Online course on Rhetorical Composing by the Ohio State University

Writing II:  Rhetorical Composing


Rhetorical Composing engages students in a series of interactive reading, research, and composing activities along with assignments designed to help them become more effective consumers and producers of alphabetic, visual and multimodal texts. Join this course to become more effective writers and better citizens.

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

Course 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
  • Reflecting Rhetorically: Reflecting on, Reviewing, and Publishing Your Work

Anyone who is interested in improving their writing can take this course.

Course Sessions
September 15, 2014 - November 23, 2014

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