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UT Dallas Syllabus for rhet1302.0s1.07u taught by Shazia Ali (shazia)

UT Dallas Syllabus for rhet1302.0s1.07u taught by Shazia Ali (shazia)

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RHET 1302, Summer 2007
Rhetoric 1302 \u2013 Argumentative Essay
Academic Bridge Program
Summer 2007, MW, 9.00 \u2013 12.00 \u2013 Section 0S1
NOTE: All matters associated with this course are subject to change at
the instructor's discretion. Any changes will be communicated in
writing to students.
I nstructor Contact I nformation
I nstructor: Shazia Ali
Office: JO 4.118
Telephone: 972-883-2050
Em ail:s h a z i a @u t d a l l a s . e d u
Office Hours: M 8.00 \u2013 9.00 and by appointment.
The best w ay to contact me is by email. I generally respond to
emails w ithin 24 hours.
Course Description
The course presents an integrated approach to writing, reading, and
critical thinking by developing the grammatical, logical, and rhetorical
skills necessary for university writing. All classes work in a
computerized learning environment. Students are taught basic
computer literacy and submit all work electronically and on paper.
Student Learning Objectives
1. Students will be able to write in different ways for different
audiences.
2. Students will be able to write effectively using appropriate
organization, mechanics, and style.
3. Students will be able to construct effective written arguments.
4. Students will be able to gather, incorporate, and interpret source
material in their writing.
Required Textbooks
Everything\u2019s An Argument
by Andrea Lunsford, ohn Ruszkeiwecz, and Keith Walters, 3rd ed.
Quick Access Reference for Writers
by Lynn Troyka, 4the d .
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RHET 1302, Summer 2007
Assignments and Academic Calendar
All assignments are due by the next class period unless noted
otherwise. Assignments from The Aims of Argument textbook denoted
byA A ; assignments from A Writer's Resource denoted byAW R
Wed \u2013 June 6: Intro to course \u2013 Sign up for presentations.
Assignm ents: ReadA A Ch. 1 & 2 andAW R Ch. 4.
Mon \u2013 June 11: Discussion ofEA A Ch 1 & 2 andQ A Ch. 4
Assignm ents: Record an observation in your Portfolio; Read Ch. 4 inA A
and bring a magazine to class which has gender related advertisements.
Wed \u2013 June 13: Discussion of Visual Argument and small group rhetorical
analysis of emotional and value appeals in magazine ads.
Assignm ents: Record an observation in your Portfolio and read \u201cThe
Dangers of Femininity.\u201d Read EAA Chp. 15 & 16.
Mon \u2013 June 18: Discuss\u201c The Dangers of Femininity.\u201d Essay 1 Assigned .
Assignm ents: Record an observation in your Portfolio; Read EAA Chp 8
& 9.
Wed \u2013 June 20: Class analysis using Toulmin Method. Work on Essay 1.
Watch Film in class.
Assignm ents: Work on Essay 1
Mon \u2013 June 25: Essay 1 Rough Draft due \u2013 Peer Review and
Conference with Instructor.
Assignm ents: Record an observation in your Portfolio. Work on Essay 1
Final Draft.
Wed \u2013 June 27: Essay 1 Final Draft Due . In-Class work on Essay 2 \u2013
Visual Assignment. Watch film in class.
Assignm ents: Work on Essay 2. Read EAA Chps 10, 11, 12.
Mon \u2013 July 2: Discussion of EAA chapters. Watch film in class.
Assignm ents: Record an observation in your Portfolio; Read \u201cBrokeback
Mountain\u201d and \u201cThe Lottery.\u201d

Mon \u2013 July 9: Discussion of assigned readings. Class discussion of grammar, format, mechanics, evidence, fallacies, and plagiarism discussion (bring AWR Handbook). Discussion on Presentations.

Assignm ents: Work on Essay 2. Record Observation in Portfolio.
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RHET 1302, Summer 2007
Wed \u2013 July 11: Essay 2 Rough Draft due . Peer Review and Conference
with instructor.
Assignm ents: Work on Essay 2
Mon \u2013 July 16: Essay 2 Final Draft due . Essay 3 assigned and in-class
activity.
Assignm ents: Work on Essay 3. Record Observation in Portfolio.
Wed \u2013 July 18: Presentations Due .
Assignm ents: Work on Essay 3.
Mon \u2013 July 23: Essay 3 Rough Drafts due . Peer Review and Conference
with Instructor.
Assignm ents: Work on Essay 3.
Wed \u2013 July 25: Last Day of Class \u2013 Final Drafts of Essay 3 due.
Grading Policy
Assignment Percentages for Summer 2007
Essay 1, Inquiry Argument (including Rough Drafts)
15%
Essay 2, Analysis of Visual Image/ Visual Rhetoric Essay
(Including Rough Drafts)
20%
Essay 3, Convincing or Motivating Argument (Including
Rough Drafts)
25%
Presentations
15
Homework/Short Assignments/Observations
10%
Attendance and Participation
15
Total
100%
You will receive individual grades for yourf i n a l drafts of the three
major essay assignments and for the portfolio. However, at both
midterm and end of the semester you will present a written argument

for what you feel your grade should be based or your specific
assessment of the quality of your learning, especially with regard to
your attendance, participation, promptness, level of writing, effective
use of argumentation, creativity, collaboration, and sound rhetorical

skills.
Evidence supporting your claim(s) must be drawn from your portfolio

and should specifically demonstrate mastery of rhetoric, research,
collaboration, and critical thinking and your development across five
dimensions of learning (confidence and independence, skills and

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