SFSU Course Archive

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Week 1 -
Course Introductions
Tuesday, August 24
REVIEW:
LESSON:

Course orientation & website introduction; Week 2 assignment description

Week 2 -
Argument Patterns Overview
Tuesday, August 31
SUBMIT:
  • Argument Analysis ESSAY (2 pp minimum)  (iLearn)

READ:

Everything's an Argument (EA): Chapter 1 "Understanding Arguments and Reading them Critically" pp 3-29

Business Communication (BC): Chapter 1 "Good Writing" pp 1-15

NYT Opinion Pages "Room for Debate" (web)

REVIEW:

The Rules 

Proofreading Notes

Common Error Patterns

Quotation Integration Strategies

File Naming Guide

Formatting Template

MLA Citation Quick Guide

Essay Rubric Explanation

LESSON:

Types of argument & writing strategies overview

Week 3 -
Unit 1 Introduction
Tuesday, September 7
READ:

EA Chapter 7 "Structuring Arguments" pp 135-142

EA Chapter 8 "Arguments of Fact" pp 164-185

Business Writer's Companion (BWC) selections:

  • pp xxvii-xxxiv "Five Steps..."

  • pp 3-6 "Audience" & "Collaborative Writing"

  • p 33 "Preparation"

  • p 35-38 "Proofreading" & "Purpose"

  • p 39-40 "Revision"

  • p 41 "Writing a Draft"

  • pp 162-164 "Notetaking," "Paraphrasing," & "Plagiarism"

  • pp 167-174 "Research"

  • pp 310-311 "Conciseness"

STUDY:

"Rogerian Argument: Definition & Examples" | ThoughtCo (web)

"What is Rogerian argument?" (YouTube)

LESSON:

Structuring Rogerian arguments of fact; Project overview & group selection

Week 4 -
Project Workshop
Tuesday, September 14
READ:

BC Chapter 2 "Start-up Strategies" pp 18-20 only

STUDY:
REVIEW:

EA Chapter 7 "Structuring Arguments" pp 135-142

EA Chapter 8 "Arguments of Fact" pp 164-185

LESSON:
Start-up strategy practice: The Questioning Method
WORKSHOP:

Group project development

Week 5 -
Project Workshop
Tuesday, September 21
SUBMIT:
  • Personal Project Narrative (1 p minimum)  (iLearn)
READ:
EA Chapter 15 "Presenting Arguments" pp 366-380
BC Chapter 6 "Presentations" pp 44-51
STUDY:
WORKSHOP: 
Group project development