Learned the Art of Persuasion

First, I’d like to say that I really enjoyed taking Rhetoric this semester. When I signed up for this class, I didn’t exactly know what I was getting myself into, since rhetoric is such a broad subject. We hear the word ‘rhetoric’ a lot, but I don’t think that many people know exactly what it…

More than a Gen Ed

The past sixteen weeks have been full of countless surprises, but one thing for certain is that I have become a more well-rounded individual from taking this class. Reading and understanding a wide variety of vocabulary has always been my strong suit, but this class taught me to engage in a deeper analysis of any…

Why Bullshitting Doesn’t Work In College

Throughout high school parents, professors, and many other people assured me I wouldn’t be able to procrastinate in college like I did in high school and get good grades. I realized quite quickly, this year, that keeping my bad habits and still getting good grades was a piece of cake. What took me until the…

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,…

The Ever-Changing Circumstances

This past semester of schooling has been by far the most unique experience I, and many others, have ever had. Every class that I participated in was impacted drastically due to the global pandemic, and rhetoric was not spared. A large part of me has missed campus since leaving in mid-March, especially the atmosphere of…

The Butterfly Effect

Throughout the course of this class, I have had the opportunity to connect with and learn a lot from my pretty incredible classmates and expand on my writing skills thanks to an encouraging professor. An area that I can continue to work on improving throughout my college career is constructing valid arguments and backing them…

Blog Post 6 Prompt

Blog Post 6 Prompt – Course Reflection Due date: Friday, May 8th to our course blog by 5 p.m. Congratulations! You’ve made it to the end of the semester. You’ve almost finished fulling the many requirements for this course, and you’ve done so under some very unusual circumstances. You should absolutely be proud of the work…

Why It’s “My Favorite Murder”

I listened to the My Favorite Murder “Investigateighteen” podcast. The podcast reviews murders and infamous crimes that have occurred in the past. For this podcast, they use the rhetorical strategies of informality, decorum, and pathos. These are the most effective tools for the podcast to be successful. To start, the podcast has a very informal…

“My Favorite Murder” My New Favorite Podcast

My friends have been telling me I need to listen to the podcast My Favorite Murder for quite some time now. I haven’t been the biggest fan of podcasts before listening to this one, because I felt like they were impersonal and I have a hard time staying focused if I’m not very interested in…

Analysis of “Apology” from the New York Times

Overall I really enjoyed this piece. There was a clear flow of the information and it was very well structured. The hosts begin by talking about their personal appearances of times where they said sorry or should have sorry, which creates an appeal of ethos. This was helpful, but I also felt like it was…