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English 104: Orientation

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Published on February 15, 2014

Author: theresa_lee

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Presentation delivered to the English 104 class at Victor Valley College.
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ENGLISH 104 Critical Thinking and Composition

Textbooks   Everything’s an Argument by Andrea A. Lunsford, John J. Ruszkiewicz, and Keith Walters. Sixth Edition. A World of Ideas: Essential Readings for College Writers by Lee A. Jacobus. Ninth Edition.  Can buy at student bookstore or online at Amazon.com  Can resell when semester is over

Course Objectives   To expand on what you learned in Eng 101 To help you to:      Write a well-reasoned, organized argumentative essay Critically evaluate college-level material Identify common fallacies in logic Recognize a writer’s assumptions Distinguish between fact and opinion

Argumentative Essay  Why is this important?   At some point in your life: You will disagree with someone. You will have an argument. You will need to persuade someone that your opinion is correct. Hopefully, this class will help you to better defend your position.

Grading •  Class composed of three main topics: Language, Morality, and Gender. We’ll be examining essays and watching videos about these topics. See ‘Essays and Grading’ handout for more information

The Importance of Language   On Thursday, we’ll be starting our first lesson on language In this video, biologist Mark Pagel shares an intriguing theory about why humans evolved our complex system of language.  Mark Pagel: How Language Transformed Humanity:

The Importance of Language   On Thursday, we’ll be starting our first lesson on language In this video, biologist Mark Pagel shares an intriguing theory about why humans evolved our complex system of language.  Mark Pagel: How Language Transformed Humanity:

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