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 Spring 2021


Week 6 - Presentations

Wednesday, March 3

SUBMIT:  Prezi presentation link via Email


COMPLETE: (one survey response for each group presentation) *In iLearn

PRESENT: Group Argument Pitches & Prezis


Week 7 - Skills Week:

Business Forms: Cover Letters

Wednesday, March 10

SUBMIT: Cover Letter DRAFT (1/2 - 1 page) *iLearn submission


  • BC Appendix B pp 70-71 (129-142)

  • BWC "Application Cover Letters" pp 261-265


EXERCISE: Group work: cover letter revision

LESSON: Cover letters: Principals and critique 

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


EA Chap 7 pp 143-163 on Toulmin argumentation

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

Toulmin Midterm Essay - Assignment Description


The Toulmin Model of Argument

Toulmin Argument  (YouTube)


Definition argument diagramming model

Toulmin diagramming model

Sample essay w/ diagramming & prompt

Sample essay w/ diagramming


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  

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

EA Chap 6 "Rhetorical Analysis" pp 97-130

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

Logical fallacies practice & review

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

GMAT sample questions

Tips for writing timed essays

How to Write a Great Essay Quickly  (YouTube)


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  


Week 14 - 
Unit Introduction: RFPs & Proposals
Wednesday, April 28

EA Chap 12 "Proposals" pp 286-305

BWC "Proposals" pp 120-132

BWC "Formal Reports" pp 176-201

Project Proposal/RFP Assignment Description

Proposals at a glance

Getting started: Writing a proposal

Checklists for proposal writing

Business Plans vs Business Proposals  (weblink)

REVIEW (You are NOT required to read all of the items linked below. Read and refer to them only as needed throughout the proposal unit):
* Please Note: The resources below are LARGE scanned files:
Some may take time to load on your machine

Deadline Tips for Proposal Writing

Internal Proposals

  1. Sample Internal Proposal - Watershed Protection

External Proposals, pt 1

External Proposals, pt 2

  1. Sample External Proposal 1 - Stationary Bike

  2. Sample External Proposal 2 - Community Exercise

  3. Sample External Proposal 3 - Investment Strategy

  4. Sample External Proposal 4 - Real Estate Development

Request for Proposals (RFP)

  1. Sample RFP I - Website Development

  2. Sample RFP 2 - Building Redevelopment

  3. Sample RFP 3 - Sustainability

  4. Sample RFP 4 - Shuttle Service

  5. Sample RFP 5 - Solid Waste Reduction

  6. Sample RFP 6 - Uber Community Program


Business Proposal Template  (weblink)

Proposal Sample Template

Grant Proposal Template

Blank Template I

Blank Template II

Proposal writing & planning
Week 15 -
Proposal planning & writing workshop
Wednesday, May 5
STUDY: | How to Write an Abstract for a Proposal  (web link)

Writing an Abstract

Sample Abstract Template

  1. Ss sample abstract 1

  2. Ss sample abstract 2

  3. Ss sample abstract 3

  4. Ss sample abstract 4


Group project development

Week 16 -
Project presentation & critique
Wednesday, May 12

General Scoring Rubric


Proposal will be screen shared for the class to review while your group informally presents its work for discussion and critique