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    • UofP COM 220 Complete Study Materials. Download Now!
    • It really works!  Since 2010 I've helped thousands of students do A+ work. I want you to have the best grades, but more importantly I want to help you.
    • ENTIRE CLASS/COURSE TUTORIAL INCLUDES EVERYTHING LISTED  COM220 / COM 220 / ENTIRE CLASS/COURSE TUTORIAL INCLUDES EVERYTHING LISTED
    • Grammar Exercise 1  Exercise: Grammar Exercise 1• Resources: Guide to Using the Axia Site, A Pocket Style Manual, and Exercise Centralat the Axia College Writing Resources Web Site• Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum]• Sign up to use the Axia College Writing Resources Web Site athttp://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/axia/default.asp?uid= 0&rau=0 if you have not alreadydone so.• Review the navigation exercises in the Guide to Using the Axia Site.• Read the designated rules and examples in A Pocket Style Manual.• Complete the following exercises at http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/axia/. />• Copy and paste your individual results for each exercise into a new post in yourIndividual forum. The subject line of each post must inform the instructor which exerciseyou are posting (for example, Exercise 123).
    • Grammar Exercise 2  Exercise: Grammar Exercise 2• Resources: A Pocket Style Manual and Exercise Central at the Axia College WritingResources Web Site• Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]• Read the designated rules and examples in A Pocket Style Manual.• Complete the following exercises at http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/axia/. />• Copy and paste your individual results for each exercise into a new post in yourIndividual forum. The subject line of each post must inform the instructor which exerciseyou are posting (for example, Exercise 123).COM 220 Research WritingCourse Syllabus Page 18A Pocket StyleManualReadingExercise CentralCategory Topics Exercise CentralExercisesPages 1-3 in theClarity section:Tighten wordysentences.Clarity Wordy Sentences 624Pages 3-5 in theClarity section:Prefer activeverbs.Clarity Active Verbs 231, 308Pages 6-7 in theClarity section:Balance parallelideas.Clarity Parallel Ideas 227, 625Page 16-18 inthe Claritysection: Providesome variety.Clarity Sentence Variety 531, 717
    • Grammar Exercise 3  Exercise: Grammar Exercise 3• Resources: A Pocket Style Manual, online dictionary, and Exercise Central at the AxiaCollege Writing Resources Web Site• Due Date: Day 5• Read the designated rules and examples in A Pocket Style Manual. When the glossarydoes not contain examples of commonly confused words in the exercises, find theappropriate definitions at http://www.m- w.com/dictionary.htm. />• Complete the following exercises at http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/axia/. />• Copy and paste your individual results for each exercise into a new post in yourIndividual forum. The subject line of each post must inform the instructor which exerciseyou are posting (for example, Exercise 123).A Pocket StyleManual ReadingExercise CentralCategoryTopics Exercise CentralExercisesPages 210-220 in theGlossaries section:Glossary of usageWriting Language 451, 452
    • Week 1 Assignment: Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation  Assignment: Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation• Resources: American Rhetoric Web site and Bias, Rhetorical Devices, andArgumentation• Due Date: Day 7 [post to the Individual forum]• Listen to the speech athttp://www.americanrhetoric.com/MovieSpeeches/mo viespeechcitizenkane2.html byclicking the Windows Media Video link or the Audio mp3 link, or read the transcript ofthe speech.• Answer the following questions in a minimum of 500 words: Identify examples of bias,fallacies, and specific rhetorical devices in the speech. How did the speaker addressarguments and counterarguments? Were the speaker’s arguments effective? Explainyour answers.
    • Week 1 CheckPoint: Research Paper Topic  CheckPoint: Research Paper Topic• Resources: Appendix A, Appendix C, and the Axia College Writing Resources Web Site• Due Date: Day 3 [post to the Individual forum]• Review Appendix C.• Select a topic from the list in Top Links athttp://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/rewriting/rc 5.html or select another topic for yourresearch paper.• Submit the topic for your instructor’s approval. If you write about a topic your instructorhas not approved, your paper will receive a zero.
    • Week 2 CheckPoint: Gathering and Evaluating Information  CheckPoint: Gathering and Evaluating Information• Resources: Finding, Evaluating, and Utilizing Credible Information; Bias, RhetoricalDevices, and Argumentation; the University Library Interactive Tutorial; the Center forWriting Excellence; and Appendix D• Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum]• Complete the University Library tutorial:1. Log on to your Student Home Page.2. Under My Learning Resources, select Tools & Tutorials.3. Click Library.4. Under Library Services on the right side of the page, click Complete the LibraryTutorial.5. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the tutorial.• Consider the steps you should follow to complete a general search for reliable sources.• Follow those steps to locate five to eight sources for your research paper. At least threeof these sources must come from the University Library.
