This textbook, How Arguments Work, was designed for use in two kinds of courses: a standard introductory college writing class and a higher-level course on argumentation.
If you are considering adopting How Arguments Work or advocating for its use in your department, you may be faced with the task of showing how it covers the content in a departmental course outline. To make that easier, we have listed the textbook resources that support each of California's statewide course objectives for two English courses. The resource guides below show which chapters address each objective and where to find the relevant ancillary resources such as quizzes, exercises, assignments, and sample papers.
As background information, the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges (ASCCC) provides standardized descriptions for courses commonly taught throughout the state using its Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) through its website C-ID.net. These descriptions are meant to streamline transfer and articulation in the state's public colleges. We have taken the course objectives from ASCCC's course descriptors.
- Resource Guide for College Composition, California Course ID English 100 (C-ID ENGL 100)
- Resource Guide for Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking: California Course ID English 105 (C-ID ENGL 105)