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Course Information

Course Name: Rhetoric & Writing
Course Number: RHE 306 (44805)
Semester: Spring 2014
Time: Tues/Thurs 11:00 - 12:30
Room: MEZ 2.118

Instructor Contact Information

Hannah Alpert-Abrams
office hours: Weds 1pm-2:30pm, Thurs 9:30am - 11am and by appointment
office: FAC16
email: halperta@gmail.com
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Syllabus and Text

This page offers a brief summary of the syllabus. The complete syllabus is also available on this website.



You will be graded on the following assignments this term:

Essay 1.1:           5%   
Essay 1.2:          10%    
Essay 2.1:          10%   
Essay 2.2:          15%  
Essay 3.1:          15%  
Essay 3.2:          15%  
Research Journal: 20%  
Final Presentation: 10%  
Peer reviews: Mandatory  
Participation: Invaluable  

Major Assignments

Students will write three essays ranging from 4-7 pages each (1.1, 2.1, 2.3) and revise each based on the instructor’s feedback (1.2, 2.2, 3.2). In addition, students will compose six short writing assignments.


This class will use the university plus/minus grading scale for assignment and final grades.

A = 94-100
A- = 90-93
B+ = 87-89
B = 84-86
B- = 80-83
C+ = 77-79
C = 74-76
C- = 70-73
D+ = 67-69
D = 64-66
D- = 60-63
F = 0-60

Late Work

Late work is penalized at one third of a letter grade for each 24 hour period. Late submissions will not be accepted after five days.

To be accepted, all Research Summaries and Essays must contain the following information:

Attendance Policy

You are expected to attend class, to arrive on time, to have prepared assigned reading and writing, and to participate in all in-class editing, revising, and discussion sessions. Should you miss the equivalent of five class sessions, excused or not, you will fail the course.

This is a departmental policy. See the complete syllabus for a more detailed attendance policy.


If you miss roll call, you are responsible for making sure your attendance is marked. Three cases of extreme tardiness (10 minutes or more) will count as an absence.

Scholastic Honesty, Plagiarism, and Collusion

Turning in work that is not your own, or any other form of scholastic dishonesty, will result in a major course penalty, possibly failure of the course. This standard applies to all drafts and assignments, and a report of the incident will be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students and filed in your permanent UT record.

See the complete syllabus for a more detailed scholastic honesty and plagiarism policy.

Students With Disabilities

Any student with a documented disability who requires academic accommodations should contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 512-471-6259 (voice) or 1-866-329-3986 (video phone) as soon as possible to request an official letter outlining authorized accommodations. More information is available online at http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd.