Background on the Course
CO300 as a University Core Course
Short Description of the Course
Alternative Approaches and Assignments
(Possible) Differences between COCC150 and CO300
What CO300 Students Are Like
And You Thought...
Beginning with Critical Reading
Opportunities for Innovation
Portfolio Grading as an Option
Teaching in the computer classroom
Finally. . .
Audience awareness and rhetorical contexts
Critical thinking and reading
Focusing and narrowing topics
Mid-course, group, and supplemental evaluations
More detailed explanation of Rogerian argument and Toulmin analysis
Policy statements and syllabi
Portfolio explanations, checklists, and postscripts
Presenting evidence and organizing arguments/counter-arguments
Research and documentation
Writing assignment sheets
Assignments for portfolio 1
Assignments for portfolio 2
Assignments for portfolio 3
Workshopping and workshop sheets
On workshopping generally
Workshop sheets for portfolio 1
Workshop sheets for portfolio 2
Workshop sheets for portfolio 3
Workshop sheets for general purposes
Sample materials grouped by instructor
Purpose - A Toulmin analysis is a systematic dissection of an argument to lay out the claim, supporting reasons, and evidence clearly.
Audience - Yourself, but remember that clarity is essential to an effective Toulmin analysis.
Organization - Your analysis will follow the pattern laid out in Aims as captured in the file toulmin.txt. (You must type the one you turn in with Portfolio 1.)
Development - Include enough detail so that you can remember the argument fully.
Coherence - Make sure the connections between the claim and reasons, between reasons and analysis of reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between objections and rebuttal are clear.
Style - You are the primary audience, but I’ll be reading these also, so please conform to the conventions of Edited American English (i.e., spelling counts!).