Foundational Writing Project: Reading Critically (Weeks 1 - 2)
How do we become experts? In the first week, you will prepare a brief
foundational writing exercise designed to help you build central skills
for the course. I will ask you to write a critical review of an article
about expertise. Specifically, we will focus on how to:
Project One: Visual Analysis (Weeks 2 - 5):
- read critically;
- summarize, question, analyze, and evaluate written text;
- engage with the work of others;
- understand the stages of the writing process;
- workshop writing;
- incorporate reader feedback;
- integrate quotes/evidence;
- cite the work of others.
What can we learn about your topic from a visual image? What arguments do visual images make? I will ask you to select a visual image related to a chosen area of inquiry/topic and then analyze that image in order to make an argument about your topic. Specifically, we will continue to work on the writing elements we learned from the critical review, as well as build on them by focusing on how to:
Project Two: Case Study (Weeks 3 - 6)
- summarize, question, analyze, and evaluate visual texts;
- argue and support a position;
- use evidence;
- respond toward revision;
- achieve cohesion;
- develop paragraph unity;
- revise; and
What questions or arguments can a case study reveal about your topic? I will ask you to research a particular person, event, entity, or concept in your selected topic and, drawing on multiple resources, make an argument about your topic through that case study. We'll also be working together to collaboratively crowdsource a bibliography of potential resources. Specifically, we will continue to work with the elements we learned from your critical review and Project 1, as well as build on them by focusing on how to:
Project Three: Op-Ed (Weeks 6 - 9)
- conduct research;
- write an extended argument;
- examine disciplinary expectations;
- develop an intertextual conversation;
- understand popular sources and scholarly sources;
- craft effective titles;
- create effective introductions; and
- write strong conclusions.
What do you think people need to know about your selected topic? In this third and final unit, we will turn to a more public form of writing as I ask you to write an op-ed (opposite the editorial page) about your selected topic for a publication of your choosing (you do not actually have to submit it to that publication). Specifically, we will continue to work with the elements we learned in the previous projects, as well as build on them by focusing on how to:
- write for publics;
- write concisely;
- edit and proofread thoroughly;
- decide whether to use active or passive voice; and
- transfer writing skills to new writing contexts.
Coursera est une entreprise numérique proposant des formation en ligne ouverte à tous fondée par les professeurs d'informatique Andrew Ng et Daphne Koller de l'université Stanford, située à Mountain View, Californie.
Ce qui la différencie le plus des autres plateformes MOOC, c'est qu'elle travaille qu'avec les meilleures universités et organisations mondiales et diffuse leurs contenus sur le web.