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COM 220 Entire Course (UOP)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.com220genius.com COM 220 Week 1 CheckPoint Research Paper Topic COM 220 Week 1 Assignment Assignment Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation COM 220 Week 2 DQ 1 and DQ 2 COM 220 Week 2 Checkpoint Gathering and Evaluating Information COM 220 Week 3 Checkpoint Annotated Bibliography COM 220 Week 3 COM 220 Week 4 DQ 1 and DQ 2 COM 220 Week 4 Checkpoint Developing a Thesis Statement COM 220 Week 5 CheckPoint Full Sentence Outline Assignment Quoting, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing Sources COM 220 Week 5 Assignment Incorporating Statistics, Graphs, and Illustrations


COM 220 Week 6 DQ 1 and DQ 2 COM 220 Week 6 CheckPoint Introduction and Conclusion COM 220 Week 7 Checkpoint Rough draft of the Research paper COM 220 Week 7 Assignment Peer Review Workshop COM 220 Week 8 DQ 1 and DQ 2 COM 220 Week 8 Checkpoint Writing Skills Assessment COM 220 Week 8 Checkpoint Research Paper Revision COM 220 Week 9 Capstone Checkpoint COM 220 Week 9 Final Project Persuasive Research Paper. ***************************************************

COM 220 Week 1 Assignment Assignment Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation (UOP)

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Assignment: Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation Individual forum] · Due Day 7 [Individual · Resources: American Rhetoric Web site; and Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation Listen to the speech at http://www.americanrhetoric.com/MovieSpeeches/moviespee chcitizenkane2.html by clicking the Windows Media Video link or the Audio mp3 link, or read the transcript of the speech. · Write a minimum 500-word response to the following questions: What are some examples of bias, fallacies, and specific rhetorical devices in the speech? How did the speaker address arguments and counterarguments? Were the speaker’s arguments effective? Explain. · Post your assignment as an attachment. ***************************************************


COM 220 Week 1 CheckPoint Research Paper Topic (UOP)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.com220genius.com CheckPoint: Research Paper Topic · Resources: Appendix A, Appendix C, and the Center for Writing Excellence Grammar Guide. · Review Appendix C. · Select a topic for your research paper. Here are possible topic selections: Affirmative Action Colonization Consumerism Culture Drugs Education Ethics Gun Control Identity


Immigration Literacy Media Politics War Technology · Submit the topic for your instructor’s approval. If you write about a topic your instructor has not approved, your paper will receive a zero. ***************************************************

COM 220 Week 2 Checkpoint Gathering and Evaluating Information (UOP)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.com220genius.com CheckPoint: Gathering and Evaluating Information Individual forum] · Due Day 5 [Individual · Resources: Finding, Evaluating, and Utilizing Credible Information; Bias, Rhetorical


Devices, and Argumentation; the University Library Interactive Tutorial; the Center for Writing Excellence; and Appendix D · Complete the University Library tutorial: Log on to your student Web site. Click on the Library tab. Click on University Library Library. Under Library Services Services, click View the Research Tutorial Tutorial. Click Complete the University Library Interactive Tutorial Tutorial. Follow the prompts to complete the tutorial. · Consider the steps you should follow to complete a general search for reliable sources. · Follow those steps to locate five to eight sources for your research paper. At least three of these sources must come from the University Library. Determine what makes each source credible or not credible. In addition to the steps you should follow to determine the credibility of a source, be aware of any biases or fallacies in the materials.


· Explain what information you think you can use from each source. · Format your sources according to APA guidelines at the Center for Writing Excellence: http://www.apollolibrary.com/cwe/pdfs/AXIASampleAPARef erences.pdf. · Complete Appendix D. · Post Appendix D as an attachment. ***************************************************

COM 220 Week 2 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (UOP)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.com220genius.com Discussion Questions Main forum] · DQ 1 Due Day 2 [Main · Post your response to the following: Where do you normally find information for topics that interest you? How do you know when sources are reliable? Explain your


answers. Main forum] ¡ DQ 2 Due Day 4 [Main ¡ Post your response to the following: Review the following Internet and University Library sources. Determine which sources are reliable and which are not. Explain your answers. Blog: http://www.thenation.com/blogs/thebeat?bid=1&pid=1622 Wiki site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment#Public_opin ion Web site: http://www1bpt.bridgeport.edu/~darmri/capital.html Week Two Electronic Reserve Reading University Library article at http://www.apollolibrary.com/Library/ERR/goerr.aspx?frmCo urse=1598&frmWeek =2, located on the student Web site. ***************************************************

COM 220 Week 3 Assignment Quoting, Summarizing,


and Paraphrasing Sources (UOP)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.com220genius.com Assignment: Quoting, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing Sources Individual forum] · Due Day 7 [Individual · Resources: Finding, Evaluating, and Utilizing Credible Information; Appropriate Style Guidelines; Appendix D; and Appendix E. · Navigate to Grammar and Writing Guides in the Center for Writing Excellence · Read Plagiarism: Using Direct Quotations; Understanding Paraphrase and Summary; Understanding Plagiarism and Common Knowledge. · Practice note-taking techniques by quoting a source you plan to use for your research paper, summarizing a second source, and paraphrasing a third source. · Format your sources according to APA guidelines at the Center for Writing


