All my writing courses emphasize:
Knowing how rhetoric works through persona, audience, and persuasive appeals, we think about communicative appeals such as ethos, pathos, logos, and kairos. We experiment with a variety of conventional and online strategies to test our assumptions about gathering scholarly information and integrating popular content for interesting topics to establish our ethos as writers.
Doing collaborative work in order to engage multicultural differences and practice writing as a function of inclusive conversations, we play with open-source technologies and mobile apps. Our classroom activities are aimed at the common goal of bearing witness to the emergence of new genres of written communication — academic and otherwise.
Making persuasive texts through imaginative combinations of graphics and sound to form traditional and new media for multiple audiences, we create “light-writing” for multiple audiences to produce readable documents, whether received on paper or displayed on screen. We build designs for optimal user-experience and meaningful information exchange across dynamic environments suited for multiliteracies.