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Office of Writing Programs: English 1301
Office of Writing Programs

English 1301 - Academic Writing and Argumentation

Curriculum Overview

The standard English 1301 covers the following topics:

    • Introduction to Academic Writing

    • Plagiarism and academic integrity

    • The writing process

    • Critical reading and summarizing

    • Introduction to rhetoric and argumentation

      • Argument structure

      • Rhetorical appeals

      • Audience / exigence / kairos

    • Rhetorical grammar

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