ENG 151: Rhetoric and Style
English and Communications
Reinking and Osten.
Strategies for Successful Writing: A Rhetoric, ResearchGuide, Reader, and Handbook
Rhetoric and Style is a course designed to help you develop skills inwriting and critical thinking that will help guide you towards more effective writtencommunication in your chosen field. You will be introduced to the various forms andconventions of essay writing through producing expressive, expository, and persuasive essayswhile exploring all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming to revision. You will work on improving and developing skills in thinking clearly, reading carefully, and writing effectively.
By the end of this course, students should be able to identify and analyze rhetoricalstrategies, write coherent and correct papers of a variety of types, and use standard MLA citationcorrectly.
At the end of this course students should be able to:
Demonstrate a college vocabulary
Discover a main idea
Show the relation between the main idea and supporting evidence
Abstract the logic upon which an argument is based
Detect logical fallacies
Evaluate the relevance of examples
Discover paragraph and essay patterns
Recognize and evaluate figurative language
Distinguish different tones--As measured by response essays and class discussion
Organize an essay around a thesis
Develop supporting evidence in logical paragraphs
Use vocabulary appropriate to audience and purpose
Vary sentence pattern and length appropriately
Construct sentences grammatically
Employ the conventions of Standard English
Use MLA citation correctly and where appropriate