Communication Classification Scheme

During Thursday’s class (Jan. 24), one question we ran up against as we discussed the boundaries of what is and isn’t writing was the distinction between writing and communication. While there are other ways of drawing distinctions between the two, this diagram offers one way defining different types of communication and their relationships. 1) Source: DeFrancis, John. […]

Jan. 21 Daily Agenda

General questions. In-class write: List the kinds of writing that you have generated in the past week. List the tools that you have used to write within the past month. Group work: Break into groups, share lists, and create a group list. What kinds of writing and writing tools were listed by more than one […]

Tour of Course Website and Slack

A video overview of the course website and course Slack sites.

Jan. 19 Daily Agenda

Welcome to the course. Overview of the syllabus. In-class write: What do you know about writing? What do you know about rhetoric? Quick review of course website, Slack site, and Blackboard.

Welcome to ENGH 380

Welcome to the course site for ENGH 380: Introduction to Writing and Rhetoric (Spring 2016) at George Mason University. As you get started, I suggest you read the introduction to get a sense of what we’ll be about this semester. After that, I’d suggest looking at the requirements and the policies for the course. After that, you […]