English 103 - Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking - Abram Antler
|Course:||Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking|
My name is Abram Antler. I am now in my 8th year at College of the Canyons Not that I want to get too into my personal life, but I have a 13-year-old daughter entering the 8th grade and I am an amateur musician. I run and work out in my free time.
English 103 Examines the principles of critical thinking as applied to writing and reading arguments on complex issues. Focuses on close textual analysis, argumentative writing, and logical reasoning. Essay topics may include pop culture, politics, social issues, or moral/ethical issues.
What to Expect in this Course
Please log on to Canvas on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-9:20 a.m. Webcams and microphones are necessary for this course as I am expecting you to work with a partner or small group when we are together for our Online Live classes. We will be working on the writing assignments together and eventually, be conducting peer reviews for the essays that come due.
Types of Assessments
1) Three finished essay drafts, 3 pages in length + Works Cited page worth a total of 60 points (20 points each).
2) Midterm examination worth a total of 20 points.
3) Final examination worth a total of 20 points.
4) Final research paper essay worth a total of 100 points.
5) Canvas module activities worth a total of 50 points.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
- Current Issues and Enduring Questions, 12th Edition, Sylvan Barnet, Hugo Bedau, and John O’Hara Editors, Bedford St. Martins Publishers, Boston (2019).
- A copy of the United States Constitution.
Other Relevant Course Information
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Last updated: 08/09/2021 Sub#: 495