Excellence to cite your sources: http://www.apollolibrary.com/cwe/pdfs/AXIASampleAPARef erences.pdf · Complete Appendix E. · Answer the following questions: How do you decide what information is noteworthy and what is not? How do you determine whether to quote, paraphrase, or summarize a source? · Post Appendix E as an attachment. ***************************************************

COM 220 Week 3 Checkpoint Annotated Bibliography (UOP)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.com220genius.com CheckPoint: Annotated Bibliography As part of the writing process, you will refine your premise several times. Before you eliminate any sources, you should create a record of your


research in case you decide to revisit an idea. An annotated bibliography tracks your research and compiles summaries of each source. These summaries are valuable resources for writing your final paper. Individual forum] · Due Day 3 [Individual · Resources: Finding, Evaluating, and Utilizing Credible Information; Appropriate Style Guidelines; the Center for Writing Excellence; and the completed Appendix D · Review the sample annotated bibliography at the Center for Writing Excellence at http://www.apollolibrary.com/cwe/pdfs/AXIAAnnotatedbibli ography.pdf. · Review the examples of reference sources at the Center for Writing Excellence at http://www.apollolibrary.com/cwe/pdfs/AXIASampleAPARef erences.pdf. · Complete an annotated bibliography of the sources you plan to use in your research paper. · Answer the following question: What must you do to


convert the annotated bibliography to an APA-formatted reference page as part of the rough draft of your research paper? 路 Post the annotated bibliography as an attachment. ***************************************************

COM 220 Week 4 Checkpoint Developing a Thesis Statement (UOP)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.com220genius.com CheckPoint: Developing a Thesis Statement Individual forum] 路 Due Day 3 [Individual 路 Resources: Stages of the Research Process; Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation; Organizing Your Research Paper; the Time Web site; and the Center for Writing Excellence 路 Review A Nation Apart at http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,186259


6,00.html. · Consider the strategies Simon Elegant used in his article to support his thesis with compelling arguments and counterarguments. · Create a thesis statement for your research paper. To help you craft your thesis, consider using the Thesis Generator at http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/thesis_generator/thesis_generator. html. · Answer the following question: How do you plan to support your thesis with compelling arguments and counterarguments? ***************************************************

COM 220 Week 4 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (UOP)

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Discussion Questions Main forum] · Due Day 2 [Main · Read A Nation Apart at http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1862596, 00.html · Post your response to the following: Identify the thesis statement in the article A

Nation Apart. What strategies does the author use to formulate his argument? What makes the arguments so viable and compelling?

Main forum] · DQ 2 Due Day 4 [Main · Post your response to the following: How does the author of

A Nation Apart organize information to build his argument? Does he include any counterarguments? Why or why not? What kinds of statistics, graphs, or illustrations does the author include? In what ways do these visuals strengthen the author’s arguments? ***************************************************


COM 220 Week 5 Assignment Incorporating Statistics, Graphs, and Illustrations (UOP)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.com220genius.com Assignment: Incorporating Statistics, Graphs, and Illustrations Individual forum] · Due Day 7 [Individual · Resources: Incorporating Statistics, Graphs, and Illustrations; Creating Tables tutorial; and Axia College’s Writing Style Handbook · Review Incorporating Statistics, Graphs, and Illustrations on the student Web site; the Microsoft® Word tutorial Creating Tables at http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axia/com215/wordchart01.htm, and Ch. 1 of Axia College’s Writing Style Handbook. · Consider the following: Effective visuals can illustrate points in your research paper and help readers understand and accept your arguments more easily.


路 Answer the following: Identify the different types of statistics, graphs, and illustrations that are appropriate for your topic. Where do these visuals fit most effectively into your paper? Explain how these visuals strengthen your arguments. 路 Develop two or more visuals you plan to use in your research paper. 路 Write a sentence to introduce each visual within the context of your paper. Refer to the examples in Incorporating Statistics, Graphs, and Illustrations. 路 Post your assignment as an attachment. ***************************************************

COM 220 Week 5 CheckPoint Full Sentence Outline (UOP)

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COM 220 Week 6 CheckPoint Introduction and Conclusion (UOP)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.com220genius.com CheckPoint: Introduction and Conclusion Individual forum] · Due Day 3 [Individual · Resource: Drafting Your Research Paper · Consider the components of an effective introduction and an effective conclusion outlined in Drafting Your Research Paper. · Write an introduction for your research paper that draws in readers. · Write a conclusion for your research paper that wraps up your paper. · Post your introduction and conclusion as an attachment. (Reminder: You will need a


complete rough draft of your research paper for the activities in Week Seven.) ***************************************************

COM 220 Week 6 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (UOP)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.com220genius.com Discussion Questions Main forum] · DQ 1 Due Day 2 [Main · Review the sections on introductions and conclusions in the reading Drafting Your Research Paper on the student Web site. · Post your response to the following: What type of introduction and what type of conclusion do you plan to write for your research paper? How does the introduction draw readers into your argument, and how does the conclusion wrap up your paper? Explain your answers.