    • Week 2 DQs  Discussion Question 1• Due Date: Day 2 [Main forum]• Post your response to the following: Where do you normally find information for topicsthat interest you? How do you know when sources are reliable? Explain your answers.3. Discussion Question 2• Due Date: Day 4 [Main forum]• Post your response to the following: Review the following Internet and University Librarysources. Then, determine which sources are reliable and which are not. Explain youranswers.o Blog: http://www.thenation.com/blogs/thebeat?bid=1&pid=1622o Wiki site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment#Public_opinio no Web site: http://www1bpt.bridgeport.edu/~darmri/capital.htmlo University Library article: To access the article, read the Week Two ElectronicReserve Reading athttp://www.apollolibrary.com/Library/ERR/goerr.aspx?frmCo urse=1598&frmWeek=2,located on the aXcess page.
    • Week 3 CheckPoint: Annotated Bibliography  CheckPoint: Annotated BibliographyAs part of the writing process, you will refine your premise several times. Before youeliminate any potential sources, you should create a record of your research in case youdecide to revisit an idea. An annotated bibliography tracks your research and compilessummaries of each source. These summaries are valuable resources for writing your finalpaper.• Resource: Finding, Evaluating, and Utilizing Credible Information; Appropriate StyleGuidelines; the Center for Writing Excellence; and the completed Appendix D• Due Date: Day 3 [Individual forum]• Review the sample annotated bibliography at the Center for Writing Excellence athttp://www.apollolibrary.com/cwe/pdfs/AXIAAnnotatedbibliography.pdf. />• Review the examples of reference sources at the Center for Writing Excellence athttp://www.apollolibrary.com/cwe/pdfs/AXIASampleAPAReferences.pdf. />• Complete an annotated bibliography of the sources you plan to use in your researchpaper.• Answer the following question: What must you do to convert the annotated bibliographyto an APA-formatted reference page, due in Week Seven as part of your rough draft?• Post the annotated bibliography as a Microsoft® Word attachment
    • Week 3 Assignment: Quoting, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing Sources  Assignment: Quoting, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing Sources• Resources: Finding, Evaluating, and Utilizing Credible Information; Appropriate StyleGuidelines; the Axia College Writing Resources Web Site; Appendix D; and Appendix E• Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]• Review How to Work with Information from Sources at the Axia College WritingResources Web site at http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/researchroom/sourcesregarding when and how to quote, summarize, and paraphrase sources.• Practice note-taking techniques by quoting a source you plan to use for your researchpaper, summarizing a second source, and paraphrasing a third source.• Follow APA style guidelines at the Center for Writing Excellence to cite your sources:http://www.apollolibrary.com/cwe/pdfs/AXIASampleAPARefe rences.pdf• Use Appendix E to complete this activity.• Answer the following questions: How do you decide what information is noteworthy andwhat is not? How do you determine whether to quote, paraphrase, or summarize asource?• Post Appendix E as an attachment
    • Week 4 CheckPoint: Developing a Thesis Statement  CheckPoint: Developing a Thesis Statement• Resources: Stages of the Research Process; Bias, Rhetorical Devices, andArgumentation; Organizing Your Research Paper; the CNN Web site; and the Center forWriting Excellence• Due Date: Day 3 [Individual forum]• Review AIDS in Africa: Dying by the numbers athttp://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2000/aids/stories/overview/. />• Consider the strategies John Christensen used in his article to support his thesis withcompelling arguments and counterarguments.• Create a thesis statement for your research paper. To help you craft your thesis, youmay want to use the Thesis Generator athttp://corptrain.phoenix.edu/thesis_generator/thesis_genera tor.html. />• Answer the following question: How do you plan to support your thesis with compellingarguments and counterarguments?
    • Week 4 DQs  Discussion Question 1• Due Date: Day 2 [Main forum]• Read AIDS in Africa: Dying by the numbers athttp://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2000/aids/stories/overview/. />• Post your response to the following: Identify the thesis statement in the article AIDS inAfrica: Dying by the numbers. What strategies does the author use to formulate hisargument? What makes the arguments so viable and compelling?Discussion Question 2• Due Date: Day 4 [Main forum]• Review the reading Organizing Your Research Paper on the aXcess page.• Post your response to the following: How does the author of AIDS in Africa: Dying by thenumbers organize information to build his argument? Does he include anycounterarguments? Why or why not? What kinds of statistics, graphs, or illustrations doesthe author include? In what ways do these visuals strengthen the author’s arguments?
