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Pretty easy, overall.
It was very well structured and in class discussions/ assignment posed many relevant topics in relation to the current political climate, its origins, and how we must look at it all moving forward. The essays and other writing assignments were up to the students own discretion which made it more individualistic rather than the entire class framing their interests around any topical limitations
Conducting class discussions about the debates from various primary elections we watched in class made it much easier to get into the mindset of those who constantly engage in environments where rhetoric is needed to get the majority. It was very interesting to see how rhetoric has geared farther away from being politicized and the preferred approach these days is to appeal as one of the people minus the motive.
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Advice for students:
Do the readings if you want to gain actual knowledge on the different rhetorical approaches our nation uses to sway the peoples vote in their favor. There's a multitude of terms I've never heard, not even when I did speech and debate. There's also many readings which pose questions about the news we're fed and whether in what we see, there's bias or an intent to keep the personal opinion out of the picture. Don't get too caught up on trying to cover every topic of interest, as you gain more by gearing towards that which MOST interests you whether that be one specific debate or a political group.