LEAP Course Schedule

Course Schedule

 

Key:

PS: Penn Statements, Spring 2015 edition.

EAA: Everything’s an Argument with Readings. 6th Edition.  Lunsford, Andrea A, John J. Ruszkiewicz, and Keith Walters. ISBN#: 9781457606045

SCG: Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace. 5th Edition. Williams, Joseph and Gregory Colomb. ISBN#: 9780321953308

 

Note: Syllabus is subject to change; however, I will always alert you to any changes.

 

Date Day Topic Reading Due Writing Due
7/1 W Rhetoric EAA: Ch. 1 (Reading and Understanding Arguments: p. 1-29) In 350 to 500 words describe your previous experiences with writing and three personal goals.(In-class activity)
7/2 R Available Means of Persuasion EAA: Ch. 2, 3, and 4 (Pathos, Ethos, Logos, p. 30-73)
7/3 F No Class No Class No Class
 

 

Week 2

Date Day Topic Reading Due Writing Due
7/6 M Understanding Rhetorical AnalysisProposal Workshop EAA: Ch. 6 (Rhetorical Analysis, p. 90-111) Proposal: Rhetorical Analysis.
7/7 T Library Day! Meet in Pattee Library, rm. W211A Locating and Evaluating Sources EAA: Ch. 18, 19, 20. Evaluating Sources, Using Sources, Plagiarism, p. 410-445 Library Day! Meet in Pattee Library, rm. W211A
7/8 W Exploring and Critiquing Examples of Rhetorical Analysis EAA: Ch. 5 Fallacies of ArgumentPS: p. 6-12, 14-18
7/9 R Peer Review Workshop SCG: Ch. 1 (Understanding Style)Ch. 2 (Actions) Rough Draft: Rhetorical AnalysisClass will meet in 007 Life Sciences BuildingBlog Post 1- Choose a current event that relates to rhetoric in some way and tell us about it
7/10 F Introduction to Assignment 2: Compare and Contrast EAA: Ch. 10 Evaluations Final Draft: Rhetorical Analysis

 

Week 3

Date Day Topic Reading Due Writing Due
7/13 M What it means to compare and contrast two arguments

Proposal Workshop

Article- Paul Ryan: “A New Direction in the War on Poverty”

Article- Cory Booker: “Building on the Success of the War on Poverty” on Angel

Compare and Contrast excerpts on Angel 

Proposal: Compare and Contrast

Blog Post 2- Choose a current event that relates to rhetoric in some way and tell us about it.

7/14 T Compare and Contrast Essays EAA: Ch. 13 (Style in Arguments p. 309-325)SCG: Ch. 3 (Characters)
7/15 W Exploring and Critiquing Examples of Compare and Contrast Essays

PS: p. 34-35, 47-55

President and a King

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/01/26/president-king

 

Articles on Raising the Minimum Wage- (On Angel)

7/16 R Peer Review Workshop SCG: Ch. 4 (Cohesion and Coherence) Rough Draft: Compare and Contrast
7/17 F Introduction to Assignment 3: Position Arguments EAA: Ch. 7 (Structuring Arguments, p. 123-151) Final Draft: Compare and Contrast 

 

Week 4

Date Day Topic Reading Due Writing Due
7/20 M Proposal Workshop Arguments of Fact EAA: Ch. 8 (Arguments of Fact, p. 152-186) Proposal: Position ArgumentBlog Post 3- Choose a current event that relates to rhetoric in some way and tell us about it.
7/21 T Arguments of Definition and Causal Arguments EAA: Ch. 9 (Arguments of Definition p. 187-213)Ch. 11 (Causal Arguments p. 242-272)
7/22 W Exploring and Critiquing Position Argument PS: p.  68-76, 87-89EAA: Johnathan Chait, “Steve Jobs, Occupy Wall Street, and the Capitalist Ideal” p. 927-930Andrew Kohut, “Don’t Mind the Gap”p. 945-947  
7/23 R Peer Review Workshop SCG: Ch. 5 (Emphasis) Rough Draft: Position Argument
7/24 F Introduction to Assignment 4: Proposal Essay EAA: Ch. 12 (Proposals p. 273-306) Final Draft: Position Argument

 

Week 5

Date Day Topic Reading Due Writing Due
7/27 M Proposal Workshop TED Talks Proposal: Proposal ArgumentBlog Post 4- Choose a current event that relates to rhetoric in some way and tell us about it.
7/28 T Field Research EAA: Ch. 17 (Finding Evidence p. 395-409)
7/29 W Proposal Argument Examples PS: p. 90-102
7/30 R Peer Review Workshop SCG: Ch. 6 (Motivation) Ch. 8 (Concision) Rough Draft: Proposal Argument
7/31 F Library Day! Meet in rm. W140 Pattee Library in the Knowledge Commons Introduction to Assignment 5: Personal Narrative/MemoirAndAssignment 6: Visual and Multimedia Revision Personal Narrative/Memoir Handouts on Angel- (Rhetorical Choices, Harbrace Guide to Writing) Final Draft: Proposal ArgumentLibrary Day! Meet in rm. W140 Pattee Library in the Knowledge Commons

 

Week 6

Date Day Topic Reading Due Writing Due
8/3 M Proposal WorkshopPersonal Narrative/Memoir Examples Black Boy by Richard Wright- Excerpt on Angel Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl-Excerpt on Angel Proposal: MemoirBlog Post 5- Choose a current event that relates to rhetoric in some way and tell us about it.
8/4 T Personal Narrative/Memoir ExamplesTED Talks PS: 137-151“The Body Broken” Excerpt on Angel“Why I Am a Thief” Excerpt on Angel
8/5 W Peer Review Workshop SCG: Ch. 9 (Shape) Ch. 10 (Elegance) Rough draft: Memoir and Cover Letter
8/6 R Visual and Multimedia Revision EAA: Ch. 14 (Visual and Multimedia Arguments p. 326-343) Final Draft: Memoir and Cover Letter
8/7 F Proposal Workshop Proposal: Visual and Multimedia Revision

 

Week 7

8/10 M Visual and Multimedia Revision PS: p. 154-176 Group work on projectsBlog Post 6- Choose a current event that relates to rhetoric in some way and tell us about it.
8/11 T Peer Review Workshop Rough Draft: Visual and Multimedia Argument
8/12 W Course Wrap Up Final Draft: View Visual and Multimedia Assignments in class