All deliverables should be polished, "final" drafts that are uploaded to the Deliverables page of the wiki NO LATER than NOON ET on Mon, May 23.

That evening, we will meet as a group to revise/finalize the projects in a one-hour revision session (7-8:00 pm ET on 5/16). Rather than digressing into a theoretical discussion, we will review/revise and finalize each project. Call-in and Adobe Connect information will be sent separately.

Directions for projects should be written with the following in mind: Correlation with the assigned CLA, Audience (i.e. emergent writers), Clarity, and Specificity.

All final deliverables should be uploaded in a Word format in the space below. Thanks!

Ellsworth and Tysick Unit 3 Deliverables

Topic List

Persuasive Writing

Persuasive Essay Example

From Ann Reich and Hilda White:

CM103: Unit 7 Project
Unit 7: "360 Degrees of Separation: Considering All Sides"
Directions for the Persuasive Project:
Work up a Persuasive essay, building on Unit 5. For this project, you should:
  1. Refine your working thesis statement about your one-sided position about your chosen profession.
  2. Solidify your argument, using quotations and paraphrased information from at least three written sources.
  3. Include two alternate perspectives. One of these can be from someone you know or interview, but at least one must be a viewpoint from a written source (newspaper and magazine editorials count, as do weblogs, “blogs,” and reader responses on news, CJ, and FS websites). More information on this will be offered during our Units 6 and 7 seminars).
  4. Refute the alternate perspectives, also called “counter-arguments.”
  5. Use appropriate documentation: APA internal citation and a References page.
  6. This project’s text should be at least five pages long, in 12 pt. font, double-spaced, with an APA title page and References page.
More tips:
Please see the PDF document on our Doc Sharing, "What is Persuasive Writing.doc”.
Please see Rules for Writers and the PDF documents at the KU Writing Center about APA citation and the References page. More models are in our Doc Sharing. More information on APA citation will be covered in the Units 6 and 7 seminars.
Ann Reich
Hilda White
May 2011

Here are two versions of the Unit 5 project. We're not sure if this should be a combo essay draft and source list or closer to our current U5 project:

from Hilda and Ann R.

Tara Jill and Noah - Unit 2 Library Writing Exercise/Writing Diagnostic (250-350 words, double-spaced, 10-12 point font, 1"

margins) CM 103-3 Illustrate the steps in the writing process.

First Document: Unit 2 Library Instructions
Second Document: Unit 2 Writing Diagnostic Instructions
Third Document: Article from the Library (it's in PDF form so it looks nice and then as a Word document, but it was hard to save it that way, and some of the formatting isn't as nice).

Tara Jill & Noah: Unit 4 Project
Unit 4: Know Your Sources
CM103-3 Illustrate the steps in the writing process

Tina & Ann W. (Team Effort)

  • Unit 09: Final Project (NOTE: This description is broad. Please work on the language/construction and specificity. If possible, you may want to make the paper an alternative only. It could be framed as a "Creative" project).
    CM103-1 Compose original materials in Standard American English
    Research (from a database of research material) current investigative strategies, techniques, tools, and theories. Write a 2-3 page research paper or 5 slide PPT presentation (not including title or references page/slide) explaining three current investigative strategies for law enforcement, fire science, or emergency services management today. (NOTE: Be sure students choose techniques from their current/future profession). From the reference page, pull out only those references which you used to create a reference page on your own.

You will be given a database of articles of current investigative strategies, tools, techniques, and theories. Of these, choose three different resources that reference your chosen career choice. Read through the resources to find different suggestion s and techniques related to your field. These can include: interviewing, digital evidence, surveillance, devices. For each resource, you will focus on one aforementioned technique. Then, you will summarize and describe the strengths and weakness of it. You will do this for each article. You will comprise your information in either of the following formats:
*Create a Powerpoint presentation consisting of six slides (not including the title and reference slides) that review three investigative strategies, tools, techniques, or theories.
*Write a two to three page paper explaining the intricacies, strengths, and weaknesses of three of these investigative strategies, tools, techniques, or theories.
For the reference page/reference slide: Make sure that you appropriately copy the reference citation for each article that you use.

Hi everyone, one idea about the U9 project is that the terminology can be more specific once we have chosen resources a variety of resources from which the students can choose. Above, I found three different resources that might be applicable.