Success in Rhetoric (SIR)

Availability: See below

Location: SPRING 2018: 2012 Seam Room Main Library (LIB)
Contact: Lisa Kelly
No Phone Listed

About Success in Rhetoric (SIR)

Success in Rhetoric is a free resource that helps you figure out how to be successful in your rhetoric course. 

Session are Held Sunday, January 21st through Thursday May 3rd.
There will be no sessions during Spring Break (3/11-3/17) or during finals week.

Spring 2018 Schedule

Help Sessions for Presentation Skills/Speaking Skills:
Sundays from 5:00-6:00 pm
Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm

Help Sessions for Paper Writing/Editing:
Sundays from 6:00-7:00 pm
Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 pm

Help Sessions for Rhetoric Course Content (These sessions start Monday 2/5) - check back each week for workshop topics

Sessions will focus on the topics below, but there is time in every section to answer students' individual questions and help them with their upcoming assignments.

All sessions over the next couple of weeks can help with mapping controversies, finding evidence, writing papers and delivering speeches in addition to the topics listed below.

Week of April 2nd-6th

All sessions this week will cover any topics students would like to work on including Mapping Controversies, Making Arguments, Paper Help, Public Speaking Help

Monday (4/2)

4:30-5:30 pm

6:00-7:00 pm

Tuesday (4/3)

3:30-4:30 pm

7:00-8:00 pm

Wednesday (4/4)

2:30-3:30 pm

4:00-5:00 pm

5:00-6:00 pm

Thursday (4/5)

4:00-5:00 pm -

6:00-7:00 pm

 All rhetoric students are encouraged to attend. You can drop-in to any session.


What to Expect:

You’ll meet with a fellow student (the SIR Leader) who did well in rhetoric.

The SIR leader will facilitate activities to help you better understand the course material and how to succeed in rhetoric courses. Writing skills and speaking skills sessions will be 1:1 or small group tutoring sessions.  Rhetoric content sessions will be group review  sessions and will cover key concepts being taught in rhetoric courses such as creating thesis statements, analyzing texts, doing research effectively, using evidence effectively, and more.

The sessions are informal, and you can attend as many sessions as you like.


Rhetoric  Public Speaking  Research  Thesis Statements  Communication 

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