Goal and Objectives
goal and objectives of Unit 1 are to
Provide a short overview of essay structure
Provide an introduction to Argument and
the Rhetorical Triangle
Provide a short overview of MLA style and plagiarism
assumptions are that you are familiar with the academic essay and MLA from your
ENG 1113 class. These overviews are to introduce you to my particular way of
handling the academic essay and to remind you of important MLA documentation
requirements. I have provided several supplemental readings if you need more
help with either the academic essay or MLA.
Our focus this semester is on
the argumentative essay, a specific type of academic essay, but the basic
structure is the same as any academic essay. The MLA you learned in ENG 1113
should be sufficient for any task in this semester; however, we may be using it
more than you had to in ENG 1113.
These sources are review, so you may not need to read everything under each
subtitle. Consider these files part of your course handbook - here for you if
needed. Some of the PDF chapters from the Norton Field Guide may take a
while to load.
Required reading is indicated by
(READ) after titles below.