Unit 2 Learning Outcomes

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

  • identify various genres in 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 using research to support various logical structures and rhetorical strategies, including analysis, discussion, and comparison/contrast;
  • practice techniques for identifying and avoiding logical fallacies in persuasive writing; and
  • demonstrate competence in various rhetorical strategies and logical structures by developing, analyzing, and revising original essays.

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