Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing

Assignment

This assignment is designed to help students develop a thoughtful research topic. Students go through a series of steps, questions, and background reading to help them better understand and refine a research topic.

Assignment

This assignment is meant to illustrate the differences between scholarly and popular information sources by presenting students with information on the topic of "fracking" from four different resources: a scholarly article, a magazine, a newspaper and a website. It introduces the idea that information can be presented in different formats depending on the context and information need.

Teaching Resource

Writing Commons  is an open education resource that helps students improve their writing, critical thinking, and information literacy. Founded in 2008 by Joseph M.

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