RA 7: College Campuses as Commonplaces for Learning

In their article “Recognizing College Landscapes as Learning Spaces,” Kathleen G. Scholl and Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi argue that today’s universities should provide students a holistic learning environment with both indoor and outdoor spaces so they can experience both community interaction and personal reflection. Using the evolution of college campuses, the benefits of human-nature interactions, and […]

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RA6: Afterword

RA6 Within “Afterword” in his City of Rhetoric, David Fleming proposes a new ideal of thought towards “place and community”. Fleming wraps up his argument by showing the “purpose” of his writing and his overall stance on the neglect of domestic public life. Fleming shares that the, “ neglect of domestic public life under this […]

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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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RA 4: Fleming 3.8

In his book City of Rhetoric, author David Fleming argues that our built environment is influenced by and influences the rhetoric surrounding it. Throughout the book and his research he shares different examples and his reasoning, but it’s in the final chapters where he ties it all together. In chapter 8, Fleming also raises two new questions: “What […]

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A Look Towards the Future: Fleming’s Commonplace

Rhetorical Analysis #5 By Kwesi Billups In Chapter 8 of his City of Rhetoric, David Fleming defines the terms by which he believes the reductive societal pictures of suburbia, home, and ghetto can be discarded and replaced by doctrines that seek to erase discrimination, violence, and isolation from the subtext of housing planning and, thus,  public […]

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Sociospatial Dialect: The Future of Discourse

Reading Analysis #4 By Kwesi Billups In Chapter 3 of his City of Rhetoric, David Fleming makes use of theories of proxemics, linguistics, and chronemics to present a framework by which a revitalization of public discourse can come forth. Fleming’s proposal of the urban sphere as the tool by which groups can better communicate and restructure the public […]

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