CRN 53461, Section 1, 10:00 a. m.-12:25 p. m. MW, H/SS 218
Dr. Thomas Harrison
Fax (Humanities Department) 478-471-5794
Office: 12:30-3 p. m MW
3-4 p. m. TR
and by appointment
Text: Robert A. Harris, Writing with Clarity and Style.
Purpose: Exploring approaches to writing from the perspectives of invention, form, and style. Exploration of some of the philosophical issues involved in writing. Exploration and use of rhetorical devices in writing.
Formal Requirements: A portfolio of your writing exploring the aspects of the course mentioned above in purpose. Quizzes on rhetorical terminology are possible.
Technical Policy: A plagiarism prevention service may be used in evaluation of written work submitted for this course. As directed by the instructor, students are expected to submit or have their assignment submitted through the service in order to meet requirements for this course. The paper may be retained by the service for the sole purpose of checking for plagiarized content in future student submissions.
Student Conduct: As a Macon State College student and as a student in this class, it is your responsibility to read, understand, and abide by the MSC Student Code of Conduct. The Student Code of Conduct is included in the MSC Student Handbook and is available online at
Disability Accommodations: Students seeking academic accommodations for a special need must contact the MSC Counseling and Career Center (478-471-2714) located on the second floor of the Student Life Center on the Macon campus.
Assessment: Grades will be based primarily on the portfolio, with minor influence from such quizzes as are necessary.
Attendance: Attendance and participation are expected. 80% attendance is required regardless of circumstances.
Schedule: The semester will be divided roughly into thirds, with roughly 1/3 devoted to issues of invention, 1/3 to issues of form, and 1/3 to issues of style
Last day for "W" June 26.
Final Exam: Wednesday, July 24, 10:30 a. m.-12:30 p. m.