College Freshman Composition

UNIT ONE – the personal narrative
Aristotle
Freytag’s Pyramid
Hero’s Journey
The Plot Snake
In Media Res
In The Moment Descriptions
It And Was
Dialogue

UNIT TWO – the academic research essay
Seven Step Research Process
Marginalia
A Word on Wikipedia
Stealing Research
Annotated Bibliography
Academic Form
Writing to Learn
Writing to Know
Thesis Formula
HOT Introductions
TEA paragraphs
Evidence Sandwich
Incorporating Studies
Incorporating Quotes
Paraphrasing
What Does It Mean
Call to Action

UNIT THREE – the persuasive essay
Joining the Conversation
Importance of Story
The Quote Bomb
When Form Is Not Enough

APPENDIX
Top Twenty Grammar Errors
Recommended Reading
Teacher Resources
Student Resources
On the Web
The Power Points
Works Cited

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