Thursday, 5 November

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Here is what’s on tap for today!

    1. Understand the Language (Discourse) of Argument
    2. Select Your Journal
    3. Read About Your Topic/Find Good Reasons

Chapter 5: Writing an Argument

Key Terms

  1. Write your three key terms/concepts down on your index card (I will collect these and grade these; this is part of your short assignment points and is worth 5 points).
  2. In groups, discuss your key terms/concepts
  3. Come up with a top three list
  4. Write those on the board (please note the corresponding page number of the term/concept)

Questions

  1. Write your question on your index card (I will collect these also; this is also worth another 5 points)
  2. In your group, discuss your questions
  3. Decide on one question
  4. Write that question on the board (please note the corresponding page number)

Journal Selection

Please recall that in this project we need to begin by addressing the following:

To have composed a paper that is appropriate for submission to a real-life academic forum, such as an undergraduate research journal,

and

To identify and clearly target a specific academic audience with your writing, considering whether that audience is comprised of insiders or outsiders relative to your community of observation.

Journal Analysis

  1. In our groups, we will analyze one of the five journals from which we are selecting
  2. Together, identify the following:
    1. What types of papers (essays) does the journal accept (topics/disciplines)?
    2. What are the submission requirements and/or guidelines (formatting)?
    3. Who is the audience of the journal?

(If Time) Read About Your Topic/Find Good Reasons

  1. We need four additional sources for this paper.
  2. From our sources, we must decide what, how, and why we are going to claim what we claim:
    1. Responding to sources
    2. Entering a conversation

Assignment

  1. Identify the online journal to which you would most likely submit your paper
  2. Post the journal, along with the link, to your blog
  3. State why you chose this journal in the same post (this post is worth 5 points)
  4. Find and read the remainder of your sources
  5. Post your remaining sources, along with a summary, to your blog (this post is worth 5 points)
  6. Read pp 253-265
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