PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE

EGL 110 Spring 2000 Syllabus Roberta Boss, PhD

Text: Ramage & Bean. Writing Arguments, 4th ed.



Wk Day Topic Assignment JANUARY

1 Mon 24 Opinion Formation Read Ch.1

Wed 26 Looking for a fight? Topic Begin journal items

Fri 28 to Issue/Uses of Argument List situat./venues Case Study: "ASL"argument Ex.A: Outlines 10-11



2 Mon 31 Summary-Paraphrase-Plagiarize List claims/reasons

FEB Wed 2 Rewrite "Petition" Ch 7 tips Ex.B:"Petition"19-22

Fri 4 Essay #1: AUDIENCE ACCOMMOD. 1-sent/1-par summary



3 Mon 7 #1 "Petition" due w. summar. Ex.C: Summary "Rich"

Wed 9 Doubt/Belief game--pro & con 481-497 Use p.48 qu.

Fri 11 Essay #2: OPPOSING ARGUMENTS Assign p.76 Option 3



4 Mon 14 In-class Expressive Writing Ex.D/E: Idea map p.59 Wed 16 Exploring Issues/Strategies Freewrite pro/con par.

Fri 18 Claim w. "because" clauses Topic p.57/ Do 196-97

Mon Feb 21 College Closed PRESIDENTS' DAY

5 Wed 23 #2 "Rich & Poor" due Mag.article p.139-40

Fri 25 Essay #3: USING STATISTICS Option 2: Outline

6 Mon 28 Secondary research: types of Prepare article

MAR Wed 1 evidence/"translating" for with notes/bibliog.

Fri 3 non-technical audience: Logos outline



7 Mon 6 #3: "Diet" due Ex. F: 2 worksheets

Wed 8 Rhetorical Situation TRACE on writer's exigence

Fri 10 Essay #4: TOULMIN ANALYSIS "Wife"



8 Mon 13 Claim/Grounds/Warrant Prepare analysis

Wed 15 Backing/Qualifier/Rebuttal Toulmin & Rhetorical

Fri 17 Irony & Satire

9 Mon 20 #4 "Wife" due/Logical Fallacies Ex.G: Do Fallacies

Wed 22 The Ad Game: Claim/Fact worksheet/See App.A

Fri 24 Fri: Fallacies Quiz Find fall.in 3 mag ads



10 Mon 27 Audience: Ethos & Pathos Study Classical Debate

Wed 29 Emotive Language: Connotation p.65 contrast w. Rog.

Fri 31 Essay #5: ROGERIAN ARGUMENT Issue from anthology

APR

11 Mon 3 Types of Claims: Evaluation Study letter p.185-6

Wed 5 & Ethical--Right & Wrong Assign p.188-Opt.2

Fri 7 Criteria/Weighting/Belief Sys. 4 section paper



12 Mon 10 Definition & Resemblance Ex. H: Extended Defin

Wed 12 Characteristics & Match Role Model

SPRING BREAK April 13-23 Happy vacation! College Closed



13 Mon 24 Causal Chain: Skepticism of Ex.I: Outline 5 essays APR Wed 26 Hume "necessary connection" Censorship p.519-29 Fri 28 In-class: Letter to Editor on Internet Censorship

MAY

14 Mon 1 #5 Rogerian argument due Study types of claims,

Wed 3 Makeup work: Ex. A-I rhetorical terms

Fri 5 Missed in-class work Ch. 1-15 & App. 1



15 Mon 8 LAST DAY OF CLASSES Final Review

Final Exam Week May 10-16 Class meets once TBA--It's over!

F FINAL GRADE CALCULATIONS



Essay #1: Audience Accommodation.......................10%

Essay #2: Evaluating Opposing Arguments...............15%

Essay #3: Magazine Article Using Research Statistics...10%

Essay #4: Toulmin Analysis.............................15%

Essay #5: Rogerian Argument............................15%

In-Class Assignments: Expressive Writing............05%

Fallacies Quiz................05%

Letter to Editor..............10%

Homework Exercises A-I..............................10%

Final Short-Answer Exam on Terms.......................10%

Attendance & Class Participation.......................05%

TOTAL 100%



*Note: Written work is marked individually according to quality standards on a 12-point scale (see Policies), final grades are calculated on a curve. The highest averages will receive es





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