Academic Writing. Advanced English
- The aim of the course is to help you develop the skills necessary to understand, break down, and critique someone else’s argument while also helping you develop a process for constructing and presenting your own ideas in a persuasive form.
- Upon completion of this course, students should have progressed in their ability to analyze the arguments of others with reference to basic rhetorical principles, such as logos, ethos, and pathos, argument types, and rhetorical fallacies.• Deliver an argument-driven presentation in English
- Formulate an interesting research question Locate, evaluate, and cite sources in the scholarly, journalistic, and popular domains
- Write in common academic genres such as the proposal and the literature review Write well-organized, argument-driven papers that demonstrate awareness of exigency and audience and deploy appropriate modes of persuasion Identify and correct common grammar and vocabulary mistakes in English Revise in response to feedback from peer readers as well as the instructor Participate in oral discussion and debate in English, though, it should be stressed, this is not predominantly a speaking course
- Finding and Understanding ArgumentsIntroduction; What is an Argument? Argument and Communication Finding and Evaluating Sources Introductions and Conclusions
- Analyzing ArgumentsBreaking Down an Argument Rhetorical Analysis: Arguments and Audience Short Analysis I Analyzing a Creative Work Common Grammatical Errors and How to Fix Them Punctuation Rules in English
- Making ArgumentsDebate Wrap-Up Discussion Final Presentations
- Journal Entries
- Peer Review Participation
- Short Assignments (research summaries and short analysis papers)
- Major Essay 1.1Major Essay 1 is given an “advisory” grade that does not actually count toward the final grade. It just tells you what you would have gotten so that you are well-informed going into the revision. Major Essays 2.1 and 3.1 count toward the final grade.
- Major Essay 1.2All assignments are due at 20:00 on the date listed on the schedule. Every student is allowed one 48-hour extension without penalty. This extension must be requested by email (as conversations in the chaos before and after class are easily forgotten) prior to the deadline. Only the following assignments are eligible for this extension: Research Summary 1 Research Summary 2 Research Summary 3 Short Analysis 1 Short Analysis 2 Major Essay 1.2 Major Essay 2.2 Major Essay 3.2 Ineligible assignments will receive a zero (with no feedback) if not submitted by the time the instructor downloads papers from my.nes.ru at 20:00.
- Major Essay 2.1
- Major Essay 2.2
- Major Essay 3.1
- Major Essay 3.2 –
- Final Presentation
- Interim assessment (2 module)0.05 * Final Presentation + 0.05 * Journal Entries + 0.15 * Major Essay 1.2 + 0.1 * Major Essay 2.1 + 0.15 * Major Essay 2.2 + 0.1 * Major Essay 3.1 + 0.15 * Major Essay 3.2 – + 0.05 * Peer Review Participation + 0.2 * Short Assignments (research summaries and short analysis papers)
- Bailey, S. (2015). Academic Writing : A Handbook for International Students (Vol. Fourth edition). Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=862062
- Mathilde Janier, & Patrick Saint-Dizier. (2019). Argument Mining : Linguistic Foundations. [N.p.]: Wiley-ISTE. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2274843
- Richard Feldman. (2013). Reason and Argument: Pearson New International Edition. Harlow, United Kingdom: Pearson. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1418757
- Witzlack-Makarevich, A., & Bickel, B. (2019). Argument Selectors : A New Perspective on Grammatical Relations. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2029881