    • Week 5 Assignment: Incorporating Statistics, Graphs, and Illustrations  Assignment: Incorporating Statistics, Graphs, and Illustrations• Resources: Incorporating Statistics, Graphs, and Illustrations; Creating Tables tutorial;Axia College Writing Resources Web Site; and Axia College’s Writing Style Handbook• Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]• Review the reading Incorporating Statistics, Graphs, and Illustrations on the aXcesspage; the Microsoft® Word tutorial Creating Tables athttp://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axia/com215/wordchart01.htm; the Preparing EffectiveCharts and Graphs tutorial at the Axia College Writing Resources Web Site athttp://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/techcomm8e/tutorials/chartsgraphs/index.html; and Ch. 1of Axia College’s Writing Style Handbook.• Consider the following: Effective visuals can illustrate points in your research paper andcan help readers understand and accept your arguments more easily.• Answer the following: Identify the different types of statistics, graphs, and illustrationsthat are appropriate for your topic. Where do these visuals fit most effectively into yourpaper? Explain how these visuals strengthen your arguments.• Develop the visuals you plan to use in your research paper.• Write a sentence to introduce each visual within the context of your paper. Refer to theexamples in the reading Incorporating Statistics, Graphs, and Illustrations.• Post your assignment as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
    • Week 5 CheckPoint: Full- Sentence Outline  CheckPoint: Full-Sentence Outline• Resources: Organizing Your Research Paper & Bias, Rhetorical Devices, andArgumentation• Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum]• Review the criteria for full-sentence outlines in Organizing Your Research Paper on theaXcess page.• Create a full-sentence outline that includes effective arguments and counterarguments tosupport your thesis. (Note: Outline only the body of your paper.) Remember to avoid biasand fallacies and to include rhetorical devices that strengthen your writing.• Answer the following: Where did you place the most effective arguments in your paper?Explain your reasoning. How did you address counterarguments without weakening yourown premise?• Post the full- sentence outline as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
    • Week 5 Assignment: Incorporating Statistics, Graphs, and Illustrations VERSION 2  Assignment: Incorporating Statistics, Graphs, and Illustrations• Resources: Incorporating Statistics, Graphs, and Illustrations; Creating Tables tutorial;Axia College Writing Resources Web Site; and Axia College’s Writing Style Handbook• Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]• Review the reading Incorporating Statistics, Graphs, and Illustrations on the aXcesspage; the Microsoft® Word tutorial Creating Tables athttp://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axia/com215/wordchart01.htm; the Preparing EffectiveCharts and Graphs tutorial at the Axia College Writing Resources Web Site athttp://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/techcomm8e/tutorials/chartsgraphs/index.html; and Ch. 1of Axia College’s Writing Style Handbook.• Consider the following: Effective visuals can illustrate points in your research paper andcan help readers understand and accept your arguments more easily.• Answer the following: Identify the different types of statistics, graphs, and illustrationsthat are appropriate for your topic. Where do these visuals fit most effectively into yourpaper? Explain how these visuals strengthen your arguments.• Develop the visuals you plan to use in your research paper.• Write a sentence to introduce each visual within the context of your paper. Refer to theexamples in the reading Incorporating Statistics, Graphs, and Illustrations.• Post your assignment as a Microsoft® Word attachment
    • Week 6 CheckPoint: Introduction and Conclusion  CheckPoint: Introduction and Conclusion• Resource: Drafting Your Research Paper• Due Date: Day 3 [Individual forum]• Consider the components of an effective introduction and an effective conclusionoutlined in Drafting Your Research Paper.• Write an introduction for your research paper that draws in readers.• Write a conclusion for your research paper that neatly wraps up your paper.• Post your response as a Microsoft® Word attachment. (Reminder: You will need acomplete rough draft of your research paper for the activities in Week Seven.)
    • Week 6 DQs  Discussion Question 1• Due Date: Day 2 [Main forum]• Review the sections on introductions and conclusions in the reading Drafting YourResearch Paper on the aXcess page.• Post your response to the following: What type of introduction and what type ofconclusion do you plan to write for your research paper? How does the introduction drawreaders into your argument, and how does the conclusion neatly tie up your paper?Explain your answers.4. Discussion Question 2• Due Date: Day 4 [Main forum]• Post your response to the following: In what ways are full-sentence outlines morebeneficial than topic outlines? If someone asked, “Wouldn’t it be simpler just to write yourpaper than to create a full-sentence outline?” how would you answer? Explain yourresponse. What steps will you take to turn your outline into the body of your rough draft?
