Saylor.org's English Composition/Using the Work of Others

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Upon successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and practice basic principles of incorporating outside sources into persuasive writing.
  • Practice techniques for using research to support various logical structures and rhetorical strategies, including analysis, discussion, and comparison/contrast.
  • Practice incorporating quotations, paraphrases, and summaries into academic writing.
  • Identify the risks of plagiarism and practice techniques for avoiding it.
  • Practice the basic requirements of MLA style and formatting.
  • Research, develop, analyze, and edit an essay of moderate length.