English 215 Rhetoric and Writing

This is a follow‐up course to ENG 214. It again emphasizes writing as a process that involves prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. The course focuses on both reading critically and writing well. In each unit, students will be introduced to a variety of essays or excerpts from the works of professional writers. These will include autobiography, reflection, explanation, speculation about cause and effect, proposal to solve a problem, and argument for or against a position.

Course objectives:

1. Analyze and write about a variety of written texts 

2. Employ a variety of rhetorical/writing strategies 

3. Examine and assess the effectiveness of a writer's choices in light of rhetorical conventions 

4. Understand and use different modes of writing such as autobiography, explaining, and argumentation

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