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Listen • Speak • Engage San Jos é  State University Communication Studies COMM 100W, Writing Workshop: Writing for Influence, Section 06, Spring  2010 Instructor: Brohne Lawhorne, JD Office location: 2310 North First Street, Suite 104, 95131 Telephone: 831-227-4305 1 Email: [email protected] Office hours: T, R, F 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. & by appointment Class days/time: Mon & Wed 4:30 – 5:45 PM Classroom: Hugh Gillis Hall (HGH) 225 Prerequisites: ENGL 1B (with a grade of C or better); Completion of core GE, satisfaction of Writing Skills Test and upper division standing. GE/SJSU Studies Category Z Catalog Description Current conventions and forms of exposition, argument and persuasion. Writing for the general and specialized audience from the thesis statement approach. Succeeding in this Class  At SJSU, students are expected to spend two hours outside of class for every one hour of class time. Because this is a three unit class, you can expect to spend a minimum of six hours per week in addition to time spent in class and on scheduled tutorials or activities. Special projects or assignments may require additional work for the course. Careful time management will help you keep up with readings and assignments and enable you to be successful in all of your courses. Course Learning Objectives After successfully completing this course, you will: LO1. Refine the competencies established in Written Communication IA and IB; LO2. Express (explain, analyze, develop, and criticize) ideas effectively, including ideas encountered in multiple readings and expressed in different forms of discourse; LO3. Organize and develop essays and documents for both professional and general audiences, including appropriate editorial standards for citing primary and secondary sources; LO4. Practice comprehension and analysis of advanced scholarly and professional material, to identify the thesis and supporting points of that material, and to incorporate it appropriately into the student’s own work; LO5. Learn how to research subjects effectively, gather evidence from a variety of sources, and use proper citation methods; LO6. Develop sophisticated ideas into research and thesis papers; and LO7. Present ideas and research in a clear, effective manner in writing and in oral presentations. Required Texts and Readings Textbook* 1 Please note, I do not respond to email or voicemail in the evenings or during the weekends unless prior arrangements have been made. COMM 100W, Writing for Influence Spring 2010 page 1 of 7 
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Listen • Speak • Engage Kirszner, L., & Mandell, S. (2009). The pocket wadsworth handbook, 2009 MLA update edition, 4 th edition . Wadsworth Publishing. ISBN-10: 1-439-08181-6 Lunsford, A. (2009). The everyday writer with exercises 4 th edition. Bedford: St. Martin's. ISBN-10: 0-312-48867-X * The above referenced texts may be purchased in the Spartan Bookstore or alternatively from several web-based purveyors of books and texts.
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