Instructor Resources

Sample Syllabus-Intro to Composition

Assignments and handouts are adapted from a collective Dropbox that the University of Southern Mississippi instructors share and offer within the Department of English. Other educational websites are acknowledged in the pertaining documents. I do not own the rights to any of these, but simply use them for educational purposes.

Grading Rubric

Guide to Reading Critically

Project 1: Memoir

Show, Don’t Tell

Generating Ideas and Text for Memoirs

Memoir Peer Response

Project 2: Rhetorical Analysis

Questions for Rhetorical Analysis

Rhetorical Analysis Overview

Rhetorical Analysis Thesis

Rhetorical Analysis: Prewriting

Rhetorical Analysis: Writing

Project 3: Position Paper

Building Strong Paragraphs

Stasis Theory

Thesis Statement Peer Response

They Say, I Say Templates for Argumentation

Project 4: Redux

Final Portfolio