SFSU Course Archive

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Week 8
Wednesday, March 17
SUBMIT:
  • Cover Letter FINAL VERSION (1/2 - 1 page)  (iLearn)

READ:

EA Chap 7 pp 143-163 on Toulmin argumentation

EA Chap 9 "Arguments of Definition" pp 197-223

Toulmin Midterm Essay Assignment Description

STUDY:

The Toulmin Model of Argument

Toulmin Argument  (YouTube)

SAMPLES:

Definition argument diagramming model

Toulmin diagramming model

Sample essay w/ diagramming & prompt

Sample essay w/ diagramming

LESSON:

Structuring arguments of definition & the Toulmin model



Week 9
Wednesday, March 24

  Spring Break - No class this week  

 

Week 10
Wednesday, March 31

  César Chávez Day - No class today  



Week 11
Wednesday, April 7
  No class this week - Please read, study & submit the items listed below  
SUBMIT:
READ:

EA Chap 5 "Fallacies of Argument" pp 79-95

EA Chap 6 "Rhetorical Analysis" pp 97-130

STUDY:
15 Logical Fallacies  (web)
15 Common Logical Fallacies  (web)
10 Logical Fallacies  (YouTube)
Thinking Logically: Deduction & Induction  (web)
Deduction & Induction  (YouTube)
LESSON:

Logical fallacies practice & review



Week 12 -
Workshop: Definition Arguments & The Toulmin Framework
Wednesday, April 16
READ:
NYT "Sex Ed" opinion piece
Sample Toulmin in-class practice exercise
STUDY:
Sample Toulmin discussions w/ labeling

GMAT sample questions

Tips for writing timed essays

How to Write a Great Essay Quickly  (YouTube)

EXERCISE:

Group work: Outlining a Toulmin argument

 

Week 13 -
In-course Essay (via iLearn):
Definition Arguments & The Toulmin Model
Friday, April 23

  Online midterm exam - No In-class meeting this week  

SUBMIT: