Volume 2

Writing and Rhetoric I

 The selections included in this section of the anthology were created in response to assignments in Writing and Rhetoric I, the first course in Columbia’s two-course writing sequence. In Writing and Rhetoric I, students work on understanding and refining their own writing processes, while connecting personal knowledge to the knowledges of broader communities and cultures through reading and responding critically to a wide range of texts. In addition, students work on making choices appropriate to a variety of rhetorical contexts for writing. The essays included for Writing and Rhetoric I were chosen for the diversity they exhibit in the types of texts critically analyzed and the types of rhetorical contexts students can encounter in Writing and Rhetoric I, in addition to their other merits.

Editor’s Choice: Lien Le
Additional Selections: Bronte Price
Bryan Tap
Melissa Huedem
Nicole Jameson

Writing and Rhetoric II

The essays included in this section of the anthology were created in response to assignments in Writing and Rhetoric II.  In Writing and Rhetoric II students work on developing and sustaining an in-depth personal and intellectual inquiry into a subject of their choosing.  For this reason, the course focuses on teaching students primary research methods and working with secondary sources.

The selections chosen represent different stages of sustained inquiries, in two different research modes, inquiry and ethnography.  The selections offer a range of methods, and some of them show parts of a broader inquiry that progressed as the course continued.

Editor’s Choice: Conner Good (best viewed with Mozilla)
Additional Selections:
Kylie McCalla
  Megan Fiechter
NaSasha Harrell
Vanessa Barnes