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Course Handouts

Acrobat icon "Foreword" and Chapter 11 from Amusing Ourselves to Death (Neil Postman)

Acrobat icon "A Tale of Two Dystopias" (Francis Fukuyama)

Acrobat icon "Five Things We Need to Know About Technological Change" (Neil Postman)

Acrobat icon An Overview of Philosophical Ethics

Some Perspectives on Robotics

"Artificial Humanity" by Julia Gorin

“Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us” by Bill Joy

"Can Robots Rule the World? Not Yet" by Kenneth Chang

"Terrorism and the Global Digital Divide" by Peter Yu

"Wired Up for Wealth" by Mark Ward

"Report Cautions on 'Digital Divide'" by Brian Thomson

Writing and Rhetoric

Acrobat icon Basics of Writing; Or What I Should Have Learned in English 101

Acrobat icon The Practice of Good Readers

Acrobat icon Formal Requirements for Essays

Acrobat icon Using Text in Essays (handout)

Acrobat icon Quoting Guidelines (handout)

Ethos, Logos, Pathos: Three Ways to Persuade

Walvoord and McCarthy on Good/Better/Best

Organizing an Essay: Using Representative Cases

Organizing an Essay: Cause and Effect

What to Avoid and What to Do (Developing an Essay)

Use of Text (MLA Citation)

MLA Citation Examples

Writing Effective Sentences

Writing Effective Paragraphs

Writing Research Papers

Research Paper: Topic

Research Paper: Scope

Research Paper: Research

Research Paper: Outline

Grading Scales

Essay Grading Rubric

Sample Diederich Grading Scale

Commonly Used Grading Criteria

Notes to Style

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