EH 1020 English Composition II

EH 1020 English Composition II
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Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Implement ideas of the writing situation, genre, and audience learned in English Composition I.
  2. Develop an academically valid research topic.
  3. Identify parts of an argument through persuasive writing.
  4. Conduct research resulting in an annotated bibliography.
  5. Produce an argumentative research paper.
  6. Utilize the accepted APA style and conventions.

Unit I journal

You now know that you will be engaged in a research project for the rest of this course. Your investment in the outcome of the project often has a good deal of reliance upon the topic about which you choose to write. The more interest you have in your topic, the more you will be driven to learn more about it and to write about it so you want to choose a topic that will hold your interest as you learn about the process of writing a research paper.

Use some of the following questions to help shape a reflection upon the topic you are considering for your research paper.

Think about some of your favorite subjects. What interests you the most? What ideas do you have about a topic? You may want to mention and then briefly explain three ideas that you have, pointing out the topic idea that is most appealing to you.

What thoughts do you have about the topic right now (prior to researching it)? What do you expect to find when you research the topic? What do you hope to learn about? What are some of your assumptions right now?

Your response should be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

Unit II Journal

 

You are now engaged in a research project! This can be a very exciting and intimidating process, but you have a great support network to help you.

Take just a moment to think about something you have researched in the past, and describe what that experience was like. What did you research? What were your reasons for researching it? What did you find out about the topic and about yourself? Did you find yourself seeking out primary or secondary sources? What kinds of sources did you use? How did you choose your topic, and what was the result of your research?

Feel free to choose any experience. You do not have to limit yourself to an academic research topic. You might reflect upon research that you did for your job, or you might want to reflect upon a time that you researched a large purchase, such as a new computer or a car.

Your response should be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

Unit III Journal

 

You are articulating your project for the first time in this unit. What do you think about the process of creating a project so far? Have you found it difficult or appropriately challenging? What are some of the things that you have learned so far—about the process and about yourself as a researcher?

If you could go back in time to a few weeks ago, what are some of the things you know today that you would tell yourself? In other words, what are some of the key lessons you have learned? Similarly, what have you learned in researching that has made your process easier?

Alternatively, you have been deeply situated in your research for the past few units. What have you learned about your topic that you did not know before? What do you find fascinating? What advice would you share with future students taking this course?

Your response should be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

Unit IV Journal

 

In this unit, we have discussed both the introduction and the literature review. Throughout the process of writing both of these sections, you have no doubt gained a better understanding of the controversy that you are exploring with your paper. You probably have a better sense of your argument and what you would like your points to be for your body paragraphs. Consider what you have experienced over the last few units. We are at the halfway point in the course, so think about how far you have come.

In this reflection, introduce your professor to your project. Speak about the pro and con sides of the controversy, and present your thesis statement. Then, consider some of the following questions as you reflect upon the road so far. If you want to, explain a little bit about your process. What have you experienced so far in writing your paper? Was it difficult or fairly easy to come up with your design? Do you feel confident about your progress so far? How do you feel about your thesis statement? What would you like to do in revisions? What step seems the most difficult or the easiest for you?

Your response should be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

Unit V Journal

 

In this unit, we have focused on revising and editing; understanding expectations; gaining perspective on your writing; ways to outline your paper; the importance of keeping the reader in mind; and how you can best read, process, and respond to feedback. Part of the revision process is sharing with others about what you have experienced. You never know what might help others in their process. Further, sometimes it can help you to better understand and reflect upon your process when you have the opportunity to write it down.

For this unit’s discussion, consider the process you have gone through as you revised your paper so far—the introduction and literature review. What have you found to be most helpful for you? What would you share with others about your process? What techniques, tips, and methods have you used to help the process go more smoothly for you? You can also describe methods that were not as helpful to you and what you would like to do in the future that you think might be better.

Keep in mind that the spirit of this writing is to think about ways that you and others might improve your writing process.

Your response should be at least 200 words and should follow APA format. No references or citations are necessary.

Unit VI Journal

 

In this unit, we discussed the creation of body paragraphs for your research paper. You should have a good idea of what your revised thesis statement will look like, the points that you want to include, and the evidence you will use to support those points.

Let’s take just a moment and think about the process so far. Feel free to use this writing as a reflection upon what you have experienced so far in the course.You might want to consider some of the questions below, but you are not required to answer them. Remember, as always, that this discussion should be a positive and constructive experience for you. The idea is that you reflect upon the process so that you understand it, understand yourself as a new student writer, and understand the challenges and successes you experience.

What do you think is your strongest point? What do you think is your weakest? Do you think the scope of your project is narrowed down efficiently? How are you feeling about the process? What do you think about the structure of the body paragraphs? Does the structure seem too restrictive or helpful and guiding?Looking back on some of the materials that you have read, can you see the structures that we have discussed in the course so far? Do you see differences between academic and public sources in terms of how the paragraphs are constructed?

Your response should be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

 

Unit VII Journal

 

In this unit, we have taken a closer look at writing as a craft. We have revisited the writing process and methods for invention, we have examined informal logical fallacies, and we have discussed paragraph cohesion.

For this writing, think about your past experiences with writing (which may include the experiences you have had in this course). What advice about writing did you find most helpful? Why? Please explain the context that led to this advice. You may also tell more than one story about your writing experiences.

The objective of your discussion is to consider the advice of other writers and how we can always improve our writing by listening to others. Further, you are sharing that advice with your reader by reflecting upon the experience.

Remember, as always, that this writing should be a positive and constructive experience. The idea is that you reflect upon the process so that you understand it, understand yourself as a new student writer, and understand the challenges and successes you experience.

Your response should be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

 

Unit VIII Journal

Writing a research paper is a great undertaking, and now you are at the end of the process. No doubt, you feel emboldened by your accomplishment.

As we have done throughout this course, you will be asked to reflect one last time. What did you find to be the most challenging about the process of writing this research paper? What did you find to be the easiest? What did you learn about writing in general throughout this course? What did you learn about yourself as a writer? What would you like to share in the way of advice for other students who take this course after you? Discuss how the concepts in this course can be applied to real-world situations and increase your chances of career or life success.

Your response should be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

 

 

 

Unit Assignments

 

Unit II Annotated Bibliography

 

Follow the directions below for the completion of the Annotated Bibliography assignment for Unit II. If you have questions, please email your professor for assistance.

 

Purpose: The purpose of the annotated bibliography is to summarize the sources that you have gathered to support your research proposal project. These summaries help you to think about the complex arguments presented in your sources.

 

Description: In this assignment, you will create an annotated bibliography consisting of seven sources. Each entry will consist of a reference list citation, a summary of the source’s information, and a one-sentence assessment. Each annotation should be between 150 to 200 words. If an entry is shorter than 150 words, it is likely you have not fully developed your summary, and this lack of development can severely impact your grade for this assignment.

 

Example: Click here to access the annotated bibliography example.

 

As always, you may also seek out the guidance of the Writing Center; the Writing specialists are always there to assist you with your writing, comprehension, and APA formatting. You may submit writing assignments to the Writing Center by using a “Writing Center Request form” located in the myCSU Student Portal. To submit a Writing Center Request, log in to the myCSU Student Portal, click on University Forms in the top right menu. Then click on Courses. Towards the bottom of the list, you will find the Writing Center Request. You can fill out this form and attach your paper for assistance. Be advised that Writing Specialist require up to two business days to return requests. If you have questions concerning APA style or your writing assignment, you can contact the Writing Center at teamsucceed@columbiasouthern.edu or by phone at ext. 6538.

 

Information about accessing the grading rubric for this assignment is provided below.

 

Unit III Research Proposal

 

Follow the directions below for the completion of the Research Proposal assignment for Unit III. If you have questions, please email your professor for assistance.

 

Purpose: The purpose of the research proposal is to help you to understand your project, to gain direction and feedback on your project, and to establish a blueprint for your project.

 

Description: In this assignment, you will create a research proposal consisting of three sections: o Section 1: What is the topic? (100-150 words)

 

o Section 2: What is the controversy? Include paragraphs that detail both sides of the controversy. (300-400 words)

 

o Section 3: Your tentative thesis statement (one to two sentences) Click here to access the research proposal example.

 

All sources must be documented via APA citations and references. You may also seek out the guidance of the Success Center; the specialists are always there to assist you with your writing and comprehension.

 

 

 

 

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Information about accessing the grading rubric for this assignment is provided below.

 

Unit IV Literature Review

 

Draft of Introduction and Literature Review

 

Follow the directions below for the completion of the introduction and literature review draft assignment for Unit IV. If you have questions, please email your professor for assistance.

 

Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to begin drafting your academic argumentative research paper.

