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ENC2300

Advanced Composition and Communication

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Put on Your Thinking Hats: Introduction

Research and

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ENC2300 addresses techniques of critical thinking, persuasion, and argumentation. Students will refine their composition skills and develop their oral communication skills by examining and discussing a range of issues. 

 

Three credits.

   

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    COURSE GOALS
   

 

  • The student will employ critical thinking skills in reading, writing, and oral communication.

  • The student will compose analytical and persuasive essays in response to assigned readings.

  • The student will demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication.

How to Create an Argument- Counterargument

 

Lecture Notes

 

Research Paper Topics

 

Academic Language

 

Debate Topics

Debate Schedule

 

  POLICIES

Writing Center

 

 

 

Attendance:

Attendance is mandatory, and I will take roll each class meeting. Some absences are allowed without penalty, according to the following schedule:

 

 

Unexcused Absences Allowed

Penalty for each additional absence

TR  Classes

1

15 points

 

Assignment Due Dates : All assignments (formal papers, in-class reading responses, quizzes/ exercises/ activities and the research project assignments must be submitted on the due date.  Late assignments will be accepted after the due date with a grade penalty:

 

Assignment

Penalty

Paper Assignments

10 pts

Discussion Forums

  5 pts  

Quizzes

  1 pt

Oral Presentation and Debate

  5 pts

Evaluations

  5 pts  

Activities

  5 pts  

 

Plagiarism:

 

Academic dishonesty is defined as an action inconsistent with the ethical standards of Miami-Dade College and includes:  Plagiarizing or the submission of others' ideas or papers (whether purchased, borrowed, or otherwise obtained) as one's own; and Submitting, if contrary to the rules of a course, work previously presented in another course.

In this course, I will take the following possible action for such academic dishonesty:

 

A change of grade on the assignment or grade of zero on the assignment

    or

A lower grade or a grade of F for the course

 

All formal essay assignments for this course must be submitted to Turnitin.com*, “an online resource for educators and students concerned with developing quality writing and research skills.” Papers not submitted will not be accepted or graded.

 

Revising Essays: Revising out-of-class essays after a grade has been assigned is allowed. If you wish to revise an out-of-class essay, you may, but understand that your revised grade will depend totally on the degree of improvement demonstrated in your new draft.  Revised papers must be submitted within one week after they are returned to you. See Revisions.

 

Speaker/ Evaluator List

 

Course Lectures

 

Resources

 

The Art of Rhetoric: Learning How to Use the Three Main Rhetorical Styles

 

 

Questioning Assumptions (Learning Object)

Communications Model

Issues and Controversies Database

Opposing Viewpoints Database

Opposing Viewpoints Book Series

Topics and Readings

Topic Statements with Affirmative and Negative

Textbook Readings on Topics

Debate Evaluation Form

  COURSE TEXTBOOKS

Oral Presentation

Evaluation Form

 

 

From Critical Thinking to Argument: A Portable Guide, Second Edition, Barnet and     

Bedau ISBN: 0-312-45988-2

 

Contemporary & Classic Arguments: A Portable Anthology, Barnet and Bedau 

ISBN 0–312–41275–4

 

     GRADES

Debate  Affirmative Notes

Debate Negative Notes

Debate  Affirmative Notes Form

Debate Negative Notes Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assignment

#

Points

Percent of total grade

Papers

5

500

30

1

Analysis of Argument

50

 

 

 

2

Background/ Summary

100

 

 

 

3

Proposal

50

 

 

 

4

Research

250

 

 

 

5

Notes/Outline

50

 

 

 

Discussion  Forums

5

125

8

Activities

20

500

30

Selections

3

15

2

Oral Presentations

2

180

15

Evaluations

2

50

5

Quizzes

16

130

10

Total

 

1500

100

 

     

Final Grades for the course will be awarded according to the following point conversion:

 

 

Letter Grade

Points

Percent

A

B

C

D

F

540-600

480-539

420-479

360-419

below 360

90-100

80-89

70-79

60-69

below 60  

 

 


Extra Credit:

 

You may earn up to 50 extra credit points maximum on the following:

  • Completing additional reading responses

 

     
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