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Rhetoric and Style syllabus
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ENG 151: Rhetoric and Style
English and Communications
Fall 2013
MWF 7:45-9:00
Instructor:
Nell Novara
Email:
@eastwest.edu
Blog:
ENG151Fall2013.wordpress.com
Required Text:
Reinking and Osten.
Strategies for Successful Writing: A Rhetoric, ResearchGuide, Reader, and Handbook 
. 10
th
Ed.
Course Description:
Rhetoric and Style is a course designed to help you develop skills inwriting and critical thinking that will help guide you towards more effective writtencommunication in your chosen field. You will be introduced to the various forms andconventions of essay writing through producing expressive, expository, and persuasive essayswhile exploring all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming to revision. You will work on improving and developing skills in thinking clearly, reading carefully, and writing effectively.
Goal:
By the end of this course, students should be able to identify and analyze rhetoricalstrategies, write coherent and correct papers of a variety of types, and use standard MLA citationcorrectly.
Course Objectives:
At the end of this course students should be able to:
 
Demonstrate a college vocabulary
 
Discover a main idea
 
Show the relation between the main idea and supporting evidence
 
Abstract the logic upon which an argument is based
 
Detect logical fallacies
 
Evaluate the relevance of examples
 
Discover paragraph and essay patterns
 
Recognize and evaluate figurative language
 
Distinguish different tones--As measured by response essays and class discussion
 
Organize an essay around a thesis
 
Develop supporting evidence in logical paragraphs
 
Use transitions
 
Use vocabulary appropriate to audience and purpose
 
Vary sentence pattern and length appropriately
 
Construct sentences grammatically
 
Employ the conventions of Standard English
 
Use MLA citation correctly and where appropriate
 
--As measured by five essays
Grade Scale:
90-100% A80-89% B70-79% C60-69% D0-60% F
Course Rules:
1.
 
Any reading or assignment should be completed for the day it is listed2.
 
 NO LATE WORK will be accepted.3.
 
Unannounced, or “pop” quizzes will be given in class over a variety of topics
 4.
 
 No extra credit will be given5.
 
There will be time allotted in class to work on assignments and essays6.
 
Students will be required to review
classmates’ essays during the quarter 
 7.
 
 NO personal electronic devices are to be used during class time. I highly doubt thatanything on Facebook will be relevant to our discussions8.
 
Any attempts at plagiarism will not be tolerated. If you have questions about whatconstitutes plagiarism, please come and talk to me
Attendance:
Students are expected to attend each class meeting and arrive on time. Studentswho arrive 15 minutes late will be marked tardy, and two (2) tardies will be considered oneabsence. Students who arrive half an hour to an hour late will be marked absent. Final gradeswill drop by one letter grade if a student is absent four (4) or more times during the quarter.
Class Blog:
I will post ALL assignments and class information on the class blog, which can befound at: ENG151Fall2013.wordpress.com. It is extremely important that you check the blogoften, as the assignment calendar will most likely change a bit as the course progresses.Assignments and documents will often be accompanied by photos and videos that I findinteresting/funny, so please enjoy yourself.
 
Course Calendar
**All readings are DUE on the day listed. Also note that this schedule is likely to change, somake sure to be checking the blog!**
WEEK ONE
Monday, September 30 Class IntroductionWednesday, October 2 Read Chapter 1- 2-9Friday, October 4 Read Chapter 3- 35-47
WEEK TWO
Monday, October 7 Read Chapter 8Wednesday, October 9
Read “The Perfect Picture” (462)
 Friday, October 11 Begin generating ideas for Narrative Essay (3-5 pages, doublespaced)
WEEK THREE
Monday, October 14
Read and write summary of “Momma’s Encounter” (467)
 Present thesis statementsWednesday, October 16
Read “Sound and Fury” (464)
 Friday, October 18
Narrative Essay DUE
Read “Fast Track to Perfection” (483)
 
WEEK FOUR 
Monday, October 21
Read “Let’s Get Vertical” (490)
 Begin work on Process Analysis Essay (3-5 pages)Wednesday, October 23 Continue work on Process Analysis EssayFriday, October 25
Read “Can Generation Xers be Trained?” (493)
 Intro to Comparison
WEEK FIVE
Monday, October 28
Process Analysis Paper DUE
Read “Art Form for the Digital Age” (534)
 Wednesday, October 30 Comparison Essay work (4-6 pages)

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