Author: Fornes

Analysis #1 Draft Comments

Development Try to provide some specific examples from both the professional writer’s work and your work to add clarity and support to your ideas and claims. The trick to adding the examples is to summarize the information and context without…

Blog Prompt #3 (S2013)

Let’s use this blog prompt to get a start on your second analysis draft. Go through one of you papers and find two consecutive simple sentences. First, combine the sentences with a comma and a coordinating conjunction. Then, combine the…

Commas and Guns

From the Department of Punctuation Makes a Difference, Darn It!, I thought I would pass along the following item. Does the government have a right to ban individuals from owning guns? Well, in some circles, it all depends on a…

Welcome

Hello and welcome to the companion web site for English 250—Rhetorical Grammar at the University of South Carolina Aiken. I created this web site to store and share resources associated with the course. It will be constantly evolving and should…

Here Is Some Writing Advice

Whenever I’m in the mood for a chuckle or two, which generally falls somewhere between the first and fourth student draft, I check on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and am rarely disappointed. I was rewarded today with some advice for writers,…

Blog Prompt #8

Draft a body paragraph or two of your research project. The passage must contain an example from your primary text, your analysis, and a secondary source that supports your analysis in some way.

Blog Prompt #6

Complete #1 for Exercise 23 on page 154 of Rhetorical Grammar (our book). Never be an investor in something you don’t understand or in the dream of an artful salesperson of some product. Be a buyer, not a sellee. Figure…