English Composition and Argument

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English Composition and Argument Outline


Concepts Covered:

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

Compiling an Annotated Bibliography

Concepts Covered:

  • What is an Annotated Bibliography?
  • Tips on Writing an Annotated Bibliography
  • Directions for Creating an Annotated Bibliography

Writing an Argumentative Research Paper

Concepts Covered:

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


Concepts Covered:

  • Introduction to Rhetoric
  • Rhetorical Appeals
  • Coherence and Argumentation
  • Toulmin’s Theory of Communication
  • Logical Fallacy
  • Rogerian Argument
  • Logical Fallacy

American Psychological Association (APA) Format

Concepts Covered:

  • Required Elements
  • Format Conventions
  • Citation and References

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

English Composition and Argument 

English Composition and Argument is a course in argument and analysis. It is designed to strengthen interpretive and evaluative skills. It introduces literary and critical analysis and focuses on developing argumentative and persuasive skills. The course incorporates a minor research component.

About the authors:

Senior Contributing Authors

Edward Reges, Shaw University

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