Extra Stuff: Presentation Day

I attended the presentation session on Thursday. I was very impressed with the outcome of the presentation. Students presented their mapping commonplace assignments on a presentation screen. The presentations was very organized. I especially enjoyed viewing John’s presentation because he hit all the key points of a successful mapping commonplace assignment. I also felt like […]

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Reflection of Last Class

During our last class meeting, we discussed and evaluated this course curriculum and set objectives. Professor Hoskins spoke to us about the purpose of rhetorical writing and what it means to be writer in this society. The class took this as an opportunity to reflect on what has happened during the semester. Various students appreciated […]

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Welcome to my page!

Hello my name is Ghelatia Petros Araia and I am a student at American University. Welcome to my page! I am a biology major and I currently am taking Writing 101 with Professor Hoskins. This blog page is created for my Writing 101 course. Within this course, we have written plenty of annotated bibliographies, digital archives, […]

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Extra Stuff: Office Hours

During my session with Professor Hoskins, we worked on my coming up with ideas on my upcoming mapping common places assignment. Initially, I wanted to work on a prezi presentation and Professor Hoskins suggested working on a Time Mapper as well. The Time Mapper can help with organizing the dates from research project. Within this […]

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Office Hours

During my first office hours visit Professor Hoskins, I felt very comfortable. Professor Hoskins sat down with me and we went over how grading within the class works and how to improve assignments. At first, I had difficulty writing papers for this class. I didn’t always follow the directions and I sometimes would get lost, […]

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Final Chapter

In his final City of Rhetoric chapter, author David Fleming argues that it is extremely difficult to design environments that are conducive to human flourishing. Even though there is difficulty in such task, humans still keep trying. Through his exploration of these environments, Fleming briefly states, “But designing for people is not just about ensuring […]

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