College English and Composition II 

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College English and Composition II Outline


Concepts Covered:

  • Plagiarism
  • Video: Types of Plagiarism and How to Avoid Them

Understanding How to Avoid Plagiarism and Overview of Rhetoric

Concepts Covered:

  • Ethics in Writing
  • Rhetoric: What it Means and How to Use It
  • Thinking Rhetorically

Five Rhetorical Offices

Concepts Covered:

  • Five Offices of Rhetoric


Concepts Covered:

  • Invention
  • Definition Strategy
  • Using Research
  • “The Rhetoric of Research” by Simon Lancaster
  • Conducting Research
  • Developing a Research Strategy
  • PC “cubed”
  • Five Tips to Improve Problem-Solving
  • Problem-Solving Strategy for Invention

Officer of Rhetoric: Organization

Concepts Covered:

  • Organization
  • Organizing your Writing

Help with both Invention and Organization: Understand the Audience

Concepts Covered:

  • Purpose
  • Assignment
  • Finding your Audience
  • Writing for your Audience
  • Analyzing your Audience

More about Audience: The Tools you Have

Concepts Covered:


  • Ethos, Logos, and Pathos

Offices of Rhetoric: Delivery, Style, and Memory

Concepts Covered:

  • Delivery, Style, and Memory

The Take-Aways from these Readings

Concepts Covered:

  • How do these Readings Relate to my Writing

MLA Formatting

Concepts Covered:

  • MLA Basics
  • MLA Formatting Example
  • Video: How to Set Up an MLA Formatted Paper
  • Video: How to Set Up a Works Cited Page in MLA Formatting

Writing and Argumentative Research Paper

Concepts Covered:

  • Topic Selection
  • Preliminary Research
  • Evaluating Sources for Credibility
  • Organizing, Drafting, and Polishing
  • Incorporating Sources

Point of View

Concepts Covered:

  • Point of View
  • Video: Types of Point of View
  • Video: Finding and Fixing Second Person Point of View


Concepts Covered:

  • Revision
  • Video: Importance of Revision
  • Video: Ways to Approach Revising an Academic Paper
  • Video: What to do after Revising
  • Video: How Reading Out Loud Helps with Revision
  • Video: How Revising and Editing are Different

About the book

College English and Composition II 

College English and Composition II is an introductory course in expository writing. It is designed to increase understanding of the demands of academic writing. It emphasizes the writing process, writing with clarity and purpose, developing and organizing ideas effectively, and using the conventions of edited English. Students practice writing expositions and arguments informed by short readings and also enhance their research skills.

About the authors:

Senior Contributing Authors

Mark Branson, Shaw University

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