    • Week 7 Assignment: Peer Review Workshop PART 1 OF 2  Assignment: Peer Review WorkshopCOM 220 Research WritingCourse Syllabus Page 20• Resources: Giving Constructive Feedback tutorial and Appendix G• Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]• Review the Giving Constructive Feedback tutorial athttp://corptrain.phoenix.edu/AXIA/CRT205/constructive_fee dback.html. />• Perform a peer review of a classmate’s rough draft, which your instructor will place inyour Individual forum on Day 4. Fill in each block of the Peer Review Checklist inAppendix G.• Post the completed Peer Review Checklist as an attachment.• Answer the following questions: The benefits of receiving a peer review are obvious.What benefit does the peer reviewer gain from this activity? What are some drawbacks topeer reviewing? What other methods can you use to provide effective peer feedback?• Retain the Peer Review Checklist you receive from your reviewer to submit with yourfinal paper.
    • Week 7 Assignment: Peer Review Workshop PART 2 OF 2  Assignment: Peer Review WorkshopCOM 220 Research WritingCourse Syllabus Page 20• Resources: Giving Constructive Feedback tutorial and Appendix G• Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]• Review the Giving Constructive Feedback tutorial athttp://corptrain.phoenix.edu/AXIA/CRT205/constructive_fee dback.html. />• Perform a peer review of a classmate’s rough draft, which your instructor will place inyour Individual forum on Day 4. Fill in each block of the Peer Review Checklist inAppendix G.• Post the completed Peer Review Checklist as an attachment.• Answer the following questions: The benefits of receiving a peer review are obvious.What benefit does the peer reviewer gain from this activity? What are some drawbacks topeer reviewing? What other methods can you use to provide effective peer feedback?• Retain the Peer Review Checklist you receive from your reviewer to submit with yourfinal paper.
    • Week 7 CheckPoint: Rough Draft of the Research Paper  CheckPoint: Rough Draft of the Research Paper• Resources: Drafting Your Research Paper, full-sentence outline of your research paper;the introduction and conclusion for your research paper; the Week Five assignmentIncorporating Statistics, Graphs, and Illustrations; Study Guide Web site; and Appendix F• Due Date: Day 3 [Individual forum]• Review the reading Drafting Your Research Paper andhttp://www.studyguide.org/research_paper_guide_2.htm at the Study Guide Web site foran example of how you can convert information in a full-sentence outline into paragraphsfor the rough draft.• Create a rough draft by converting your full-sentence outline into the body of your paper,attaching your introduction to the beginning and your conclusion to the end, and insertingthe visuals you created for the Week Five assignment. Remember to move smoothlyfrom one idea to the next and from one section of your paper to the next by addingtransitions. The rough draft should be a minimum of 1,500 words, complete enough forthe instructor to provide constructive feedback. Be sure to include your reference pagewith the draft.• Post your rough draft as a Microsoft® Word attachment.• Review Appendix F.• Submit a copy of your rough draft to the Center for Writing Excellence and to thePlagiarism Checker for a review.
    • Week 8 DQs  Discussion Question 1• Due Date: Day 2 [Main forum]• Post your response to the following: What was your experience with the Center forWriting Excellence (CWE) in the past? In addition to the CWE, what other writing toolsare available for revising a research paper? How can you become your own editor andlook at your writing with a critical eye?3. Discussion Question 2• Due Date: Day 4 [Main forum]• Post your response to the following: What strategies do you use for revising a paper?How do you know when to accept feedback from another source? What makes feedbackvaluable to you…
    • Week 8 CheckPoint: Research Paper Revision  CheckPoint: Research Paper Revision• Resources: Revising Your Research Paper and peer review of your paper• Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]• Answer the following in 200 to 300 words: What feedback did you receive from the CWE,your peer reviewer, and your instructor? Explain what feedback you will incorporate andwhat feedback you will not incorporate into your paper. Include a rationale for yourchoices.
    • Capstone CheckPoint  Capstone CheckPoint• Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum]• Answer the following questions in 200 to 300 words: Now that you have finished yourresearch paper, what advice would you give to students starting this course? What wouldyou do differently if you were just starting the course? On what would you focus more?On what would you focus less? Explain your answers.
    • Final Project: Persuasive Research Paper  Final Project: Persuasive Research Paper• Resources: Appendix A and Appendix H• Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]• Use the checklist in Appendix H to proofread your final draft. If you cannot answer yes toan item in the proofreading checklist, revise your paper accordingly.• Construct a persuasive research paper, 2,000 to 2,500 words in length, formattedaccording to Axia style guidelines.• Include the following elements:o A title pageo An introduction and a thesis statemento A body with supporting evidence and in-text citationso Effective visuals, appropriately introducedo A conclusiono A reference list with at least five to seven sources, at least three of which must comefrom the University Libraryo A completed peer-review form• Review Appendix A to ensure you have completed every step required for the finalproject.• Post your final project and the peer review checklist a classmate completed for yourresearch paper as Microsoft® Word attachments.