ENGL 255 - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking


Instructor Information
Teri Tosspon
Apr-Jul 2011
Email: ttosspon@gmail.com
Class website: http://ttosspon.wikispaces.com/English255
Personal Phone: (949) 682-8374
Office hours: Wed AM/Thur/Fri afternoons and by appointment


Grading

Exams 25%
Projects and Assignments 65%
Participation 10%

Course at a Glance


Homework (due the following meeting)

Mtg 1
4/19
Course Overview
Introducing Argument




Diagonostic Readings:
“Why I want A Wife” by Judy Syfers
(http://www.cwluherstory.org/why-i-want-a-wife.html) or
“What is Poverty” by Jo Goodwin Parker (http://more.headroyce.org/research/writing/definition/poverty.html)

· Everything’s an Argument With Readings (EAWR), Chpt 1
· EAWR Chpts 2 and 3
· Introduction and Chpt 1 of Fast Food Nation (FFN)
· Reading Journal 1
Mtg 2
4/26
Pathos
Ethos

· EAWR, Chpt 4
Reading Journal 2
· FFN, Chpt 2
Mtg 3
05/03
Arguments based on Facts and Reason--Logos


· EAWR, Chpt 5
Reading Journal 3
· Prepare outline and draft for Essay #1 Assignment.
· FFN, Chpt 3

Mtg 4
05/10
Thinking Rhetorically




· EAWR, Chpt 6
Reading Journal 4
· FFN, Chpt 4
· Essay #1 due
Mtg 5
05/17
Structuring Arguments




· EAWR, Chpts 7 and 8
Write Reading Journal 5
· FFN, Chpt 5

Prepare outline and draft for Essay #2
Mtg 6
05/24
Arguments of Fact/ Definition






· EAWR, Chpt 10
Reading Journal 6
· FFN, Chpt 6
· Prepare outline and draft for Essay #2
Mtg 7
5/31
Causal arguments

· EAWR, Chpt 13 -
Reading Journal 7
· Essay #2 Assignment due
· Work on Essay #3· FFN, Chpt 7

Mtg 8
06/07
Humor in Arguments




· EAWR, Chpt 14 and Chpt 16
Reading Journal 8
· FFN, Chpts 8 and 9
· Prepare outline and draft for Essay #3
Mtg 9
06/14
Visual arguments
Evidence


· EAWR, Chpt 17
FFN, Chpt 10 and Epilogue
· Essay #3 Assignment due
· Begin work on Final Benchmark Assignment

Mtg 10
06/21
Fallacies of Argument



· Final Benchmark Draft Due
· Prepare for Final
Mtg 11
6/28
Class 11 is on June 28, 2011 and is dedicated to our final.
Final Benchmark assignment corrections are due.

Resources


Heald Email http://webmail.heald.edu
Heald CARES assistance program http://healdcares.com

Bibliography/Works Cited: http://www.easybib.com/



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