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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English 15  Research & Study Guide

A Guide to Grammar and Style

Citation Style for Research Papers

How to Use an Apostrophe

Ten Words You Need to Stop Misspelling

A Little Help with Capitals

The Golden Rule of Writing (according to Strunk and White)

Argument Proposals

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

Assignment #2: Defining a Term, Concept, or Issue   
Library Research for Definition Essay
Definition Draft Workshop 

Assignment #3: Discursive Bibliographic Essay
Hacker Guide to MLA Documentation 

Assignment #4: Rhetorical Analysis 
American Rhetoric–Online Speech Bank
Rhetorical Analysis Draft Workshop

Assignment #5: Informal Evaluation 
Evaluation Draft Workshop 

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Last updated 31 October 2015
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College of the Liberal Arts
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