WR60 Rhetoric/Critical Thinking CRN15309
 RTEC 135 5:45-7:05pm
(Alice) Jane Thielsen M.A.I.S.
 Assignments | Syllabus

Office Hours:
Redmond RTEC 135 5:00-5:30pm
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  1. MLA class template

  2. Dictionary/Thesaurus/Encyclopedia

  3. Online Writing Lab.= OWLwritingguide/handbook

  4. Writing Commons Open Text

  5. Topic Exploration Form | Brainstorming

  6. Two-Part Response   

  7. 2-part response MLA template

  8. Basic Essay and Position Paper Guide

  9. Glossary form

  10. COCC Barber Library online student resources

  11. COCC library citing guide|  KnightCite |Citation Producer | Citation Machine | Bibme

III. GENERAL NOTES and supports

  1. Notes on Giving Credit

  2. Notes on Narration

  3. Notes on Story

  4. Notes on Expository

  5. Notes on Definition

  6. Notes on Description

  7. Notes on Analysis Essay

  8. Notes on Persuasive Writing

  9. Notes on Persuasion/Reasoning

  10. Notes on Argument

  11. Notes on Full Circle Writing


  1. Research COCC Library

  2. COCC Library Citing Guides

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

  4. ID of Credible Sources-OWL 

  5. KnightCite | Citation Producer | Bibme | Citation Machine | easybib

  6. Signal Phrases1 | Signal Phrases 2

  7. Exercise to avoid plagiarism 

  8. MLA Tutorial animation

  9. Google Scholar  

  10. Online Etymology Dictionary

  11. Wikipedia for general information only

  12. Top Documentaries  

  13. Google list of sites for "Sayings"- title ideas


  1.  Online Writing Lab.= OWL-

  2. Basic Sentence Review  -- You Tubes

  3. Harvard College Writing Center links

  4. UNC Writing handouts

  5. Sentences: Building Complete Thoughts

  6. More on Sentence Basics

  7. Sentence Faults and Fixing Them

  8. English Verb Tenses Table-handout

  9. Capital C.C. grammar and exercises

  10. Capital C.C. on the verb "to be"

  11. CCC Contents for grammar

  12. Sentence Error Signals

  13. Sentence Diagramming-| workbook on diagramming

  14. OWL on Verbals

  15. Verbals: Gerunds| "ing" words as sentence subjects--Running is hard.

  16. GRAMMAR BYTES--interactive Practice

  17. On Rhetoric

Thematic Focus: The Personal is Universal: Know Thyself
 Notes for This Focus   
  1. Goldberg--Listening-essay

  2. Harden--My Old Man & Hamill--2 short essays

  3. Ortiz-Cofer-- Rooms- excerpt

  4. Linda Barry--Sanctuary of School School--essay

  5. Hughes--Salvation essay

  6. Wm. Kittredge--excerpt: WWII--essay

  7. Teresa Jordan--excerpt: the bull--essay

  8. Educated  -- Westover - excerpt

  9.    More Resouces for Human Experience

Introduction to the Oregon Trail

National Park Service on OT

Oregon Pioneers

OT Map 1843

AV of OT

AV excerpts of OT Diaries 

Oregon Historical quarterly 1901with NY Tribune re-prints of mid-1800s Oregon

The Oregon Trail--Parkman (whole book)


Historical Information on Indians Tribes in Oregon

Oregon Encyclopedia re: Indians in Oregon

NW Indian fisheries

Modoc/Klamath and links to NW tribes

AV--Wisdom of the Elders

AV-- WisdomKeepers

The Lushootseed Peoples of Puget Sound Country stories/traditions

Issues in Oregon lifestyle--OSU

Wild Horses in Oregon/BLM | General info. on Wild Horses in Oregon | Natives or Not...

Range management issues

Missoula Floods Nova| NatGeo | Comet Caused?

The Land We See

USGS on Oregon Volcanos

Current Cascade Earth Changes

Possible topics 4--
General History/Multi-cultural Issues

Oregon Encyclopedia Project

Peoples of Oregon & Racism

The Klan in Oregon

Oregon Blue Book Multi-cultural History

All materials developed by Jane Thielsen copyright 2023: other materials available under Fair Use guidelines for students in this course only: all rights reserved