For my College Writing Class with Professor Hoskins, I have had the unique opportunity to research a commonplace in the D.C. Metropolitan area and observe it through a rhetorical lens. I picked a coffee shop in the Shaw area called Compass Coffee. The cafe originated from an old laundromat and now has multiple locations throughout the city. I explored D.C. through newspaper articles, videos, and first-hand observations.
What makes this project even cooler is that my whole class participated. Here is a map of everyone’s commonplaces and research: Class Google Map
Looking back at my work over the semester, I never realized how exciting and impactful my work was until now. I hope you enjoy looking at my project!
Below are links to each part: