Rebels, Rabble-rousers and Rhetoric!

The Rhetorical Sitch...

Your ticket out:

  • Let's get creative, people!
  • So, why is there all of this emphasis on Rhetoric?
  • Your first major writing assignment Writing Project 1: The Rhetorical Analysis will challenge you to apply the rhetorical situation and the rhetorical strategies you have learned about and applied thus far. For this project, you will write an analysis of the rhetorical choices made by a particular writer featured in a primary source document in Greenwich Village, 1913.
  • In sum, your job is to describe how this particular piece of writing (the primary source chosen) confirms the idea that "writing is a social and rhetorical activity" (Roozen 17). In other words, how did that "writing go out into the world and make things happen"?


  • Your first Reacting to the Past reading quiz will be on Tuesday, January 30th and will cover the topic of Women's Suffrage on pages 16-30 of the Reacting to the Past: Greenwich Village textbook. The quiz will be given at the beginning of Seminar. Be on time in order to have the most time possible on the quiz. The quiz will be multiple choice. If you have questions about the reading, feel free to stop by during office hours for guidance!
  • If you do not have copies of the textbooks for HIST 1302, Give Me Liberty or for English 1302 Naming What we Know' both are available on Course Reserve at the library. You will need your Sandollar ID card to check out the books. Simply go to the main desk and give the title of the text or name of the class(Ex: HIST 1302, ENGL 1302) to the front desk attendant. You will be able to check the books out for up to three hours.


  • Professor Bray and I will be discussing your first major writing assignment Writing Project 1: The Rhetorical Analysis in more detail next week.
    • I will also be discussing the Reacting to the Past game in more detail. I will provide each of you with a game packet/instructions and a questionnaire to determine which character you will play in the game. Your individual role sheets will be distributed next Thursday, February 1st.The character you will embody will determine which primary source document you will analyze for Writing Project 1: The Rhetorical Analysis.