*Regarding the class cancellation on 10/31: Please continue with the current schedule indicated on the syllabus. I will collect hard copies of the essay that was due on Monday at our Wednesday class session. Still be prepared by reading Ch.3 in anticipation of a reading quiz.

Welcome to the class Wiki for Mr. Pickens's ENGL1203 course at MACU. On this home page you will find important course documents (e.g. syllabi, essay assignment sheets, etc.), and on certain occasions (e.g. a class cancellation due to inclement weather), important instructions and announcements. You should be able to download the attached documents and print them out if you wish to have hard copies. Refer to the menu on the left side of this page for links to additional pages, including the MGRP resource page. Remember that email is the best way to communicate with me individually.


  • Course Policy Statement/Syllabus: This document provides an overview of policies and other class information. It also provides a rough schedule of planned assignments for the entire semester. WARNING!: This schedule is an overview which is very likely to be altered to meet class needs. To be more certain of specific homework assignments and their due dates, refer to any individual unit assignment schedules posted below when applicable. These override any information presented in this syllabus.

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  • Academic Success Center Information (tutoring, grammar checking, workshops, etc.)


MAJOR DOCUMENTS FOR EACH UNIT

UNIT I: CAUSAL ANALYSIS

  • Essay Assignment Sheet for Unit I: Causal Analysis

  • Peer Review Guide for Unit I: Causal Analysis

  • Grading Rubric for Unit I: Causal Analysis

UNIT II: VISUAL ARGUMENT

  • Project/Essay Assignment Sheet for Unit II: Visual Argument

  • Questions for Ad Analysis
1) What argument(s) can you identify in the ad?
2) How does the ad appeal to a) ethos; b) pathos, c) logos?
3) What is the purpose of the ad and who is its audience? Is it effective?

UNIT III: PROPOSAL

  • Essay Assignment Sheet for Unit III: Proposal

  • List of Issues to Generate Proposal Topics: Warning--not all answers to the questions asked on the handout lead to proposals, but nearly all of them could inspire a proposal to address the issue they cover.

  • Peer Review Guide for Unit III: Proposal

  • Grading Rubric for Unit III: Proposal

  • Logical Fallacies Handout

  • Incorporating Research Material Into Your Essay

UNIT IV: MGRP----------CLICK THE MGRP LINK IN THE MENU ON THE LEFT FOR MORE USEFUL INFORMATION FOR YOUR MGRP

  • Assignment Sheet and Grading Rubric for Unit IV: MGRP


UNIT V: The Three Appeals
  • Assignment Sheet for Unit V: The Three Appeals

  • Grading Rubric for Unit V: The Three Appeals