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March 24, 2014

WRD110 Final Unit

Citing Images and Homework

This site from another university has a checklist for online images that is helpful. Scroll down and take a look at the checklist for google images if that’s how you found your images.

Homework: Bring a draft, A Pocket Style Manual, and The Engaged Citizen to class on Wednesday. The draft is worth 15 points (10% of your Annotated Bibliography grade).

Annotated Bibliographies

Thesis templates

February 12, 2014

By examining ________ (topic/approach), we can see that ________ (claim that’s surprising), which is important because ______________.

Although readers might assume _______(the commonplace idea you’re challenging), I argue that _________ (your surprising claim).

WRD110_Design Plan

February 4, 2014

February 4, 2014

Notes from last class

January 28, 2014

Outline speech: (98)

Identify thesis

Main points and supporting points

Note coordination vs. subordination


Is it an argument about past (forensic), present (epideictic), future (deliberative)


Kinds of argument

  1. Argument of fact: where did they come from? Are they reliable?, Is there a problem?, where did the problem begin and what caused it?
  2. Argument of definition: What exactly is the issue? Define education. What should the university be?
  3. Argument of evaluation: What is the criteria being used to judge the issue?
  4. Proposal arguments (what actions should be taken): What do you propose? What evidence are you basing your proposal on? What evidence do you have that implementing your proposal will lead to the results you want?


Identify three strongest arguments from the other three positions

Come up with evidence from your essay to refute each of these positions

Elect one person to state your group’s position

January 24, 2014

Homework: Read Catherine Savini’s  “Looking for Trouble”–looking-for-trouble.pdf

and Tom Eblen’s “Short Street Long on Lexington History”


Write at least one paragraph in your notebooks analyzing Eblen’s article using Savini’s method for analysis.

e-book instructions

January 21, 2014

Just in case it wasn’t clear in class and you’re still having trouble:

1. Go to blackboard, not the publisher website

2. Logon with your university email and remove .g if you have that in your email address

3. Go to “tools” and click on it

4. Click on Pearson’s My Lab/Mastering

5. Click on MyCompLab Course Home

Sometime along the way, you will be prompted for the code you purchased at the bookstore. Let me know if you continue to have problems, but that should do it.