Main forum] · DQ 2 Due Day 4 [Main · Post your response to the following: In what ways are full-sentence outlines more beneficial than topic outlines? How would you answer this question, “Wouldn’t it be simpler just to write your paper than to create a full-sentence outline?” Explain your response. What steps will you take to turn your outline into the body of your rough draft? ***************************************************

COM 220 Week 7 Assignment Peer Review Workshop (UOP)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.com220genius.com Assignment: Peer Review Workshop Individual forum] · Due Day 7 [Individual · Resources: Giving Constructive Feedback tutorial and Appendix G


· Review the Giving Constructive Feedback tutorial at http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/AXIA/CRT205/constructive_fee dback.html. · Perform a peer review of a classmate’s rough draft. The instructor will place this in your Individual forum on Day 4. Fill in each block of the Peer Review Checklist in Appendix G. · Post the completed Peer Review Checklist as an attachment. · Answer the following questions: What benefit does the peer reviewer gain from this activity? What are some drawbacks to peer reviewing? What other methods can you use to provide effective peer feedback? · Retain the Peer Review Checklist you receive from your reviewer to submit with your final paper. ***************************************************

COM 220 Week 7 Checkpoint Rough draft of the Research paper (UOP)


FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.com220genius.com CheckPoint: Rough Draft of the Research Paper Individual forum] 路 Due Day 3 [Individual 路 Resources: Drafting Your Research Paper, full-sentence outline of your research paper; the introduction and conclusion for your research paper; the assignment Incorporating Statistics, Graphs, and Illustrations; Study Guide Web site; and Appendix F 路 Review the reading Drafting Your Research Paper and http://www.studyguide.org/research_paper_guide_2.htm at the Study Guide Web site for an example of how to convert information in a full-sentence outline into paragraphs for the rough draft. 路 Create a rough draft by converting your full-sentence outline into the body of your paper, attaching your introduction to the beginning and your conclusion to the end,


and inserting the visuals you created for the Week Five assignment. Move smoothly from one idea to the next and from one section of your paper to the next by adding transitions. The rough draft should be a minimum of 1,500 words, complete enough for the instructor to provide constructive feedback. Include your reference page with the draft. · Post your rough draft as an attachment. · Review Appendix F. · Submit a copy of your rough draft to the Center for Writing Excellence and to the Plagiarism Checker for a review. ***************************************************

COM 220 Week 8 Checkpoint Research Paper Revision (UOP)

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CheckPoint: Research Paper Revision Individual forum] · Due Day 7 [Individual · Resources: Revising Your Research Paper; and peer review of your paper · Write a 200- to 300-word response to the following: What feedback did you receive from the CWE, your peer reviewer, and your instructor? Explain what feedback you will incorporate and what feedback you will not incorporate into your paper. Include a rationale for your choices.

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COM 220 Week 8 Checkpoint Writing Skills Assessment (UOP)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.com220genius.com CheckPoint: Writing Skills Assessment Individual forum] · Due Day 5 [Individual · Consider the following: You will continue to complete academic writing assignments


throughout your college career. As you complete the Writing Skills Assessment and review the feedback, use the information to determine your writing strengths and to note areas that need improvement. 路 Complete the Writing Assessment on the student Web site. 路 Copy and paste your individual results for the assessment into a new post in your Individual forum. Type Writing Assessment in the subject line of this post.

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COM 220 Week 8 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (UOP)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.com220genius.com Discussion Questions Main forum] 路 DQ 1 Due Day 2 [Main 路 Post your response to the following: What was your experience with the Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) in the past? In addition to the CWE, what other writing


tools are available for revising a research paper? How can you become your own editor and review your writing with a critical eye? Main forum] 路 DQ 2 Due Day 4 [Main 路 Post your response to the following: What strategies do you use for revising a paper? How do you know when to accept feedback from another source? What makes feedback valuable to you?

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COM 220 Week 9 Capstone Checkpoint (UOP)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.com220genius.com Capstone CheckPoint Individual forum] 路 Due Day 4 [Individual 路 Write a 200- to 300-word response to the following questions: Now that you have finished your research paper, what advice would you provide


to students starting this course? What would you do differently if you were just starting the course? On what would you focus more? On what would you focus less? Explain your answers.

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COM 220 Week 9 Final Project Persuasive Research Paper (UOP)

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Final Project: Persuasive Research Paper Individual forum] 路 Due Day 7 [Individual 路 Resources: Appendix A and Appendix H 路 Use the checklist in Appendix H to proofread your final draft. If you cannot answer

yes to an item in the proofreading checklist, revise your paper accordingly. 路 Construct a persuasive research paper in 2,000 to 2,500


words, formatted according to Axia-style guidelines. 路 Include the following elements: Title page Introduction and a thesis statement Body with supporting evidence and in-text citations Effective visuals, appropriately introduced Conclusion Reference list with at least five to seven sources, at least three of which must come from the University Library Completed peer-review form 路 Review Appendix A to ensure you have completed every step required for the final project. 路 Format your paper according to APA guidelines. 路 Post your final project and the peer review checklist a classmate completed for your research paper as attachments.


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