Writing Question

Now that the course is over, what are your overall impressions or reactions to the course?

Discussion Forum Eight: Self Reflection / Assessment
Reflection Questions:
Now that the course is over, what are your overall impressions or reactions to the course? To what extent was your learning experience positive or negative?

What did you learn about writing from this course? About online education? About college courses overall?

How did you approach this course? Were your approaches successful? Why or why not?

What was the most important thing you learned about yourself in this course? What learning experiences will be most applicable to your life moving forward?

What connections can you make between your prior knowledge about writing and the knowledge you gained in this course?

What do you think you will do similarly in courses moving forward? What will you do differently or improve upon?

Your original post should be at least 250 words
Weekly Course Outline
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Topics

Weekly Course Outline

Objectives, Activities and Learner Interaction, Assessment and Measurement

*Hybrid courses indicate on-ground meeting dates

Week One

Choosing a Topic; Summarizing

WEEKLY OBJECTIVES

Document sources used according to acceptable MLA or APA format.

Avoid sentence structure errors, grammatical errors, and misspellings.

Apply the conventions of punctuation (including those needed for the research paper).

Use appropriate manuscript form.

Structure an argumentative essay using evidence and refuting the arguments of the opposition.

Use appropriate types of support and arrange these in their most logical position.

Locate appropriate source materials for the major report.

READING AND VIEWING ASSIGNMENTS

1.”Navigating Macomb Library Databases” (in Research, Grammar, and Formatting Resources)

2.”MLA-Style Essay Format Template” (in Research, Grammar, and Formatting Resources)

3.Research Is Me-Search: Authentic Connections

4.Choosing a Manageable Research Topic

5.How to Write a Summary

6.”Writing Summaries”

7.Finding Macomb Online Library Resources

8.MLA 8th Edition

9.Process of Research Writing, Introduction

10.Process of Research Writing, Ch. 2

11.Small Details: Referring to Authors

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

1.Self Introduction (ungraded)

2.Discussion Forum: Topic for Problem/Solution Research Paper

3.Summary/Response

4.Extra Credit Quiz: Syllabus and Referring to Authors

Week Two

Developing a Topic; Rhetorical Analysis

WEEKLY OBJECTIVES

Include in the body paragraphs only such development as is governed by the controlling idea or topic sentence.

Document sources used according to acceptable MLA or APA format.

Avoid sentence structure errors, grammatical errors, and misspellings.

Apply the conventions of punctuation (include those needed for the research paper).

Use appropriate manuscript form.

Include sufficient development of the subject so that targeted audiences can understand the report.

Use appropriate types of support and arrange theses in their most logical position.

Maintain a tone appropriate to the targeted audience.

READING AND VIEWING ASSIGNMENTS

1.”Backpacks vs. Briefcases: Steps toward Rhetorical Analyses”

2.Rhetorical Analysis Resources (“Ethos,” “Logos,” “Pathos,” “Kairos,” “Rhetorical Analysis”)

3.Rhetorical Strategies Presentation

4.Formatting Quotes

5.Introduction to Plagiarism

6.Process of Research Writing, Ch. 3

7.Process of Research Writing, Ch. 5

8.Small Details: Signal Phrases

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

  1. Discussion Forum: Rhetorical Analysis (Response to discussion question and one reply to someone else)
  2. Proposal
  3. Extra Credit Quiz: Signal Phrases

Week Three

Finding and Evaluating Online Sources

WEEKLY OBJECTIVES

Include in the body paragraphs only such development as is governed by the controlling idea or topic sentence.

Document sources used according to acceptable MLA or APA format.

Avoid sentence structure errors, grammatical errors, and misspellings

Apply the conventions of punctuation (include those needed for the research paper).

Use appropriate types of support and arrange theses in their most logical position.

Locate appropriate source materials for the major report.

Support main points with primary and secondary evidence or both.

READING AND VIEWING ASSIGNMENTS

1.”The Qualities of a Good Research Question”

2.”Assessing Source Credibility for Crafting a Well-Informed Argument”

3.”Georgetown University Library: Evaluating Internet Sources”

4.”Introduction to Primary Research: Observations, Surveys, and Interviews”

5.Process of Research Writing, Ch. 1

6.Small Details: Formatting Titles

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

  1. Discussion Forum: I-Search/Research Plan (Response to discussion question and one reply to someone else)
  2. Evaluation of Internet Sources
  3. Extra Credit Quiz: Formatting Titles

Week Four

Finding and Evaluating Database Sources

WEEKLY OBJECTIVES

Document sources used according to acceptable MLA or APA format.

Avoid sentence structure errors, grammatical errors, and misspellings.

Apply the conventions of punctuation (include those needed for the research paper).

Include sufficient development of the subject so that targeted audiences can understand the report.

Use appropriate types of support and arrange theses in their most logical position.

Locate appropriate source materials for the major report.

