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  RHET 1302, Fall 2011 - 012 1 RHET 1302: RhetoricCourse Syllabus Fall 2011Section 012MWF 1:00-1:50 p.m. Class location: JO 3.908Instructor: Andra Yount Email: ajy051000@utdallas.eduOffice Number: JO 3.902Office Hours: MW 2:00-3:00p.m. or by appointment*available by email only; no phone inmy office NOTE : All matters associated with this course are subject to change at the instructor'sdiscretion. Any and all changes will be communicated to students in writing. Course Description RHET 1302 will prepare you for college-level writing while helping you develop your critical thinking skills. Rhetoric is the study and practice of how people communicatemessages, not only in writing and speech, but also through visual and digital mediums.In this class, you will develop skills to analyze the way rhetoric, in its various forms,addresses audiences. By paying attention to the strategies that good writers andspeakers use to persuade their particular audiences, you will learn to reason better andto persuade others in your own writing, both through rhetorical appeals and throughanalysis of audience, purpose, and exigency that is at the heart of the study of rhetoric.For RHET 1302, you will read and reread texts and write multi-draft essays. Practicallyspeaking, you will learn skills that you can use in your future course work regardless of your major. Student Learning Objectives ã Students will be able to write in different ways for different audiences. ã Students will be able to write effectively using appropriate organization,mechanics, and style. ã Students will be able to construct effective written arguments. ã Students will be able to gather, incorporate, and interpret source material in their writing. Required Texts Rosenwasser, David and Stephen, Jill. Writing Analytically with Readings . Secondedition. Boston: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2011. Print.  RHET 1302, Fall 2011 - 012 2 Also Required Access to a relatively updated version of Microsoft Word processing (2011 versionavailable on all UTD campus computers). All assignments must be submitted toTurnitin.com as a .docx or .doc file only. No other file types will be accepted.*The E-portfolio is the one exception, which will be in pdf format and submitted on E-learning at semester’s end. Fall 2011 Assignments and Academic Calendar  Wed, Aug 24 Introduction to the Course Diagnostic EssayCourse syllabus and class expectationsDiscuss the basics of writing: organization, development (transitionalwords and phrases, paragraph structure), style issuesFri, Aug 26 Writing and the Writing ProcessLecture: The Rhetorical SituationReading: “In Defense of Distraction” by Sam Anderson, WA pg. 503Mon, Aug 29 Writing and the Writing Process Writing Analytically  , Chapter 1Wed, Aug 31 The Process of Critical Analysis Writing Analytically  , Chapter 2Fri, Sep 2 The Process of Critical Analysis Writing Analytically  , Chapter 3Begin Blog project (ongoing throughout the semester) Mon, Sep 5 Labor Day Holiday (no classes) Wed, Sep 7 Making Common Topics More Analytical Writing Analytically, Chapter 7 Fri, Sep 9 Using Evidence/Claims Writing Analytically  , Chapter 8   Mon, Sep 12 Finding, Citing, and Integrating Sources Writing Analytically  , Chapter 14 *bring 1 example of an unconventional source or “difficult tocite” source to class on this day and an attempted correspondingWorks Cited entry Wed, Sep 14 Finding, Citing, and Integrating Sources Writing Analytically  , Chapter 14 (cont’d)Plagiarism Tutorial at[http://www.utdallas.edu/library/help/PlagiarismTutorial/Plagiarism.htm]Fri, Sep 16 Introduce Essay #1 Assignment (choose an essay from WA )   Writing Analytically  , Chapter 9, Analyzing ArgumentsMon, Sep 19 Writing About Reading Writing Analytically  , Chapter 5 (cont’d) (see ex