The course policies can be found here.
(Write Before Class + Questions)
(Read Before Class)
200-300-word abstract, plus reading list
Read at least three articles related to your topic (they may be from your reading list).
Nolt on Validity and Soundness
|2||9/24||Argument Reconstruction: Read at least three more articles related to your topic (they may be from your reading list.) Reconstruct the most interesting argument using the process discussed from the previous week.||Literature Reviews:
Ryan Clement (research librarian) will visit.
Read this tutorial from the University of Guelph.
|3||10/1||Provide a 3-page literature review. You should read and cite at least 9 sources.
PORTFOLIO #1 Due: it should consist of the (revised) assignments from Weeks 1-3.
|Outlining and formulating an interesting thesis:|
|4||10/8||Use one of the effective argument clusters discussed in last week’s reading to create an outline. Clearly state your thesis at the beginning.||Walking through an argument (Blueprints; check your email.)|
|5||10/15||Given the blueprint you’ve adopted, write Section 1 of your paper||Proofreading|
|6||10/22||As the previous week, except write Section 2||Economizing your prose|
|7||10/29||As the previous two weeks, except write Section 3||Enlivening your prose|
|8||11/5||1st DRAFT Due.
PORTFOLIO #2 Due: In addition to the 1st draft, include an updated version of your outline from Week 4. You are strongly encouraged to follow a blueprint as closely as possible. If you depart, please indicate why it was useful for you to do so.
(This is a longer reading, but it’s very light.)
|10||11/19*||Class Cancelled–Work on your paper!|
|11||11/26||Presentations, Twilight Room 201
6:15: Food served.
|12||12/3||Penultimate drafts due
Presentations, Twilight Room 201
6:15 Food served.
Boldface indicates that these deadlines have been set per department policy.