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2.7: Key Takeaways

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    • Writing is a way of entering a conversation, including the larger civil discourse in society. Academic writing is part of this, just as texting with friends in writing as a way of entering into conversation.
    • Unlike in spoken conversation, in writing, you have to create the context and tone on your own.
    • Developing your “writer’s sense” about communicating within the writing situation is the most important thing you should learn in first-year composition.
    • Much more is expected of college students cognitively in college reading and writing.
    • Critical thinking for problem solving is an analytical process that we practice intensely in college and use every day to various degrees. It can be learned through practice.
    • The rhetorical appeals -- ethos, pathos, logos -- need to be used in balance with kairos for effective argumentation.
    • Identifying logical fallacies and inappropriate appeals to pathos are important for your writing and ideas to be taken seriously.
    • Rhetorical analysis allows us to understand how the messages that surround us function.

    This page titled 2.7: Key Takeaways is shared under a CC BY-SA license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Athena Kashyap & Erika Dyquisto (ASCCC Open Educational Resources Initiative) .