English 103 - Critical Read/Writ/Thinking - Naomi Tarle
Hello scholars! My name is Naomi Tarle, and I will be your instructor for English 103. I am here to support you. Get ready to think critically!
English 103 is a 3-unit course that examines the principles of critical thinking as applied to writing and reading arguments on complex issues. This class focuses on close textual analysis, argumentative/persuasive writing, and logical reasoning.
What to Expect in this Course
This course is 100% online and there are NO face-to-face meetings. The Canvas course site cannot be accessed until the first day of the semester. This course requires a great deal of discipline, organization, reading and participation 4-5 days a week. There is a great deal of challenging reading in this course, so please be aware that you may be asked to read anywhere from 25-75 pages a week IN ADDITION to viewing PowerPoints, handouts, videos and websites if applicable.
Types of Assessments
Over the course of the class, you should expect to complete anywhere from 2-4 assignments (discussion board responses, activities, and quizzes) per week IN ADDITION to one 4 page essay, two 5 page essays, and one 6 page essay (4 essays total for the semester).
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
From Critical Thinking to Argument, A Portable Guide
By: Sylvan Barnet, Hugo Bedau, John O'Hara
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Last updated: 05/27/2021 Sub#: 88