Rhetoric & Research
Rhetoric and Research is designed to introduce the student to writing as a process and to the skills necessary to conduct college-level research using primary and secondary sources. Though students will write essays with a variety of aims, emphasis is placed on argumentative and analytical writing supported by research. Students completing the course will be able to read sources critically and document them correctly as well as write essays that are unified, rich in supporting detail, have smooth transitions, and are expressed in the varied sentence patterns of standard written English. Students will receive a grade of A, B, C, or F. This course must be completed during a student’s first year of study at NCU.