Welcome to one of the most dreaded courses in the entire college curriculum: second-semester freshman composition, research and argumentation. You will learn ( I hope) that there is nothing to dread here, and that the skills developed in this course will follow you for the rest of your life. I must, however, warn you: this is a course with an agenda. In it, you will be expected to think about some of the issues issues facing our world and develop your own ideas as you encounter those of others.
Announcement: If you aren't already using Smarthinking, check it out. The services are free for WVUP students. I strongly recommend that all drafts be submitted to have an extra reader look over the paper and make suggestions for improvement. (You did know that nobody's drafts are perfect, right?)
Updated Links: Government Documents - American Psychological Association
Note: the Synthesis Assignment Timeline is now posted on the Assignments page.
New Link (especially for those of you interested in cities): NYU Institute on Cities and the Urban Environment
New link on a clean coal study from Ohio State U: Is Clean Coal Finally a Reality?
2/13: The Links page has been updated with an international section.
For those of you wanting more information on Curitiba, I've added a section featuring both videos and articles on our Links page.