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Englsh 1000 - Exposition and Argumentation

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A Sense of Community Exposition and Argumentation English 1000 64 Fall 2014 Middlebush 206 MWF 10 10 50 INSTRUCTOR Bethany Petrik OFFICE 325 Tate OFFICE HOURS 1 30 3 on M F and by appt EMAIL PetrikB missouri edu TEXTS AND MATERIALS Rammage Bean and Johnson The Allyn Bacon Guide to Writing 6th Edition Copies of additional readings available on the web or as handouts Folder USB drive to hold all work for the class save everything COURSE DESCRIPTION English 1000 provides students with the rhetorical foundations that prepare them for the demands of academic writing especially the kinds of assignments encountered in writing intensive classes In general you ll be working with sources of various kinds to make claims about issues that are up for debate and to design documents that will appeal to readers You ll also practice different ways of approaching writing assignments including ways of gathering sources taking notes and finding patterns and producing documents that meet different goals This course will also teach students to develop rhetorical sensitivity by responding to the writing of others and by using the suggestions of their teacher and their peers to improve their own writing In our readings and research this class will focus on the concept of community specifically the sense of unity that community affords our daily life our larger knowledge of the world and how we relate to others Each student will choose a community that interests them whether they are a part of it or not We ll take time as a class to identify the ways in which we are impressed or affected by communities and how we take away new insight or ideas We ll also build upon our initial reaction by doing research 2 on certain areas or questions that are related which we ll then use to shape arguments in our later formal research assignments READING ASSIGNMENTS You will have two kinds of reading assignments in this course instructional reading assignments from the textbook and more analytical reading



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