ENG223-1: Rhetorical Grammar

August 23, 2017 - December 5, 2017
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
4:00pm - 5:15pm
Callaway Center N204
Trapp, Joonna

Through a study and analysis of grammar's impact on rhetorical effectiveness, students work with their own writing as they learn to make and adapt grammatical choices to fit audience, purpose, constraints, exigencies, and timing.

Grammar is often taught as something separate from rhetorical training and even separate from the writer’s own writing. This course in Rhetorical Grammar will serve you as a writer inside your college training as a critical thinker and performer of discourse in relation to the work you do as a writer in college courses. Grammar is all about choices, and these choices are made to forward your argument, help you find an audience, and make a difference with your writing. You will begin to realize that the choices you make at the sentence level should not be tacked on as a final editing activity, but rather, should be integrated throughout the writing process as part of the resources you have as a writer to create meaning. This one-credit course has no tests.

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