Looking Back

Overall, I think this class has helped me grow in many aspects. As a reader, I am now aware that rhetoric is everywhere, even in simple billboards or advertisements on tv. As a writer, I have learned a lot about how to write a strong thesis and strengthen my papers through that. As a speaker,…

Rainy’s Story

“Why Do I Stay” is a podcast that surrounds young Rainy’s story throughout years in her toxic relationship. This podcast was very unique in its rhetoric. I think for a lot of people, at least for me, podcasts can be a turn off because of the stereotype that they are long and boring. Rainy breaks…

Wizard Herky

Wizard Herky is standing with his arms behind his back and feet spread apart. He is wearing a green cloak with yellow stars and moons on it, as well as a pointed hat of the same design. His teeth are exposed and his eyes are wide, and he has a long white beard and bushy…

Stay hungry, stay foolish

In this commencement speech given by Steve Jobs at Stanford, Jobs utilizes many rhetorical aspects to make this speech so inspiring and memorable.  Steve Jobs, given his incredible success with Apple, Pixar, and much more, has ethos built into his name. However, when speaking to college students, this may not be such a good thing….

College isn’t for everyone.

College isn’t for everyone. This commonplace first affected my life in elementary school, when we all had to do quizzes to decide what job would be best suitable for us. A lot of people were getting doctor, or lawyer, or something professional that would require many many years of schooling. Nobody really got jobs like…

It’s Not My Fault

Hi! My name is Emma Stokes, and I’m majoring in business and on the pre-law track. I used to be majoring in political science, but I decided to switch to business after a short month, so this is my first semester taking business classes. I’m loving it though. I hope to go to law school…