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PWR 1A: Introduction to Writing at Stanford: Rhetorics of Consumer Culture

What does consumer culture say about the larger culture? PWR 1A uses questions about consumer culture -- music, movies, sports-- for writing and researching. How do video games teach engineering and physics? How do detective and courtroom dramas lead to discussions about DNA analysis? We look at consumer culture as cultural critics, using ideas about technology, society, and economics to analyze human behavior. We'll study theories about media to research how everyday artifacts are signs of our culture. We'll write an analytical essay about cultural commentary or a commercial space, learn about library research to explore topics of your choice, and share our research. We'll work together as a group to practice collaboration and project-based learning. Enrollment exclusive to incoming Stanford freshman student athletes. PWR1A classes are small, workshop-style meetings that encourage extensive interaction between students and instructors. Meets for 6 weeks. PWR1A does not meet the Stanford first-year writing requirement.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3

PWR 1D: Writing Academic Arguments: The Art of the Essay

Offered only to participants in the Summer College for High School Students. How can you write college-level essays that hook readers and sustain their interest over the course of a well-researched argument? In this course you'll learn how to craft good research questions, conduct ethical scholarly research, engage counterarguments, and write and revise academic essays. You will write a rhetorical analysis of a work that interests you, such as an essay, film, song, painting, etc. and develop a persuasive, research-based essay exploring a topic you feel passionate about. Does not meet the Stanford first-year writing requirement.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3
Instructors: Heredia, A. (PI)

PWR 1HZ: Introduction to College Writing

What are the strategies and practices that can help you become a successful writer, no matter what your area of study? In this class, students will develop critical reading, writing, and research skills, with a special attention to college application practices, strong argumentation, rhetorical awareness, and introductory research skills. The sections are small, encouraging extensive interaction between students and instructors. Class activities will primarily be in the form of discussions, peer work, and small group activities; in addition, students will have periodic one-to-one meetings with instructors for individualized learning. This class does not meet the Stanford first-year writing requirement.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3

PWR 2HLA: Writing & Rhetoric 2: Communicating Your Research: Meaningful Academic Writing and Speaking

Prerequisite: PWR 1. How do you present complex research or specialized knowledge in a way that makes sense and moves audiences to see the value of your work? In this class, we will examine the ways effective communicators engage audiences and illuminate their ideas in a variety of contexts, including academic journals, popular publications, and multimedia presentations. We'll pay attention to the texts' argumentative structure, and the use of narrative, metaphor, and visualization to explain the unfamiliar. We will also identify the ways in which the speaker's voice and body are sources of persuasion and meaning. As you pursue a research project on meaningful communication, you will develop your own toolkit for presenting your expertise in engaging ways.
Terms: Win, Sum | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 2
Instructors: Lie, H. (PI)

PWR 6VT: Writing in the University: Debates about the Politics and Technologies of Journalism

Lately, journalism has been in the news: every day we see or hear a new story about problems with journalism and the news media¿from charges of biased coverage to fake news circulating on Facebook. Yet, push alerts from news apps and social media also shape our daily conversations. In this class, we will investigate the news industry, examining the challenges faced by journalists today and emerging new forms of digital journalism. We will focus on the political, economic and technological forces that have shaped the writing and rhetoric of journalists. Students might explore debates such as fake news, bias and objectivity; partisanship and polarization; or polling and political coverage. We start by writing an analytical essay about multimedia reporting, move into writing about research regarding a topic of your choice, and close by sharing research in oral presentations. At each step, we work together as a group, doing workshops, engaging in discussion, and collaborating in peer review. Our research projects will provide the opportunity to engage with recent scholarship and stake out your own positions on the future of journalism.
Terms: Sum | Units: 4
Instructors: Kamrath, C. (PI)
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