 

Description: In this assignment, you will first write your literature review; then, you will write your introduction. Please see “Lesson 4: The Introduction” for details on why it is suggested that you begin the drafting process with the literature review instead of the introduction. The following details are requirements of the assignment:

 

Introduction (9-12 well-developed sentences/approximately 350 words): For more details about what is expected for each of the following sentences, please see “Lesson 4: The Introduction.” You may also want to review the “Example Introduction and Literature Review (with comments).” The following components must be included in the introduction (in the following order).

 

o  Sentence 1: Introduce the general topic

o  Sentence 2: Pro side (general)

o  Sentence 3: Con side (general)

o  Sentence 4: Narrow the scope (1)

o  Sentence 5: Examples of the narrowed topic

o  Sentence 6: Narrow the scope (2)

o  Sentence 7: Specific controversy

o  Sentence 8: Pro side (specific)

o  Sentence 9: Con side (specific)

o  Sentence 10: The thesis

Literature Review (800-900 words): For details about the structure of the literature review, you will want to review

 

“Lesson 3: The Literature Review: The Process.” You may also want to review the “Example Introduction and Literature Review (with comments).” The link is below.

 

o Literature review preface: This paragraph acts as a guide to what the reader can expect in the literature review.

 

o Literature review body: This section includes three to four body paragraphs that discuss the history, terminology, and both sides of the controversy (pro and con).

 

o Literature review conclusion: The conclusion signals that the literature review is ending, but it also acts as a kind of preface for the body of the paper by restating the thesis statement and establishing your argument once again.

Demonstrate how to summarize and paraphrase source materials.

 

Demonstrate the avoidance of plagiarism through proper use of APA citations and references for all paraphrased and quoted material.

 

Example: Click here to access the example introduction and literature review. Note: The conclusion is not presented in this example; however, the literature review conclusion is a requirement of the assignment.

 

You may also seek out the guidance of the Success Center; the specialists are always there to assist you with your writing and comprehension.

 

Information about accessing the grading rubric for this assignment is provided below.

 

Unit V Assignment

 

Revision of Literature Review and Introduction

 

Follow the directions below for the completion of the introduction and literature review revision assignment for Unit V. If you have questions, please email your professor for assistance.

 

Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to revise the introduction and literature review of your academic argumentative research paper, which you created a draft of in Unit IV.

 

 

 

 

 

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Description: In this assignment, you will revise the introduction and literature review that you wrote for the Unit IV assignment. Revisions must be substantive and should be made in accordance with the professor’s instructions. The following parts of the assignment must be revised:

 

Introduction (9-12 well-developed sentences/approximately 350 words): For more details about what is expected for each of the following sentences, please see “Lesson 4: The Introduction.” You may also want to review the “Example Introduction and Literature Review (with comments).” The following components must be included in the introduction (in the following order).

 

o  Sentence 1: Introduce the general topic

o  Sentence 2: Pro side (general)

o  Sentence 3: Con side (general)

o  Sentence 4: Narrow the scope (1)

o  Sentence 5: Examples of the narrowed topic

o  Sentence 6: Narrow the scope (2)

o  Sentence 7: Specific controversy

o  Sentence 8: Pro side (specific)

o  Sentence 9: Con side (specific)

o  Sentence 10: The thesis

Literature Review (800-900 words): For details about the structure of the literature review, you will want to review

 

“Lesson 3: The Literature Review: The Process.” You may also want to review the “Example Introduction and Literature Review (with comments).” The link is below.

 

o Literature review preface: This paragraph acts as a guide to what the reader can expect in the literature review.

 

o Literature review body: This section includes three to four body paragraphs that discuss the history, terminology, and both sides of the controversy (pro and con).

 

o Literature review conclusion: The conclusion signals that the literature review is ending, but it also acts as a kind of preface for the body of the paper by restating the thesis statement and establishing your argument once again.

 

Demonstrate the avoidance of plagiarism through proper use of APA citations and references for all paraphrased and quoted material.

 

Implement techniques of editing and revising.

 

Example: Click here to access the example introduction and literature review. Note: The conclusion is not presented in this example; however, the literature review conclusion is a requirement of the assignment.

 

You may also seek out the guidance of the Success Center; the specialists are always there to assist you with your writing and comprehension.

 

Information about accessing the grading rubric for this assignment is provided below.

