(Discussion questions, Weeks 10, 11, 14, 15) 2. Identify and evaluate bias when present in an argument or position (Discussion questions, Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 16) 3. Accurately interpret evidence, statements and graphics (Discussion questions, Weeks 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13) Written Communication Submit assignments when due via the appropriate communication forum. All written assignments will follow the current APA style guidelines. All written work must be well articulated with sound reasoning, understandable, well-though out conclusions and presented in a manner that is acceptable under APA guidelines. Type assignments in 12-point font and double- spaced. Your grammar, sentence structure, style, and appearance of your written presentation influence the quality of your grade (please see grading rubrics). Following directions is an important criterion to receiving the highest grade possible as well as achieving learning at the highest level. The instructor will penalize for late assignments. Time management is a learned skill and an objective in this course. No extra credit is available. Student Learning Outcomes : 1. Choose a research strategy by formulating a topic appropriate to genre and discipline that is complex yet limited to the appropriate focus. (Term paper) 2. Develop and defend a position/thesis that leads to a significant conclusion. (Discussion questions, term paper) 3. Critically evaluate data/evidence and ideas that support a thesis/argument, while considering the opposing argument. (discussion questions)
4. Present and organize ideas in a style that follows scholarly conventions appropriate to genre and discipline and is free of errors in grammar, spelling and usage. (Term paper, oral presentation, discussion questions) Oral Communication Students will prepare a Powerpoint presentation synopsis of their term paper and post it on the Sunday (February 25) of Week 7 in Canvas Assignments. This needs to be presented in the form of an oral presentation. The presentation needs to be a minimum of 5 slides. The max file size that can be uploaded to Live Text is 50Mb. Student Learning Outcomes : 1. Present oral arguments and positions with clarity, reason, and with documentation appropriate to the audience and format (Oral presentation) 2. Adapt oral presentation to diverse audiences and mediums (Oral presentation) 3. Engage and interact with the audience using techniques that establish the speaker as an authority in his/her subject area. (Oral presentation) Information Literacy Student Learning Outcomes : 1. Develops a focused research question and defines a realistic research timeline to acquire the needed information from a variety of types and formats and sources (Term paper, discussion questions) 2. Examines and compares information from various sources in order to evaluate reliability, validity, accuracy, authority and point of view or bias (Term paper, discussion questions) 3. Understands and applies the ethical and legal issues surrounding information and information technology, including intellectual property, copyright and fair use of copyrighted material.
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- Spring '19
- Jennifer A. Torres
- Academia, Academic dishonesty, Lynn University