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1st Year Writing and Rhetoric
Dr. Margaret Luebs
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Writing 1150, Knowing Words Chapter 1, Knowing Words




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Date Created: 01/11/16
Knowing Words Chapter 1: Introduction Why Are You in this Class?  Required  The study of writing and rhetoric is about discovering the ways that you are strongly or weakly persuaded  Developing you into a college level writer  You are here to explore  To help you build a perspective of rhetorical awareness and critical inquiry What Is Writing?  Most basic definition: o The inscription of symbols whose particular combinations form words that then represent various things, concepts, actions, and relationships.  Writing can function as a snapshot of our minds  Writing allows us to communicate Writing to Know: Knowledge is inseparable from words.  “If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?” o George Berkeley, 1710 o Concerned with the nature of reality o You can’t really know the answer to this question  Think about the reality of dreams that we have but do not remember  Consider the thoughts you’ve had that you may not have spoken aloud or written down  If you write an idea down you have the benefit of time; you can come back to it later and make it better  Writing is the best way to explore the process of thinking and re- thinking Writing to Grow: Identity is inseparable from words.  Writing is a good way to create a record of your development into a given identity  Allows you to work to take more control of the ways you inhabit the identities that you choose  Allows you to understand who you were, who you are, and who you want to be Writing to Chang the World: Change is inseparable from words.  Writers are people who have a reason to write  Writers write to: o Express themselves o To think “out loud” o To persuade others o To enter conversations  You write because it is one of the best ways to not only tell others what you think and feel, but to discover what you think and feel  Writing can change the small worlds that we live in Writing to Engage: Community is inseparable from words.  You write not only for a reason, but for an audience  The recognition of the relationship between the writer and the audience will provide the first definition of rhetoric: o Writing with an understanding of the choices you have available to you as a writer and how those choices are always shaped by the contexts in which you write  It’s important to recognize the ways that you communicate with, interact with, and persuade the communities that you already belong to ***First-Year Writing and Rhetoric challenges you to think academically, to engage in academic discussions with your teachers and peers, to recognize the audiences who can benefit from your education, and to convey your insights in forms of communication that are persuasive and productive.*** What Will Happen in this Class? Reading  Critical reading  Your responses may take form in a class debate, an analysis of an article, a persuasive paper based on research, or an oral or written critique Research  Many assignments will require research  Cultivates curiosity Reflection  Cultivates the habit of thinking about the choices you make as a reader, a writer, and a researcher First-Year Writing and Rhetoric Goals:  To develop rhetorical knowledge, analyzing and making informed choices about purposes, audiences, and context as you read and compose texts.  To analyze texts in a variety of genres, understanding how content, style, structure and format vary across a range of reading and writing situations.  To refine and reflect on your writing processes, using multiple strategies to generate ideas, draft, revise, and edit your writing across a variety of genres.  To develop information literacy, making critical choices as you identify a specific research you need, locate and evaluate information and sources, and draw connections among your own and others’ ideas in your writing.  To construct effective and ethical arguments, using appropriate reason and evidence to support your positions while responding to multiple points of view.  To understand and apply language conventions rhetorically, including grammar, spelling, punctuation and format.


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