 

Unit VI Assignment

 

Body of Research Paper

 

Follow the directions below for the completion of the body paragraphs draft assignment for Unit VI. If you have questions, please email your professor for assistance.

 

Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to continue drafting your academic argumentative research paper.

 

Description: In this assignment, you will write three to four body paragraphs according to the form that is explained in

 

“Lesson 3: The Body Paragraphs.” The following requirements must be included in the assignment:

 

Body Paragraphs: You will construct three to four paragraphs comprised of five to seven sentences each. Each paragraph should be between 150-200 words. At a minimum, this portion of the paper should be around 450-600 words (for three to four paragraphs); a body section of this length will meet the minimum requirements of the assignment. The following components must be included in each body paragraph (in the following order).

 

o  Sentence 1: Point/reason sentence: This topic sentence will contain one of your reasons.

 

o Sentence 2: Explanation: In this sentence, you provide information that further develops or explains Sentence 1.

 

o Sentence 3: Illustration: This sentence introduces evidence that supports the reason that is presented in Sentence 1.

 

 

 

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  • Sentence 4: Explanation of the illustration: Because the evidence does not necessarily stand on its own, you need to provide explanation so that the reader will understand how you interpreted the evidence to come to your reason.
  • Sentences 5-6: Second illustration and explanation (optional): You may choose to include a second piece of

 

evidence that is then followed by an explanation.

 

  • Last Sentence: Transition: In this sentence, you will signal to the reader that you will be moving on to another point in the next paragraph. You do this to ease the movement from one point to another.

 

Be sure to include the introduction and literature review you have already created and revised.

 

Use APA conventions to cite and reference all sources used to support your argument.

 

Example: For an example of a body paragraph, please see the example in “Lesson 3: The Body Paragraphs.”

 

You may also seek out the guidance of the Success Center; the specialists are always there to assist you with your writing and comprehension.

 

Information about accessing the grading rubric for this assignment is provided below.

 

Unit VII Assignment

 

The Body Revision

 

Follow the directions below for the completion of the body paragraphs revision assignment for Unit VII. If you have questions, please email your professor for assistance.

 

Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to revise the body of your academic argumentative research paper, which you created a draft of in Unit VI.

 

Description: In this assignment, you will revise the three to four body paragraphs you wrote in Unit VI. The following requirements must be included in the assignment:

 

Body Paragraphs: You will revise the body section of your paper based on feedback received from your professor in Unit VI. Please review here the guidelines for the body section of your research paper: This section will include three to four paragraphs comprised of five to seven sentences each. Each paragraph should be between 150-200 words. At a minimum, this portion of the paper should be 450-600 words (for three to four paragraphs); a body section of this length will meet the minimum requirements of the assignment. Revisions must be substantive and should be made in accordance with the direction given by the professor’s feedback. The following components must be included in each body paragraph (in the following order).

 

o  Sentence 1: Point/reason sentence: This topic sentence will contain one of your reasons.

 

o Sentence 2: Explanation: In this sentence, you will provide information that further develops or explains Sentence 1.

 

o Sentence 3: Illustration: This sentence introduces evidence that supports the reason that is presented in Sentence 1.

 

o Sentence 4: Explanation of the illustration: Because the evidence does not necessarily stand on its own, you need to provide explanation so that the reader will understand how you interpreted the evidence to come to your reason.

 

o Sentences 5-6: Second illustration and explanation (optional): You may choose to include a second piece of evidence that is then followed by an explanation.

 

o Last Sentence: Transition: In this sentence, you will signal to the reader that you will be moving on to another point in the next paragraph. You do this to ease the movement from one point to another.

Be sure to include the introduction and literature review you have already created and revised.

 

Use APA conventions to cite and reference all sources used to support your argument.

 

Example: For an example of a body paragraph, please see the example in “Lesson 3: The Body Paragraphs.”

 

You may also seek out the guidance of the Success Center; the specialists are always there to assist you with your writing and comprehension.

 

Information about accessing the grading rubric for this assignment is provided below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Unit VIII Research Paper

 

Conclusion and Abstract

 

Follow the directions below for the completion of the conclusion and abstract assignment for Unit VIII. If you have questions, please email your professor for assistance.

 

Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to complete your academic argumentative research paper.

 

Description: In this assignment, you will first write your conclusion; then, you will write your abstract. The following components are requirements of the assignment:

 

Conclusion (150-200 words): o Revisit the controversy.

