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ENGL 1302 Course Guide

Research Steps

Assigned Reading and Discussion Topics

Critical Reading and Thinking:

"Opinion: Climate Change Isn't the Problem: A Population Bomb is Killing Us" by Paul B. Farrell

"Professions for Women" by Virginia Woolf

"Letter from Birmingham Jail" by Martin Luther King, Jr


Argument Across Disciplines


"American Gothic" by Grant Wood

"Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Is Space Exploration Worth the Cost" by G. Scott Hubbard

"Gun Control Debate Heats Up Again" by W. E. Messamore


Revising Content and Organization


Editing Sentences and Words


Writing Assignment Prompt


Argumentative Essay

An argumentative essay is an essay that uses evidence and facts to support the claim it's making. Its purpose is to persuade the reader to agree with the argument being made. A good argumentative essay will use facts and evidence to support the argument, rather than just the author's thoughts and opinions.


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