on pg 113)  RHET 1302, Fall 2011 - 012 3 Wed, Sep 21 Reading AnalyticallyReadings TBA: 2 essays from different subject areas:Chapter 20, “Manners, Communication, and Technology”Chapter 21, “Places and Spaces: Cities and Suburbs”Practice producing an outline/prewriting for rhet analysis essay   Fri, Sep 23 Reading AnalyticallyContinuation of previous Wednesday’s classMon, Sep 26 Making Interpretations Writing Analytically  , Chapter 6Wed, Sep 28 Thesis Statements Writing Analytically, Chapter 11Fri, Sep 30 Thesis Statements Print sample student essays from E-learning (essay 1) and bringto class with comments & grade for each on this day  Mon, Oct 3 In-Class Workshop/Peer Revision/Conferences – Essay #1Wed, Oct 5 In-Class Workshop/Peer Revision/Conferences – Essay #1Fri, Oct 7 In-Class Workshop/Peer Revision/Conferences – Essay #1Mon, Oct 10 DUE: Essay #1 Final Draft (on Turnitin.com as .docx/.doc fileonly) Lecture: Spoken arguments & presentationsimprovisation exercise   Wed, Oct 12 Introduce Essay #2 Assignment: Visual RhetoricView examples (depending on media access)Fri, Oct 14 Analyzing the Visual*bring laptops if possible on this dayMon, Oct 17 Analyzing the Visual Writing Analytically  , Chapter 24 Print sample student essays from E-learning (essay 2) and bringto class with comments & grade for each on this day  Wed, Oct 19 Analyzing the Visual (cont’d)Fri, Oct 21 Organizing the Essay using 10 on 1 Writing Analytically  , Chapter 10Mon, Oct 24 Organizing the Essay using 10 on 1 Writing Analytically  , Chapter 10   (cont’d)Wed, Oct 26 In-Class Workshop/Peer Revision/Conferences – Essay #2Fri, Oct 28 In-Class Workshop/Peer Revision/Conferences – Essay #2Mon, Oct 31 In-Class Workshop/Peer Revision/Conferences – Essay #2***Tue, Nov **Last day to drop with a WP/WF*** Wed, Nov 2 DUE: Essay #2 Final Draft Introduce Essay #3 Assignment Writing Analytically  , Chapter 13   Fri, Nov 4 Academic Research Essay (cont’d)Choosing a workable topic   Mon, Nov 7 Style and Word Choice Writing Analytically  , Chapter 17Bring research/thesis so far   RHET 1302, Fall 2011 - 012 4 Wed, Nov 9 Presentations: outline/thesis statement/proposal/research 3-5 minutes   Fri, Nov 11 Presentations: outline/thesis statement/proposal/research 3-5 minutesMon, Nov 14 DUE: Proposal/Annotated Bib for Essay 3 Review titles, thesis statements, form, audience, the academic paper as a special caseWed, Nov 16 Grammar and Punctuation Writing Analytically  , Chapter 19   Fri, Nov 18 In-Class Workshop/Peer Revision/Conferences – Essay #3Mon, Nov 21 In-Class Workshop/Peer Revision/Conferences – Essay #3Wed, Nov 23 In-Class Workshop/Peer Revision/Conferences – Essay #3 Nov 24-26 Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes) Mon, Nov 28 DUE: Essay #3 Final Draft (on Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.) Introduce Reflection Essay assignmentLecture: Writing and speaking under pressure (deadlines or speechdebate)E-portfolio checklist & instructionsWed, Nov 30 Reading AnalyticallyReadings TBA: 2 essays from the following chapters:Chapter 22, “Race, Ethnicity, and the ‘Melting Pot’”Chapter 23, “The Language of Politics or the Politics of Language”   Fri, Dec 2 Reflection Essay Due Course EvaluationMon, Dec 5 E-Portfolio Due (single pdf document to E-learning) Course Wrap-Up Grading Blog Project 5%Essay #1: Rhetorical Analysis 15%Essay #2: Visual Analysis 20%Essay #3: Academic Research Essay & Proposal(Proposal = 5% of total 30%)30%E-Portfolio 10%Homework/Peer Review/Other Assignments 10%Participation 10% Total 100% (I will make use of the +/- system in grading as stipulated by The   University of Texas at Dallas Undergraduate Catalogue, 2010-2012  .)  Assignment Descriptions  ( Note: You must submit all major assignments to Turnitin.com by the due date.

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