ENGL 101: Writing Rhetorically

"Write in recollection and amazement of yourself" - Jack Kerouac

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Course Description: By intensive practice in composing persuasive texts, writers explore various techniques for discovering, developing and organizing ideas in relation to rhetorical context. Special attention is given to developing an effective writing process and an awareness of the relationships among text, audience and purpose. 

Getting Started

You will want to get familiar with the following Web sites, which we will be using throughout the semester:.

  • Google Docs: All work will be submitted through Google Docs. This will make it easy for us to edit one another's work and post it to our online news site. I will also upload and post important class documents and notes in Google Docs. If you don't have one already, please set up an account ASAP (if you use gmail you already have an Google Docs account -- just send me your contact info). Please contact me if you have trouble with this.
  • Google Plus: Social media is becoming an important part of most professions, so we will be exploring its use through the use of Google Plus. If you already use Google Plus, please add me to your circles. If you do not have a Google Plus account, please email me and I will send you an invite. Once I have everyone's info I will set up a circle so we can communicate directly with one another outside of class.
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