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RHET 1302 will prepare you for college-level writing while helping you develop your critical thinking skills. Rhetoric is the study and practice of how people communicate messages, not only in writing and speech, but also through visual and digital mediums. In this class, you will develop skills to analyze the way rhetoric, in its various forms, addresses audiences. By paying attention to the strategies that good writers and speakers use to persuade their particular audiences, you will learn to reason ...view middle of the document...
| |In-class Assignment (Ungraded): Diagnostic Essay |
|Fri, Aug 26 |Writing and the Writing Process |
| |Writing Analytically, Chapter 1 |
| |Further review of syllabus and class expectations |
| |Introduction game: Two truths and a lie |
| |What is rhetoric? |
| |Review the basics of academic essay writing: organization, development (transitional words and phrases, paragraph |
| |structure), style issues |
|Mon, Aug 29 |Writing and the Writing Process |
| |Writing Analytically, Chapter 2 |
| |Exercise: Awareness |
|Wed, Aug 31 |The Process of Critical Analysis |
| |Writing Analytically, Chapter 3 (pp. 53-71) |
| |Exercise: Apply "the Method" to a story or poem (I will provide the piece.) |
|Fri, Sep 2 |The Process of Critical Analysis |
| |Writing Analytically, Chapter 3 (pp. 72-84) |
| |Announce Blog project (ongoing throughout the semester) |
| |Exercise: Analysis of an advertisement |
|Mon, Sep 5 |Labor Day Holiday (no classes) |
|Wed, Sep 7 |The Process of Critical Analysis |
| |Writing Analytically, Chapter 4 ...