This college writing seminar aims to teach you how to:
- Read texts closely to extract issues and questions that matter to you;
- Find your voice and adapt it to suit different audiences.
- Strengthen your arguments by incorporating other voices and perspectives;
- Appreciate words & images as building materials;
- Take charge of your online identity and design your digital domain.
Based on the instructional goals for the WRI 101 courses at Davidson College, the learning outcomes for Revolutionary Writing reflect the specific terms and processes we’ll use in this section of the course. Although the language is slightly different, the fundamental principles are the same.
By the end of the semester, you should be able to:
- Read complex, multimedia texts critically, which entails asking questions, identifying patterns, and recognizing motives and rhetorical strategies.
- Identify a critical question raised by a complex text, which may be of significant intellectual, social, political, historical, scientific, or aesthetic interest.
- Locate authoritative resources that can help you answer or respond to a critical question.
- Compose an argument that articulates a core idea or question, situates it in a larger conversation, and asserts a clear, focused answer or hypothesis.
- Select, explain, and represent fairly and accurately relevant supporting and contradictory evidence.
- Adapt your writing style to various audiences and platforms.