Oct 17, 2021  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog
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WR 122 - Argument, Research and Multimodal Composition

4 Credit(s)

This course continues the focus of WR 121 in its review of rhetorical concepts and vocabulary, in the development of reading, thinking, and writing skills, along with metacognitive competencies understood through the lens of a rhetorical vocabulary. Specifically, students will identify, evaluate, and construct chains of reasoning, a process that includes an ability to distinguish assertion from evidence, recognize and evaluate assumptions, and select sources appropriate for a rhetorical task. Students will employ a flexible, collaborative, and appropriate composing process, work in multiple genres, and utilize at least two modalities. They will produce 3500-4500 words of revised, final draft copy or an appropriate multimodal analog for this amount of text. Students will produce at least one essay of at least 1500 words, demonstrating competence in both research and academic argumentation.

Prerequisite: WR 121   or WR 121_H   
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Exhibit rhetorical awareness & competence
2. Apply key rhetorical concepts through analyzing and composing a variety of texts
3. Analyze and synthesize college-level texts for specific and varied rhetorical tasks/goals
4. Engage in research as a recursive and inquiry-based process
5. Capitalize on the communal and conversational nature of academic research in composing a variety of texts
6. Demonstrate flexible and rhetorically appropriate composing strategies
7. Provide constructive peer feedback
8. Respond effectively to peer and instructor feedback
9. Experiment with and adapt composing processes for a variety of technologies and modalities
10. Deliberatively use the conventions of Standard Edited English to enhance meaning
11. Consistently maneuver text structure, paragraphing, sentence structure, and word choice appropriate to genre
12. Systematically and skillfully apply citation conventions
13. Reflect on and document procedural knowledge gained in the areas of writing strategies
14. Transfer and apply writing knowledge to new contexts



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