English 15S Freshman Rhetoric & Composition / First-Year Seminar



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Warning: This course contains material on rhetoric.  Rhetoric is a theory, not a fact, regarding the effective use of language. 
This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully, and critically considered. 

 

 

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Syllabus 

Department of English grading standards

Department of English Plagiarism Policy 

Penn State Center for Excellence in Writing

The Golden Rule of Writing (per Strunk and White)

Purdue Online Writing Lab

A Guide to Grammar and Style

Research and Documentation Online

Citation Style for Research Papers

Ten Words You Need to Stop Misspelling

A Little Help with Capitals

Argument Proposals

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Angel

Turnitin.com

 

 

Assignment #1: This I Believe Essay
This I Believe website
WPSU’s This I Believe
This I Believe reading schedule (section 4)
This I Believe reading schedule (section 6)
This I Believe Draft Workshop

Assignment #2: Definition  
Library Research for Definition
Definition Draft Workshop 

Assignment #3: Rhetorical Analysis 
American Rhetoric–Online Speech Bank
Rhetorical Analysis Draft Workshop

Assignment #4: Recommendation Essay 
Recommendation Draft Workshop 

  Appointment schedule  

 

 

 

 

Instructor: Paul M. Kellermann   
Office:    147 Burrowes Building
Mailbox: 139 Burrowes Building
Phone:   814.865.3949 (office)
E-mail:   pmk8@psu.edu 

Office hours: Tuesday 2:30-3:30, Thursday 10:00-11:00, Thursday 3:00-4:00, and by appointment

 

 

Last updated 31 October 2012
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