- Learn to compose the type of argument that you are most likely to encounter beyond this class: a practical proposal argument.
- Practice exploring, analyzing a problem and proposing the best possible solution to it – problem solving is one of the most valuable skills you will learn through this class and this specific assignment.
- Continue to practice writing a clear, focused thesis (the solution).
- Continue to learn to effectively locate and evaluate sources
- Continue to learn to purposefully synthesize the ideas of others into your own writing.
- Use document design (appropriate layout, overall neatness, clear headings, flawless editing, use of visuals) as a powerful rhetorical device.
- Use multiple rhetorical devices and appeals to persuade a specific audience to your point of view.
Additional Readings for Instructors