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ENG 102: English Composition 2

Course Description

This writing course will continue the development of essential skills learned in ENG 101. Students will also learn and practice the various techniques of argumentation/persuasion, working on their own and working with a peer partner. Emphasis in this course is on longer and more substantive essays as well as a research paper.

Prerequisite

  • ENG 101: English Composition 1

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a growing understanding of voice, style, and strengths.
  2. Use structural conventions such as organization, formatting, paragraphing, and tone.
  3. Demonstrate control of such surface features as syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  4. Reflect a recursive composing process across multiple drafts.
  5. Illustrate multiple strategies of invention, drafting, and revision.
  6. Show evidence of development through peer review and collaboration.
  7. Provide an understanding of knowledge as existing within a broader context, including the purpose(s) and audience(s) for which a text may have been constructed.
  8. Focus on a clear and consistent purpose.
  9. Analyze and respond to the needs of different audiences.
  10. Employ a tone consistent with purpose and audience.
  11. Choose evidence and detail consistent with purpose and audience.
  12. Support claims with credible evidence.
  13. Define the purpose and structure of persuasive writing.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

Assignments

Weight

Discussions (Weeks 1-8)

30%

Essay 1 (Week 3)

20%

Essay 2 (Week 6)

20%

Essay 3 (Week 8)

30%

Total

100%

Required Textbook

  • This course uses Open Educational Resources (OER). OER are openly licensed, educational resources that can be used for teaching, learning and research. OER may consist of a variety of resources such as textbooks, videos and software that are no cost for students.

Course Schedule

Week

SLOs

Readings and Activites

Assignments

1

1

Topics: Writer’s Autobiography and Student Introduction

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 10.9 from Writing for Success
  • Video:
    • "How to Write an Argument Essay" - Shmoop
    • "Creating a Good Thesis!" - Robert Tindall
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Read the Lecture material
  • Watch the assigned video

2

4,6

Topic: Introduction to Persuasive Writing

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 10.9 from Writing for Success
    • Chapter 15.10 from Writing for Success
  • Video:
    • "Creating a Good Thesis!" - Robert Tindall
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Read the Lecture material
  • Watch the assigned video
  • Submit Essay 1 draft

3

5,6,7

Topics: Narrowing your Topic and Peer Review

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 6.1 from Writing for Success
    • Chapter 8.4 from Writing for Success
  • Video:
    • "Introduction to Ethos, Pathos, and Logos" - Tamu Writing Center
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Read the Lecture material
  • Watch the assigned video
  • Submit the Final Draft of Essay 1

4

11,12

Topics: Plagiarism and Critical Thinking

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 11.3 from Writing for Success
    • Chapter 11.4 from Writing for Success
    • Chapter 11.5 from Writing for Success
  • Video:
    • "How to Write a Counterargument" - mistersato411
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Read the Lecture material
  • Watch the assigned video

5

11,12

Topics: Scholarly Article and Starting Essay 2

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 11.1 from Writing for Success
    • Chapter 13.1 from Writing for Success
    • Chapter 13.2 from Writing for Success
    • Chapter 13.3 from Writing for Success
    • Chapter 13.4 from Writing for Success
  • Video:
    • "SMART: Evaluating Sources" - iLearning Sources
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Read the Lecture material
  • Watch the assigned video
  • Submit Essay 2 draft

6

13

Topics: Thesis Statement and Peer Review

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 13 (all) from Writing for Success
  • Video:
    • "Understanding Plagiarism" - George Mason University
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Read the Lecture material
  • Watch the assigned video
  • Submit the Final Draft of Essay 2

7

7,13

Topics: Media and Persuasion

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 12.1 from Writing for Success
    • Chapter 12.2 from Writing for Success
    • Chapter 6.2 from Writing for Success
    • Chapter 9.3 from Writing for Success
    • Chapter 9.4 from Writing for Success
  • Video:
    • "What's New in MLA style, 8th edition" - OWL Purdue
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Read the Lecture material
  • Watch the assigned video
  • Submit Essay 3 draft

8

1,2,3,8,9,10

Topics: Editing and Peer Review

  • Readings:
    • No reading assignments this week.
  • Video:
    • "What Not to do in a Conclusion" - Shmoop
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Read the Lecture material
  • Watch the assigned video
  • Submit the Final Draft of Essay 3
  • Complete Course Evaluation

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