Welcome to Open English @ SLCC
I. Writing: How We Do, Be, & Make in the World
1. Donald J. Trump, Pope Francis, and the Beef That Defied Space and Time
2. So You Wanna Be an Engineer, a Welder, a Teacher? Academic Disciplines and Professional Literacies
3. Memorability: 6 Keys for Success
4. Why Fiction?
5. "You Will Never Believe What Happened!"—Stories We Tell
6. On Building Self-Confidence in Writing
II. Rhetoric: How We Examine Writing in the World
7. On Rhetoric
8. Language Matters: A Rhetorical Look at Writing
9. The Rhetorical Situation
12. On Genre
13. Rhetoric & Genre: You've Got This! (Even If You Don't Think You Do …)
15. Story as Rhetorical: We Can't Escape Story No Matter How Hard We Try
III. Action: How We Engage & Initiate Change Via Writing
16. Personal Literacy and Academic Learning
17. Writing for Community Change
18. The Elizabeth Smart Case: A Study in Narrativized News
19. Service Learning Abroad: Helping the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation in South Africa
20. The Ethics and Importance of Arguments Across Moral Tribes
IV. Deliberation: How We Make Strategic Writing Choices
21. Writers Make Strategic Choices
22. Making Choices in Writing
23. Organizing Texts in English Academic Writing
24. Punctuation, Memes, and Choice
25. Adding the Storyteller's Tools to Your Writer's Toolbox
26. Is That a True Story?
27. Follow a Map and Grab a Sandwich: Help Your Reader Navigate Your Writing
28. Multi-Modal Communication: Writing in Five Modes
29. Definitions, Dilemmas, Decisions: Making Choices in Writing
30. Consider My Rhetorical What?!! Please, Just Tell Me What You Want
31. Establishing Tone in Your Writing
V. Engagement: How We Utilize Literate Practices to Write
32. Critical Reading
33. Writing Is Recursive
34. Movies Explain the World (of Writing)
35. Peer Review
36. Citations: Why, When, How?
37. Collaborative Response: An Alternative to Peer Feedback
38. Writer's Block? Try Creative Play and Freewriting
39. "Intertextuality": A Reference Guide on Using Texts to Produce Texts
40. Reflection: We're Always Doing It
41. A Quick Introduction to College Learning Strategies
42. General Academic Literacy and Disciplinary Literacy
43. Reading for Understanding
44. Reading to Learn and Remember
45. Adapting to Disciplinary Literacy Conventions
46. Revision IS Writing. That is All.
47. ‘Tis Better to Give and Receive: How to Have More Effective Peer Response Groups
VI. Contingency: How We Situate Writing to Create Meaning
48. Why We Might Tell You "It Depends": Insights on the Uncertainties of Writing
49. Effects Experienced Writers Use
50. The Narrative Effect: Story as the Forward Frame
51. The Information Effect: The Facts, the Figures, the So What?
52. The Persuasion Effect: What Does It Mean to Write Persuasively?
53. The Evaluation Effect: Making Judgments
54. How Stasis Theory Helps You Write a Better Paper: Clearance Racks, Static Cling, and Waterproof Towels
55. Using Stasis Theory to Narrow Your Topic: A Lesson in Writing a Viewpoint Synthesis/Issue Exploration Paper and in Organizing Your Room
56. Write for the Conditions: Help Your Audience "HOLD ON"
57. What Is Story?
58. College Writing and Storytelling
59. GENRE in the WILD: Understanding Genre Within Rhetorical (Eco)systems
60. Audience Analysis: Reasonable Expectation vs. Stereotypes
61. Whose Job Is It to Make "Good" Writing? Writer-Responsible vs. Reader-Responsible Languages
62. Dash That Oxford Comma! Prestige and Stigma in Academic Writing
VII. Student-Authored Projects
63. From Adult Child to the True Self: How the ACA Red Book Creates a New Identity for Trauma Survivors
64. I Wrote Something, Now What?
65. Storytelling and Identity: Writing Yourself Into Existence
66. The Disgusting Rhetoric Behind Social Media Copywriting
67. The Incompatibility Between Classroom Literacies
VIII. Articles for Instructors
68. Service-Learning in English Studies and Writing Studies