Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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English 101 Section A12. Writing About Writing

What would you do if your parents had named you Houdini? Would you be a different person? Should anyone object if we refer to a group of women as “guys”? Or if Florida officials are required to use the phrase “nuisance flooding” instead of “sea-level rise”? We’ll pursue these questions, along with others that you pose, as we explore critical issues related to words and naming, language and communication. Writing provides us with ways to discover, learn, invent, reflect and express ourselves; it also allows us to communicate with audiences for a range of purposes. Included in our understanding of “writing” will be texts that combine words and image, as well as drafting, revising, editing and workshopping ideas that matter.