Saturday, August 30, 2003

Welcome, students! To start us off, and to show you how a blog post looks, I'm going to give you a few extra online sources on writing and rhetorical terminology. First, there's Silva Rhetoricae, a site designed by Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University. It's got your definitions of ethos/pathos/logos, as well as definitions of a gazillion other rhetorical terms. Fortunately for you, you won't have to know all these. Here's another source especially for students from the National Council for Teachers of English.

See, a blog post usually contains at least one link, but doesn't have to. I encourage you to look for Web sites related to your research paper interest, readings we've done for class (for example, when we read A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid, you can look at the many sites on the Internet that are devoted to her life and work), or any old thing that comes up in our class discussions. You can also post questions you have about the class and your writing. All I ask is that you are courteous to your classmates and to anyone who might leave comments on our site, and that you keep our weblog on-topic. If you have thoughts or a link you want to post that may not seem relevant to the course theme, but you think it is, explain how it's relevant.

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