English 101 Section B21. Writing About Rhetoric and the Arts of Persuasion
This section of English 101 teaches you how to do things with words: how to analyze, explain, convince and convert. We will study the ways successful writers and speakers have used rhetoric, logic and figures of speech, and we will learn to identify logical fallacies in others’ arguments. We will work on improving grammar and style as well as on the “big picture” elements of writing. By the end of the course students will be able to recognize the weak spots in arguments and build strong arguments of their own.