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ENGL 1302 Course Guide

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Navigating this Course Guide

This course guide has been customized to assist you with ENGL 1302. Thanks for stopping by!

Use the navigational tabs above to find the course modules for your assignments and various resources that can help with your course assignments.

The information on this page is meant to orientate you with the requirements of the course. 

The Centers for Learning Excellence (CLE) is all about student success, and successful students work with tutors to gain a deeper understanding of course concepts, writing, APA and other citation styles, time management and more! Schedule an appointment to meet with a tutor today or stop by one of our centers today!

The South Texas College Library has self-paced, interactive tutorials that help students and faculty successfully utilize library resources. Learn more about the library, how to search for information, and how to avoid plagiarism by following writing and citing best practices. 

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For curated content for all things History, see our English Composition & Rhetoric Research Guide (Will open in a new tab). 

Discovery Search is available from that page, so there's no need to go back to the Library's website.

Find a list of databases best suited for Historical research and some featured graphic novels! 

Not sure what citation style to use, or even how to cite books, artwork, and videos in MLA, APA. and Chicago? Check out the Writing & Citing Guide (Will open in a new tab) for assistance with these areas. 

There are also several how-tos from the Purdue Online Writing Lab, and several tools for generating proper citation/bibliographies. 

Course Description

Course Description

This course is an intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository, argumentative, and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions. 

 

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or higher in ENGL 1301.

Books on Reserve at STC Pecan Library

Current Issues, 9th Edition

everything's an argument, 8th edition

The Well-Crafted Argument, 6th Edition