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



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A Guide to Grammar and Style

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A Little Help with Capitals

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Assignment #1: This I Believe Essay
This I Believe website
WPSU’s This I Believe
Peer Review Guidelines (TIB)
This I Believe Draft Workshop
This I Believe reading schedule

Assignment #2: Defining a Term, Concept, or Issue   
Library Research for Definition Essay
The MLA Style Center
Research and Citation Resources
Peer Review Guidelines (definition)
Definition Draft Workshop 

Assignment #3: Rhetorical Analysis 
American Rhetoric–Online Speech Bank
Peer Review Guidelines (RA)
Rhetorical Analysis Draft Workshop 

Assignment #4: This I Believe Podcast
NPR Podcast Directory
Best Podcasts Ever

Assignment #5: Informal Evaluation 
Peer Review Guidelines (evaluation)
Evaluation Draft Workshop 

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Paul M. Kellermann   

Office:    116 Burrowes Building

Mailbox: 430 Burrowes Building


E-mail:   pmk8@psu.edu 

Office hours:  Monday 11:30-12:30, Tuesday 4:30-5:30, Friday 11:30-12:30, and by appointment


Last updated 25 October 2016

Department of English
College of the Liberal Arts
The Pennsylvania State University