Modes of Writing and Argumentation builds upon the argumentative structures and generic terminology covered in TAA to introduce students to literary terms and more formalized theoretical approaches to literature, including narrative, genre, intertextuality, and metaphor. Students continue the work of reading texts in conversation and competition with their predecessors and, in longer essays that require more sophisticated argumentative structures to support complex claims, they begin to articulate their own theory of intertextuality in action. Students solidify their mastery of MLA style, and continue to develop oral presentation skills to complement their skill in writing.
Modes of Writing and Argumentation
Textual Analysis and Argumentation (OE010) or placement assessment
For the optional writing lab, enroll in Modes of Writing and Argumentation Writing Lab (OE11WL).