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Always Do the Reading
Great Intro to the Subject
This class was tough.
Although this class is required for English, EWM majors, I would highly recommend taking this class if you have a strong discipline and will to learn! This class taught me so much about language and understanding how to use it, as well as understanding how it is used on you. Rhetoric teaches you the foundations of language and its functions so you can help to change your world and community through using it!
I learned that there is so much more to language than just words and grammar. Rhetoric showed me how to use and construct my language in a way that persuades as well as informs people of my world views. You get to study Aristotle, Bitzer, Foucault and Chrstine de Pizan and all they have to contribute to the study of rhetoric.
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I would say it is necessary to do the readings assigned because it will help you participate in class discussions and understand the concepts better. There is a lot, and I took it in 6 weeks rather than a full semester. I would advise students not taking this as a requirement to not do it in the summer because it is more compact and the work load is heavy, because you are covering most of the same material in half the time.