READING AND VIEWING ASSIGNMENTS

1.”Types of Sources for Research”

2.”Reading Games: Strategies for Reading Scholarly Sources”

3.Annotated Bibliography Resources (“Annotated Bibliographies” [UNC Writing Center], “Writing an Annotated Bibliography” [University of Toronto])

4.MLA In-Text Citations

5.MLA 8th Edition – For Review

6.Process of Research Writing, Ch. 6

7.Small Details: In-text Citations

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

  1. Discussion Forum: Research/Drafting Questions, Challenges, Problems (Response to discussion question and one reply to someone else)
  2. Annotated Bibliography
  3. Documentation and Plagiarism Quiz
  4. Extra Credit Quiz: In-text Citations

Week Five

Rhetorical Appeals

WEEKLY OBJECTIVES

Document sources used according to acceptable MLA or APA format.

Avoid sentence structure errors, grammatical errors, and misspellings.

Apply the conventions of punctuation (including those needed for the research paper).

Use appropriate manuscript form.

Include sufficient development of the subject so that targeted audiences can understand the report.

Use appropriate types of support and arrange these in their most logical position.

Maintain a tone appropriate to the targeted audience.

Locate appropriate source materials for the major report.

Support main points with primary and secondary evidence or both.

READING AND VIEWING ASSIGNMENTS

1.“Murder! (Rhetorically Speaking)”

2.“Constructing Scholarly Ethos in the Writing Classroom”

3.”Audience Analysis”

4.”What to Think about When Writing for a Particular Audience”

5.“Annoying Ways People Use Sources”

6.Process of Research Writing, Ch. 8

7.“On the Other Hand: The Role of Antithetical Writing in First Year Composition Courses”

8.Small Details: Person

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

  1. Discussion Forum: Audience Analysis (Response to discussion question and one reply to someone else)
  2. Counter Argument
  3. Extra Credit Quiz: Person

Week Six

Working with Opposing Views

WEEKLY OBJECTIVES

Divide the body of the report into logical sections.

Paragraph the report logically.

State the topic sentences of the body paragraphs precisely.

Include in the body paragraphs only such development as is governed by the controlling idea or topic sentence.

Avoid sentence structure errors, grammatical errors, usage errors, and misspellings.

Apply the conventions of punctuation (including those needed for the research paper).

Use appropriate manuscript form.

Structure an argumentative essay using evidence and refuting the arguments of the opposition.

Include sufficient development of the subject so that targeted audiences can understand the report.

Use appropriate types of support and arrange these in their most logical position.

Maintain a tone appropriate to the targeted audience.

Arrange main points effectively.

Support main points with primary and secondary evidence or both.

READING AND VIEWING ASSIGNMENTS

1.“Persuasion”

2.“Finding the Good Argument, Or Why Bother with Logic”

3.Problem/Solution Research Paper Student Sample #1

4.Problem/Solution Research Paper Student Sample #2

5.Process of Research Writing, Ch. 10

6.Small Details: Works Cited List

7.Sample Outline

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

  1. Discussion Forum: Proposal Review (Response to discussion question and one reply to someone else)
  2. Outline
  3. Extra Credit Quiz: Works Cited

Week Seven

Working with Visual Resources

WEEKLY OBJECTIVES

Include an introduction that directly states the purpose of the report.

Divide the body of the report into logical sections.

Paragraph the report logically.

State the topic sentences of the body paragraphs precisely.

Include in the body paragraphs only such development as is governed by the controlling idea or topic sentence.

Link body paragraphs and sentences within paragraphs by a variety of transitional devices.

Document sources used according to acceptable MLA or APA format.

Avoid sentence structure errors, grammatical errors, usage errors, and misspellings.

Apply the conventions of punctuation (including those needed for the research paper).

Use appropriate manuscript form.

Structure an argumentative essay using evidence and refuting the arguments of the opposition.

Include sufficient development of the subject so that targeted audiences can understand the report.

Use appropriate types of support and arrange these in their most logical position.

Maintain a tone appropriate to the targeted audience.

Arrange main points effectively.

Locate appropriate source materials for the major report.

Support main points with primary and secondary evidence or both.

READING AND VIEWING ASSIGNMENTS

1.“Visual Elements”

2.”Visual Arguments”

3.“Strategies for Multimodal Composing”

4.Small Details: Paper Format

5.Small Details: Sentence Errors

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

  1. Discussion Forum: Visual Arguments (Response to discussion question and one reply to someone else)
  2. Final Draft of Problem/Solution Research Paper
  3. Extra Credit Quiz: Paper Format and Sentence Errors

Week Eight

Reflections

WEEKLY OBJECTIVES

Include an introduction that directly states the purpose of the report.

Divide the body of the report into logical sections.

Paragraph the report logically.

State the topic sentences of the body paragraphs precisely.

Include in the body paragraphs only such development as is governed by the controlling idea or topic sentence.

Link body paragraphs and sentences within paragraphs by a variety of transitional devices.

Avoid sentence structure errors, grammatical errors, usage errors, and misspellings.

Apply the conventions of punctuation (including those needed for the research paper).

Include sufficient development of the subject so that targeted audiences can understand the report.

Use appropriate types of support and arrange these in their most logical position.

Arrange main points effectively.

Locate appropriate source materials for the major report.

READING AND VIEWING ASSIGNMENTS

1.“On Reflection”

2.“Reflection”

3.“Reflection in the Classroom”

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

1.Discussion Forum: Self Reflection/Assessment

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