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Writing II: Rhetorical Composing

Ohio State University via Coursera

Overview

Rhetorical Composing is a course where writers exchange words, ideas, talents, and support. You will be introduced to a variety of rhetorical concepts—that is, ideas and techniques to inform and persuade audiences—that will help you become a more effective consumer and producer of written, visual, and multimodal texts. The class includes short videos, demonstrations, and activities.

We envision Rhetorical Composing as a learning community that includes both those enrolled in this course and the instructors. We bring our expertise in writing, rhetoric and course design, and we have designed the assignments and course infrastructure to help you share your experiences as writers, students, and professionals with each other and with us. These collaborations are facilitated through WEx, The Writers Exchange, a place where you will exchange your work and feedback



All lectures and written instructional materials developed for this course by the Ohio State University are licensed under the Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

Syllabus

Thinking Rhetorically: Introducing Ourselves, Introducing Rhetoric
Responding Rhetorically: The Writers Exchange (WEx) and Peer Review
Arguing Rhetorically: Analyzing as a Means of Framing Argument
Seeing Rhetorically: Analyzing and Composing (with) Images
Researching Rhetorically: Composing with Sources in Evidence-based Texts
Revising Rhetorically: Reflecting on, Reviewing, and Publishing Your Work 

Taught by

Susan Delagrange, Scott Lloyd DeWitt, Kay Halasek, Ben McCorkle and Cynthia Selfe

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