A Book of Student Writing from Rhetoric and Composition
People avoid writing because of the fear and anxiety they have about writing. Prior to attending Penn State and taking a Rhetoric and Composition class, I was one of those people. Depending on the style and the way the material is presented, you will find yourself creating essays, outlining speeches, etc., without giving it a second thought.
After my very first English course at Penn State, I was over the fear and was able to not only pass the course with an A but was approached by my Effective Speech and Communications professor requesting my papers be used as samples in her upcoming courses. You will find essays in this book on subject matter that will motivate and improve the writer’s skills in the following areas: rhetorical analysis, position arguments, proposals, understanding the rhetorical situation, and many more. Also included are a couple of speeches that I thoroughly enjoyed preparing.