Week 2 (January 25-31)

Week at a Glance

  • Topics: What Is Writing?, Writing at GMU, and Rhetorical Theory: Introduction
  • Reading Posts due (please post to the appropriate Slack channel):
    • Jan. 26, 12:00 PM
    • Jan. 28, 12:00 PM

Tuesday, Jan. 26: What is Writing?

In-class

  • Class cancelled due to weather.

Homework, to do for Jan. 28

  • Reading posts for Jan. 28. Due: 12:00 PM. Please post to the appropriate Slack channel.
    • One post should be framed as a question and one post should be framed as a comment.

Homework, to read for Jan. 28

  • Coulmas, Florian. “What Is Writing?” Writing Systems: An Introduction to Their Linguistic Analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2003. 1-17. (PDF in Blackboard)]
  • Emig, Janet. “Writing as a Mode of Learning.” CCC 28.2 (1977): 122-128. (PDF in Blackboard)
  • Ong, Walter J. “Writing Is a Technology that Restructures Thought.” The Written Word: Literacy in Transition. Ed. Gerd Baumann. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986. 23-50. (PDF in Blackboard)
  • Lunsford, Andrea. “Writing, Technologies, and the Fifth Canon.” Computers and Composition 23 (2006): 169-177. (PDF in Blackboard)

Thursday, Jan. 28: Rhetorical Theory: Introduction

Due

  • Reading posts for Jan. 28. Due: 12:00 PM. Please post to the appropriate Slack channel.
    • One post should be framed as a question and one post should be framed as a comment.

In-class

  • Topic: What Is Writing?
  • Writing at GMU, presentation by Dr. Doug Eyman.
  • Readings to discuss
    • Coulmas, Florian. “What Is Writing?” Writing Systems: An Introduction to Their Linguistic Analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2003. 1-17. (PDF in Blackboard)]
    • Emig, Janet. “Writing as a Mode of Learning.” CCC 28.2 (1977): 122-128. (PDF in Blackboard)
    • Ong, Walter J. “Writing Is a Technology that Restructures Thought.” The Written Word: Literacy in Transition. Ed. Gerd Baumann. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986. 23-50. (PDF in Blackboard)
    • Lunsford, Andrea. “Writing, Technologies, and the Fifth Canon.” Computers and Composition 23 (2006): 169-177. (PDF in Blackboard)

Homework, to do for Feb. 2

Homework, to read for Feb. 2

  • Kennedy, George A. “A Hoot in the Dark: The Evolution of General Rhetoric.” Philosophy and Rhetoric 25.1 (1992): 1-21. (PDF in Blackboard)
  • Fleming, David. “Rhetoric as a Course of Study.” College English 61.2 (1998): 169-191. (PDF in Blackboard)
  • Hauser, Gerard A. “Rhetorical Thinking.” Introduction to Rhetorical Theory, 2nd ed. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, 2202. 15-37. (PDF in Blackboard)