schedule

I reserve the right to make changes to this schedule as necessary. Please pay attention to emails and in-class announcements, as readings and due dates are subject to change.

EAA: Everything’s an Argument
PS: Penn Statements
Readings not in either required text will be made available through ANGEL.

I reserve the right to make changes to this schedule as necessary. Please pay attention to emails and in-class announcements, as readings and due dates are subject to change.

EAA: Everything’s an Argument
PS: Penn Statements
Readings not in either required text will be made available through ANGEL.

Week 1 Topic Readings Due Assignments Due
M – 8/25 Introduction to the Course  
W – 8/27 Introduction to Rhetoric Ch. 1 EAA
F – 8/29 Rhetorical Appeals Ch. 2, 3, 4 EAA
Week 2
M – 9/1 NO CLASS – Labor Day
W – 9/3 Rhetorical Analysis Ch. 6 EAA
F – 9/5 Practicing Rhetorical
AnalysisStrategies for Reading
Critically
“How to Mark a Book,” Peter Proposal: Rhetorical
Analysis
Week 3
M – 9/8 Fitting Response “Statement by Alabama
Clergymen”“Letter from Birmingham
Jail,” Martin
Luther King, Jr.
Journal 1
W – 9/10 Rhetorical Fallacies Ch. 5 EAA In-class presentation on
rhetorical fallacies
F – 9/12 Learning to Respond to
Drafts
PS: Rhetorical Analysis
essays 
Week 4
M – 9/15 Writing Workshop Rough Draft: Rhetorical
Analysis
W – 9/17 Up for Discussion: What is
the significance of
audience?
“Small Change,” Malcolm
Gladwell
Reading Response 1
F – 9/19 What’s a Primary Source? Final Draft: Rhetorical Analysis
Week 5
M – 9/22 Primary/Personal Sources “My Grandfather’s Trunk,”
Barry Rohan
Journal 2Bring in your own
“primary source”
W – 9/24 Introduction to the
Archives: Meet in
Paterno Library 403
 
F – 9/26 Introduction to the
Archives: Meet in
Paterno Library 403
Week 6
M – 9/29 Writing on Location “Being on Location:
Serendipity, Place, and
Archival Research,”
Gesa E. Kirsch
Proposal: Archival
AnalysisBe sure to make time to
visit the archives
this week!
W – 10/1 Discussing Examples Student examples of Archival Analysis papers (in a folder
on ANGEL)
F – 10/3 Writing about Penn State Michael Weinreb articles
from Grantland
(in a folder on ANGEL)
Journal 3
Week 7
M – 10/6 Balancing Description and
Analysis
 
W – 10/8 Writing Workshop Rough Draft: Archival
Analysis
F – 10/10 Up for Discussion: How do
you tell someone else’s
story?
“When the First Voice You
Hear is Not Your Own,”
Jacqueline Jones Royster
Reading Response 2
Week 8
M – 10/13 Developing a Proposal Final Draft: Archival
Analysis
W – 10/15 Conferences with Laura
(no class meeting)
 
F – 10/17 Conferences with Laura
(no class meeting)
 
Week 9
M – 10/20 Planning the Research
Process
  Proposal: Annotated
Bibliography/Archival
Proposal
W – 10/22 Library Day: Meet in
Pattee/Paterno Library,
room TBA
 
F – 10/24 Finding Evidence Ch. 17, EAA
Week 10
M – 10/27 Evaluating and Using
Sources
Ch. 18, 19 EAA
W – 10/29 Writing Workshop Rough Draft: Annotated
Bibliography
F – 10/31 Up for Discussion: How does the writer use sources? “Segregation Now…” Nikole Hannah-Jones Reading Response 3
Week 11
M – 11/3 Proposal Arguments Ch. 12 EAA Final: Annotated
Bibliography
W – 11/5 Nonviolence as a Rhetorical Strategy “Pilgrimage to Nonviolence,” Martin Luther King, Jr. Journal 4
F – 11/7 Discussing Examples PS: Proposal essays
Week 12
M – 11/10 Up for Discussion: Which proposal do you find most convincing? “Do We Need a Law Against Catcalling?” New York Times Debate  Reading Response 4
W – 11/12 Writing Workshop Rough Draft: Archival
Proposal
F – 11/14 Writing Workshop, Round 2 Bring your rough draft back to class with you
Week 13
M – 11/17 Introduction to Literacy
Narrative
“Prison Studies,” Malcolm X Final Draft: Archival
Proposal
W – 11/19 GarageBand Training:
Meet in Media Commons
W140
F – 11/21 Drafting a Narrative Proposal: Literacy
Narrative
Week 14
11/24-28 NO CLASS – Thanksgiving Break
Week 15
M – 12/1 Practicing Description with Lynda Barry  Student examples of Literacy Narrative Audio Essays (in a folder on ANGEL)
W – 12/3 Discussing Examples PS: Literacy Narratives
F – 12/5 Writing Workshop Rough Draft: Literacy
Narrative (script)
Week 16
M – 12/8 Vocal Delivery Listen to a recent podcast or radio program of your choice Journal 5
W – 12/10 Up for Discussion: How does the writer use style to
support his message?
“Go Carolina” and “Day In,
Day Out,” David Sedaris
Reading Response 5 (no
outside sources
required for this
response)
F – 12/12 Reflecting and Wrapping Up Final Draft: Literacy
Narrative (audio essay)