 

o Emphasize the seriousness of the controversy. o Answer the “So what?” question.

 

o Suggest a general solution (optional). o Call for awareness/action.

o  Leave the reader with a final thought.

 

Abstract (200 words or less): For this assignment, you may not exceed 200 words. o Restatement of the controversy (one to two sentences)

 

o  Your thesis (one sentence)

 

o Reasons (three to four sentences) o Conclusion sentence (one sentence)

 

Add the conclusion and abstract to the rest of your paper so that you are turning in a complete research paper. The paper should include all of the following components (in order):

 

o Title page o Abstract

o  Introduction

 

o Literature review o Body paragraphs o Conclusion

 

o  References page

 

You may also seek out the guidance of the Success Center; the specialists are always there to assist you with your writing and comprehension.

 

Information about accessing the grading rubric for this assignment is provided below.

 

 

APA Guidelines

 

The application of the APA writing style shall be practical, functional, and appropriate to each academic level, with the primary purpose being the documentation (citation) of sources. CSU requires that students use APA style for certain papers and projects. Students should always carefully read and follow assignment directions and review the associated grading rubric when available. Students can find CSU’s Citation Guide by clicking here. This document includes examples and sample papers and provides information on how to contact the CSU Success Center.

 

 

Grading Rubrics

 

This course utilizes analytic grading rubrics as tools for your professor in assigning grades for all learning activities. Each rubric serves as a guide that communicates the expectations of the learning activity and describes the criteria for each level of achievement. In addition, a rubric is a reference tool that lists evaluation criteria and can help you organize your efforts to meet the requirements of that learning activity. It is imperative for you to familiarize yourself with these rubrics because these are the primary tools your professor uses for assessing learning activities.

 

Rubric categories include: (1) Journal, (2) Assessment (Written Response), and (3) Assignment. However, it is possible that not all of the listed rubric types will be used in a single course (e.g., some courses may not have Assessments).

 

The Journal rubric can be found within Unit I’s Journal submission instructions.

 

The Assessment (Written Response) rubric can be found embedded in a link within the directions for each Unit Assessment. However, these rubrics will only be used when written-response questions appear within the Assessment.

 

Each Assignment type (e.g., article critique, case study, research paper) will have its own rubric. The Assignment rubrics are built into Blackboard, allowing students to review them prior to beginning the Assignment and again once the Assignment has been scored. This rubric can be accessed via the Assignment link located within the unit where it is to be submitted. Students may also access the rubric through the course menu by selecting “Tools” and then “My Grades.”

 

Again, it is vitally important for you to become familiar with these rubrics because their application to your Journals, Assessments, and Assignments is the method by which your instructor assigns all grades.

 

 

Communication Forums

 

These are non-graded discussion forums that allow you to communicate with your professor and other students. Participation in these discussion forums is encouraged, but not required. You can access these forums with the buttons in the Course Menu. Instructions for subscribing/unsubscribing to these forums are provided below.

 

Once you have completed Unit VIII, you MUST unsubscribe from the forum; otherwise, you will continue to receive e-mail updates from the forum. You will not be able to unsubscribe after your course end date.

 

Click here for instructions on how to subscribe/unsubscribe and post to the Communication Forums.

 

Ask the Professor

 

This communication forum provides you with an opportunity to ask your professor general or course content questions. Questions may focus on Blackboard locations of online course components, textbook or course content elaboration, additional guidance on assessment requirements, or general advice from other students.

 

Questions that are specific in nature, such as inquiries regarding assessment/assignment grades or personal accommodation requests, are NOT to be posted on this forum. If you have questions, comments, or concerns of a non-public nature, please feel free to email your professor. Responses to your post will be addressed or emailed by the professor within 48 hours.

 

Before posting, please ensure that you have read all relevant course documentation, including the syllabus, assessment/assignment instructions, faculty feedback, and other important information.

 

Student Break Room

 

This communication forum allows for casual conversation with your classmates. Communication on this forum should always maintain a standard of appropriateness and respect for your fellow classmates. This forum should NOT be used to share assessment answers.

 

 

Grading

 

Journals (8 @ 2%)=16%
Unit II Annotated Bibliography=12%
Unit III Research Proposal=10%
Unit IV Literature Review=15%
Unit V Assignment=10%
Unit VI Assignment=15%
Unit VII Assignment=10%
Unit VIII Research Paper=12%
Total= 100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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