RHE 306 – Rhetoric & Writing

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Aristotle defines rhetoric as “accessing the available means of persuasion.” And what this course presupposes is that language itself (all of it) is inherently persuasive. The words we choose to use influence us in the ways we think, act, and experience the world, just as much as those around us. As the title of your textbook indicates, we’ll be approaching things from the understanding that Everything’s an Argument.

Since this is a writing course, you’ll be writing your way through these ideas, exploring how different genres and modes of writing allow you to express ideas. Learning how to identify reader expectations and the discursive assumptions/expectations of a given text or genre of text will set you up to be able to write effectively in a variety of contexts (educational or otherwise).