English 1130: Academic Writing

CONTENTS 

Introduction - Course Site & How to Get a Good Mark

Contents (this page)

Outline - Office Hours & Email — Course Description, Course Materials, & Course Goals — Marks, Assignments & Essays, Participation & Attendance — Academic Integrity, Classroom Etiquette, Electronic Devices, & Side Conversations 

SCHEDULE: Week 1-5  Rhetoric

————— Week 6-10  Evaluation 

————— Week 11-14  Research — TOPICS: Cognition and Knowledge — Identity — Addiction — Sexuality — Relationships & Marriage — Family — Culture & Religion — Society & Censorship — The Dark Web — Global Issues

Higher Learning - Critical Thinking — English 1130 — A Certain Format

Essay Structure - Helpful Sites — Essay Structure — Peanut Butter Cup Structure — The Title — The Introduction — The Body — The Conclusion — Tips & Conventions

Marking - Quotes or Italics? — Most Common Errors & Marking Symbols  

RHETORIC: Introduction & 3 Aims - A Working Definition of Rhetoric & 3 Rhetorical Aims — Block & Splice — Analyzing Form Rather Than Repeating Content — Think Like a Lawyer

Rhetoric: 16 Strategies - 1. Space or Setting — 2. Time or Chronology — 3. Ethos (moral character or authority) — 4. Pathos (emotion) — 5. Logos (logic and reasoning) — 6. Definition — 7. Categorization — 8. Process and sequence — 9. Cause and effect — 10. Description — 11. Examples — 12. Comparison and Contrast — 13. Metaphor — 14. Stylistic Devices — Image and imagery — Symbol and symbolism — Irony — Dramatic irony — Metaphor — Conceit —15. Genre Devices — 16. Narration

Rhetorical Analysis SamplesMad Men: opening credits, essay, and skeletal outline — “Swift on Guns”: excerpt from Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, practice exercises, and sample scratch outline and essay — Moulin Rouge & "Canadians"

Lord of War - Setting 1 - 2 - 3 — Scratch & Full Outline

Twain & Gore - Mark Twain’s “A Wonderful Book” — Al Gore’s “Ships in the Desert”

Calvino - Style & Structure — TV & the Net — McLuhen & the Surfboard — “The Farthest Channel” [Look here for a PDF of the longer texts by Calvino, Migglebrink, & Havrilesky]

Gandhi - Amritsar Massacre Scene — Summary — Essay, Scratch & Full Outline — Essay Reminders — Trailer & Chart — Historical Notes, & Dialogue from the Film — 1130 Time-line

EVALUATION - From Rhetorical Analysis to Evaluative Analysis — Three Levels of Evaluation — Think Like a Judge — Evaluation & Rhetorical Aim — 16 Evaluative Categories, Weak & Strong Argument, & Sample Thesis Statements

Boston Legal - Dialogue (Scene 1 & 2) — Evaluation Sample

Evaluation Samples - Lord of War — "The Culture of Violence" — "Canadians" (summary, essay, & full outline)

RESEARCH - From Evaluative Analysis to Research Essay — Things to Remember — Week 11 Notes — Non-Scholarly & Scholarly Sources

Texts: Mad Men - Migglebrink — Havrilesky, The American Dream, & The Dramatization of Prejudice

[Look here for a PDF of the longer texts by Calvino, Migglebrink, & Havrilesky]

Cox - “So Much Woman: Female Objectification, Narrative Complexity, and Feminist Temporality in AMC’s Mad Men” — PDF here.

Mad Men Notes - Episodes (Season 1 & 2) — Video Clips by Category (general, female characters, and Sal) — Two Lyrics — “Meditations in an Emergency”

Add-ons

Music Description - Reason or Rhyme - Historical Analysis - Gender and Linkin Park - Non-formal Description - Review of Sgt. Pepper’s - Literary Descriptions - Reviews of To Pimp a Butterfly and DAMN. - Babylon Montage - Beyoncé at Coachella - The Saxophone

Music Terms A - L

Music Terms M - Z

Boardwork - Hamlet’s Ophelia — The Year of Living Dangerously — “Sonnet 116” & “Black Star” — The Master and Margarita — “Long Road Out of Eden” — “Brain Damage” and Eclipse” — “Paint It Black” & “Black” — “The Nymph’s Reply” & “The Girl from Ermita” — “Anthem for Doomed Youth” & “Dulce et Decorum Est” — “Sonnet 130” & “Bright Star” — “And I Will War” & “Fight Song”

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Introduction - Contents - Outline

SCHEDULE: Week 1-5Week 6-10Week 11-14