Success in Rhetoric (SiR)

Availability: See below

Location: Writing Center (110 EPB)
Contact: Dana Thomann
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About Success in Rhetoric (SiR)


Success in Rhetoric has moved to an online feedback system. See below for the revamped process:

If you are a student enrolled in RHET: 1030, 1040, or 1060, you have received an invitation for an ongoing ICON site titled: “Success in Rhetoric Major Assignment Help.” Accept the invitation, and upload your work using the following steps.  

  • Once on the ICON page, click on “Assignments” located on the left side of your screen.
  • Upload anything Rhetoric-related for which you desire feedback. This may be a simple question, a portion of a paper, a full paper draft, video of a speech, or speech outline—the options are limitless—as long as the work/question is Rhetoric-related.
  • Upload the related major assignment description and any other documents you think would be helpful for the SiR mentor. Other documents could be a rubric for the major assignment.
  • In the comments include the following: your name, UI email address, Rhetoric instructor name, what the SiR mentor should focus their feedback on, and if you want the SiR mentor to notify your instructor that you received help.
  • A SiR mentor will intercept your work and provide feedback. 
  • Because this is a new system (due to the Covid-19 response), we cannot guarantee a specified return time, though SiR mentors hope to get feedback returned within 48-hours at the most. 

We look forward to considering your work! Thank you! 


Information regarding SiR can be found in the video found here.

Success in Rhetoric is a free resource that helps you figure out how to be successful in your rhetoric course.  You can drop in for help with papers, speeches, projects, reading assignments or anything else related to RHET:1030, RHET:1040, or RHET:1060.

What to Expect:

You’ll meet with a fellow student (the SiR Leader) who did well in rhetoric. Bring with you an assignment you would like help with and/or paper drafts or speeches and the SiR Leader will provide feedback to help you. The sessions are informal, and you can attend as many sessions as you like. 


How to Prepare:

Arrive with any Rhetoric-related questions and/or questions related to a major assignment at any stage (understanding the assignment prompt, deciding on a topic, researching, analyzing, drafting, revising, etc.) Bring along the major assignment description for which you need help-- printed or electronic is great. 

Rhetoric  Public Speaking  Research  Thesis Statements  Communication 

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