Materials for Writing-intensive Teaching Formats

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The Academic Essay: A Tool for Scaffolding Argumentation

This handout provides an overview of academic essay writing and its role in developing discipline-specific argumentation, and offers a guide to assigning it.
A Rhetorical Vocabulary for Teaching Research-based Writing

This handout presents Joseph Bizup's (Boston University) rhetorical schema for categorizing sources: background, exhibit, argument, and method (or theory). In addition to introducing this vocabulary and briefly making the case for why it is worthwhile to discuss source-use with students in rhetorical terms, this handout offers a guide for teaching with this vocabulary, with suggested writing assignments and in-class activities.