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Ecology of Place: Finding your Voice. WR 122: Written Reasoning as a Process of Argument

College Composition II

About This Course

This guide was created for Ana Zalyubovskiy's WR 122 course in Spring 2020. Please contact Bronwen Maxson with questions or concerns.

Ecology of Place: Finding your Voice. WR 122 Written Reasoning as a Process of Argument

Finding Your Voice

About Writing 122

Writing 122 will extend existing skills derived from Writing 121 to explore various genres that can be used in argumentative and academic writing. The course theme is “Ecology of Place: Finding your Voice.” WR 122 focuses on specific ways to develop argumentative essays in response to the challenges of complex contexts, which include increasingly sophisticated competing arguments and issues, as well as an expansion of enthymeme-based arguments. Students practice further how to develop effective theses and compose essays in various genres and modalities, in which they control the reasoning that supports their theses. The course emphasizes critical reading of more intellectually demanding essays. 

Required Materials provided in Canvas
  • Reading, Reasoning, and Writing, by James Crosswhite 
  • Ecology of Place, by Ana Zalyubovskiy, a free, curated collection of links

Supplementary Materials

Research is a Process (Infographic)

Research is an iterative process, meaning it's repetitive but you learn as you move forward and make changes. It's more cyclical than straightforward or linear. Use the side navigation to learn about each of the steps of the process, and don't be afraid to jump around between steps.

The "Research is a Process" infographic: Follow the "long description" infographic link for a web accessible description.

Long description of "Research is a process" infographic for web accessibility

Thanks to IUPUI University Library for allowing remix of this graphic under a Creative Commons license.

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