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Welcome to Essentials for ENGL-121
1. Charter for Compassion
2. What Is Labor-based Assessment?
3. So You Wanna Be an Engineer, a Welder, a Teacher? Academic Disciplines and Professional Literacies
4. Memorability: 6 Keys for Success
5. Why Fiction?
6. “You Will Never Believe What Happened!”—Stories We Tell
7. On Rhetoric
8. The Rhetorical Situation
9. Language Matters: A Rhetorical Look at Writing
12. On Genre
13. Examples of Genres
14. "Navigating Genres"
15. Checklists for Identifying & Analyzing Genres
18. "Backpacks vs. Briefcases: Steps toward Rhetorical Analysis"
19. Story as Rhetorical: We Can’t Escape Story No Matter How Hard We Try
20. Personal Literacy and Academic Learning
21. Writing for Community Change
22. The Elizabeth Smart Case: A Study in Narrativized News
23. Service Learning Abroad: Helping the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation in South Africa
24. The Ethics and Importance of Arguments Across Moral Tribes
25. Writers Make Strategic Choices
26. Making Choices in Writing
27. Punctuation, Memes, and Choice
28. Adding the Storyteller’s Tools to Your Writer’s Toolbox
29. Is That a True Story?
30. Consider My Rhetorical What?!! Please, Just Tell Me What You Want
31. Establishing Tone in Your Writing
32. Reading as a Mindful Practice
33. Critical Reading
34. Writing Is Recursive
35. Movies Explain the World (of Writing)
36. Peer Review
37. Citations: Why, When, How?
38. “Intertextuality”: A Reference Guide on Using Texts to Produce Texts
39. Reflection: We’re Always Doing It
40. Revision IS Writing. That is All.
41. ‘Tis Better to Give and Receive: How to Have More Effective Peer Response Groups
42. Why We Might Tell You ‘It Depends’: Insights on the Uncertainties of Writing
43. Effects Experienced Writers Use
44. The Narrative Effect: Story as the Forward Frame
45. The Information Effect: The Facts, the Figures, the So What?
46. The Persuasion Effect: What Does It Mean to Write Persuasively?
47. The Evaluation Effect: Making Judgments
48. GENRE in the WILD: Understanding Genre Within Rhetorical (Eco)systems
49. Whose Job Is It to Make “Good” Writing? Writer-Responsible vs. Reader-Responsible Languages
50. Dash That Oxford Comma! Prestige and Stigma in Academic Writing
51. Why Study or Participate in the SDGs?
52. Resources for Exploring the SDGs
53. TED Talks and the SDGs
54. Transcript — "How To Make the World a Better Place by 2030" (2015) + Update (2018)
55. Transcript — "The Global Food Waste Scandal"
56. Transcript — "Empower a Girl, Transform a Community"
57. Transcript — "3 Ways to Speak English"
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