WR122 CRN  20867  

 Argument, Research & Multimodal Composition

 Jane Thielsen, MA

email: jthielsen@cocc.edu

Office Hours:  By Arrangement

Central Oregon Community College

Spring Term 2020

This class meets via the Internet.

We will use COCC email for communication and this site as the primary location of textual materials and assignments.

We will not use Blackboard or ZOOM unless special conditions require them.


Assignments  | Syllabus

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  4/25/20 Hi all, I'm slow getting caught up. Meanwhile, again, a more reasonable format seems to be a weekly assignment w/readings and written work, with Thurs. at 1PM as the due date, unless otherwise noted.  Let me know if you have questions. Thanks for your attentiveness to the course and your flexibility, Jane
OWL at Purdue | Research COCC Library  | Dictionary.com/Thesaurus
UNC Writing handouts | Harvard College Writing Center
| Stanford Encyclopedia of  Philosophy
Zotero (free) | Scrivner  (lowcost with more functions)

I. Class Basics

  1. MLA class template

  2. MLA Tutorial animation

  3. Response Writing Guide

  4. Essay Packet Turn-in Guide

  5. Process Writing


II. Basic Research Writing

  1. On Brainstorming

  2. Topic Exp/Loop Exercise

  3. Academic Use of Story

  4. POSITION PAPER GUIDE-- Forming thesis, paper layout, etc.

  5. Writing a Research Paper - OWL Purdue U. search for "research paper"

  6. Organization of a Traditional Academic Paper

  7. How to Write a Research Paper - Georgetown U.

  8. Writing to be Read

  9. Peer Reviewed paper on Flapjack--(example)

  10. Peer Reviewed paper on Squawdress-(example)


III. Basic Reasoning and Argument

  1. Deductive, Inductive and Abductive Reasoning

  2. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

  3. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

  4. Notes on Reasoning

  5. Notes on Persuasion

  6. Notes on Argument

IV. Sources and Citing

  1. How to Find Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles- YouTube

  2. askoxford.com | OED Search Dictionary

  3. Types of periodicals/articles-Peer Reviewed,etc.

  4. RefDesk

  5. Integrating evidence from sources

  6. Notes on Giving Credit within Writing

  7. Signal Phrase and Citing exercise

  8. Signal Phrase Handout

  9. Citing Guides--various disciplines

  10. Citation Machine | Bibme--citation maker | Citation Producer

  11. Writing the Annotated Bibliography

  12. Models of Annotated Bibliography

  13. Exerciseto avoid plaigarism 

  14. Google Scholar | Google Books-OP/free

V. Writing in Disciplines

  1. Documenting in common Disciplines

  2. The Scientific Paper | CSE source formatting

  3.  APA Research Guide

VI. For Titles and Epigraphs

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