Contents

  1. Welcome to Open English @ SLCC

  2. I. Writing: How We Do, Be, & Make in the World

    1. 1. Donald J. Trump, Pope Francis, and the Beef That Defied Space and Time

    2. 2. So You Wanna Be an Engineer, a Welder, a Teacher? Academic Disciplines and Professional Literacies

    3. 3. Memorability: 6 Keys for Success

    4. 4. Why Fiction?

    5. 5. "You Will Never Believe What Happened!"—Stories We Tell

    6. 6. On Building Self-Confidence in Writing

  3. II. Rhetoric: How We Examine Writing in the World

    1. 7. On Rhetoric

    2. 8. Language Matters: A Rhetorical Look at Writing

    3. 9. The Rhetorical Situation

    4. 10. Audience

    5. 11. Exigence

    6. 12. On Genre

    7. 13. Rhetoric & Genre: You've Got This! (Even If You Don't Think You Do …)

    8. 14. Counterargument

    9. 15. Story as Rhetorical: We Can't Escape Story No Matter How Hard We Try

  4. III. Action: How We Engage & Initiate Change Via Writing

    1. 16. Personal Literacy and Academic Learning

    2. 17. Writing for Community Change

    3. 18. The Elizabeth Smart Case: A Study in Narrativized News

    4. 19. Service Learning Abroad: Helping the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation in South Africa

    5. 20. The Ethics and Importance of Arguments Across Moral Tribes

  5. IV. Deliberation: How We Make Strategic Writing Choices

    1. 21. Writers Make Strategic Choices

    2. 22. Making Choices in Writing

    3. 23. Organizing Texts in English Academic Writing

    4. 24. Punctuation, Memes, and Choice

    5. 25. Adding the Storyteller's Tools to Your Writer's Toolbox

    6. 26. Is That a True Story?

    7. 27. Follow a Map and Grab a Sandwich: Help Your Reader Navigate Your Writing

    8. 28. Multi-Modal Communication: Writing in Five Modes

    9. 29. Definitions, Dilemmas, Decisions: Making Choices in Writing

    10. 30. Consider My Rhetorical What?!! Please, Just Tell Me What You Want

    11. 31. Establishing Tone in Your Writing

  6. V. Engagement: How We Utilize Literate Practices to Write

    1. 32. Critical Reading

    2. 33. Writing Is Recursive

    3. 34. Movies Explain the World (of Writing)

    4. 35. Peer Review

    5. 36. Citations: Why, When, How?

    6. 37. Collaborative Response: An Alternative to Peer Feedback

    7. 38. Writer's Block? Try Creative Play and Freewriting

    8. 39. "Intertextuality": A Reference Guide on Using Texts to Produce Texts

    9. 40. Reflection: We're Always Doing It

    10. 41. A Quick Introduction to College Learning Strategies

    11. 42. General Academic Literacy and Disciplinary Literacy

    12. 43. Reading for Understanding

    13. 44. Reading to Learn and Remember

    14. 45. Adapting to Disciplinary Literacy Conventions

    15. 46. Revision IS Writing. That is All.

    16. 47. ‘Tis Better to Give and Receive: How to Have More Effective Peer Response Groups

  7. VI. Contingency: How We Situate Writing to Create Meaning

    1. 48. Why We Might Tell You "It Depends": Insights on the Uncertainties of Writing

    2. 49. Effects Experienced Writers Use

    3. 50. The Narrative Effect: Story as the Forward Frame

    4. 51. The Information Effect: The Facts, the Figures, the So What?

    5. 52. The Persuasion Effect: What Does It Mean to Write Persuasively?

    6. 53. The Evaluation Effect: Making Judgments

    7. 54. How Stasis Theory Helps You Write a Better Paper: Clearance Racks, Static Cling, and Waterproof Towels

    8. 55. Using Stasis Theory to Narrow Your Topic: A Lesson in Writing a Viewpoint Synthesis/Issue Exploration Paper and in Organizing Your Room

    9. 56. Write for the Conditions: Help Your Audience "HOLD ON"

    10. 57. What Is Story?

    11. 58. College Writing and Storytelling

    12. 59. GENRE in the WILD: Understanding Genre Within Rhetorical (Eco)systems

    13. 60. Audience Analysis: Reasonable Expectation vs. Stereotypes

    14. 61. Whose Job Is It to Make "Good" Writing? Writer-Responsible vs. Reader-Responsible Languages

    15. 62. Dash That Oxford Comma! Prestige and Stigma in Academic Writing

  8. VII. Student-Authored Projects

    1. 63. From Adult Child to the True Self: How the ACA Red Book Creates a New Identity for Trauma Survivors

    2. 64. I Wrote Something, Now What?

    3. 65. Storytelling and Identity: Writing Yourself Into Existence

    4. 66. The Disgusting Rhetoric Behind Social Media Copywriting

    5. 67. The Incompatibility Between Classroom Literacies

  9. VIII. Articles for Instructors

    1. 68. Service-Learning in English Studies and Writing Studies