Course Contents at a Glance

The following list shows the modules for this courseware. To see all of the pages, visit the Table of Contents.

Rhetorical Reading

  • Rhetorical Context
  • Active Reading Strategies
  • Vocabulary-Building Reading Strategies

Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay

  • Organically Structured Essays
  • Effective Paragraphs
  • Effective Introductions and Conclusions


  • Revising for Content
  • Revising for Structure
  • Revising for Style
  • Revising for Grammar and Mechanics


  • Analysis As Critical Thinking
  • Keys to Successful Analysis
  • Types of Analysis

Rhetorical Appeals

  • Logos
  • Pathos
  • Ethos

Academic Argument

  • Argumentative Thesis Statements
  • Logical Fallacies
  • Building Common Ground
  • Rebuttal and Refutation of Counterargument

Evaluating Sources

  • Types of Sources
  • Print Sources
  • Online Sources
  • Multimedia Sources

Using Sources

  • Integrating Source Material
  • Using Paraphrase, Summary, and Quotation
  • Citing Sources
  • Establishing Source Credibility


  • Reflection in Thinking and Learning
  • Writing Reflection
  • The Commonplace Book


  • Apostrophes
  • Semicolons and colons
  • Commas
  • Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments


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