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Unformatted text preview: ENC 1102: Introduction to Argument and Persuasion The University of Florida Spring 2009 Class meetings: MWF (5 th period) 11:45 12:35 AM Room: MAT 118 Instructor: Mauro Carassai Email: email@example.com Office: 302 Tigert Hall Phone Office: 846-1138 Office Hours : MW 6 th period (12:50 1:40 PM) and by appointment. On-line Syllabus: DETERMINE LOCATION *Note: syllabus is subject to change. Please refer to the on-line version as your source of information. I will notify class members using their @ufl.edu e-mail addresses if a change occurs. Course Description ENC 1102: Introduction to Argument and Persuasion focuses on the essential stylistics of writing clearly and efficiently within the framework of argumentative research writing. You will learn how to formulate a coherent thesis and defend it logically with evidence drawn from research in your various fields. You will also learn how to work through the stages of planning, research, organizing, and revising your writing. ENC 1102 will introduce you to techniques and forms of argument in a broad range of disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, business, and natural sciences. This course encourages students to investigate the relationship between writing and knowledge, and to discover how writing can create, rather than merely transmit, knowledge. Class discussions will reveal the complementary relationship between writing and research and demonstrate how persuasive techniques and genres vary from discipline to discipline. You will learn how writing effectively and correctly in your fields will help to integrate you as professionals into your knowledge communities. Course Structure In ENC 1102, well cover the essential elements of writing clearly and persuasively. Well spend roughly the first third of the term focusing on persuasive writing principles, and then build incrementally towards a full research paper, from writing a summary, to an annotated bibliography, which will expand into a synthesis of critical sources, and then a full-scale research paper. Along the way, you will learn efficient library research techniques, correct documentation styles, and ways to avoid plagiarism. While the course does emphasize academic research and writing skills, assignments and discussions in ENC 1102 are designed to demonstrate that writing classes do not exist in a vacuum and that writing is not solely an academic enterprise. The critical thinking skills and efficient writing habits learned in this class will help to ensure your success both at college and in your future careers. Required Texts Laurence Behrens and Leonard Rosen. A Sequence for Academic Writing , 3rd Edition. Pearson Longman....
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