | Position Paper Work Page  and  IF NEEDED-- APA sample paper
Building the sequence of material-Collage/Scripting Grid | Position Paper Work Page | MS APA template
Work on organizing draft  - APA sample paper work on A9 PROGRESS Stage 3 Journal

peer edit  on early draft of paper with epigraph/title /conclusion A9 PROGRESS Stage 3  --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.
  E2 Scoring   A10 PROGRESS Last Stage Journal

11   Digital Packet Contents: Please be sure to label each-- In a new folder titled, "122FinalE2"+yourlastname, add all the material below:
  • The Final Proofed Version of E2 as a Word doc, c. 2500wds (including a bibliography [Not the annotated bibliography] in your doc.style.--
  • One unfinished draft of E2 and
    • the completed peer editing form
  • Stage 1 journal--corrected
  • Stage 2 journal--corrected
  • Stage 3 journal (unfinished draft above will count as part 3 of this journal)
  • Any other notes, additional topic explorations, exercises,  peer edits, other developing materials, etc. Hand written notes can be phone-scanned and included.
  • Lastly, include a comprehensive (c.300wd.) Process Writing for E2 and the class overall.
To ready the folder: In Windows, right click that folder and choose "send to compressed folder." In iOS, right click the folder and choose  "compress  "122FinalE2.........."  Then attach that .zip file to your email to me.  PLEASE STAY SAFE AND WELL!


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