Saylor.org's English Composition/Academic Writing

Upon successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical concepts that underlie academic writing.
  • Practice the techniques of written argumentation and persuasion.
  • Identify and practice developing the essential components of a written argument.
  • Practice techniques for identifying and writing for a specific audience.
  • Practice techniques for forming basic persuasive appeals.
  • Practice the most common logical structures used in academic writing.
  • Practice techniques for identifying and avoiding logical fallacies in persuasive writing.
  • Demonstrate competence in various rhetorical strategies and logical structures by developing, analyzing, and revising original essays.
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