Before entering this class, I knew how to do a rhetorical analysis, but I didn’t exactly realize the degree to which rhetoric dominated our culture and the world. Before entering this class, I knew that an article or letter could be a rhetorical artifact, but I didn’t realize that literally anything could be a rhetorical artifact. For project one, I decided to challenge myself so that I could fully appreciate these realizations. Therefore, I chose to do a rhetorical analysis of time. Analyzing something as abstract and scientific as time in terms of how it interacts with the world and creates its own rhetoric both solidified the concept that anything can be a rhetorical artifact and introduced a relatively new branch of rhetoric called science rhetoric.
For the second project, I would have liked to expound off of my previous project; however, this project required that we make our own rhetorical artifact that is applicable and relevant to students at ASU – or, at the very least, applicable to college students in general. One can i...
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... relied on the abomination that is joomag (an online zine-creating program). So, this project also helped build my group interaction skills, even though I was only working with one other person.
Ultimately, this class improved me as a student, as an adult, and as a person. This class focused more on learning the material than on grades – or, as it is with most classes, making a class unnecessarily difficult so that you worry more about your grades than actually learning what is being “taught” in the class. I now understand what people mean when they say that the teacher makes or breaks the class. My English professor for this year – Kelly Medina-Lopez – is an amazing teacher and mentor. If I could, I would take another class with her. My only criticism is having to use joomag for the final project, which is about of user friendly an interface as a feral cat on acid.
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