Course Readings

You may print the readings or read them electronically. You must either have a device or a hardcopy of the reading in class. If you do not have regular access to a computer or the Internet or are unsure of availability here at QC, please come speak to me.

We will frequently reference the second edition of “They Say, I Say”: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing by Gerald Graff and Birkenstein during our conference hour.

All of our essays require MLA format and citation, some conventions for which we will go over in class. Purdue OWL’s MLA Sample Paper provides an excellent reference, and in-depth information on MLA citation is available on the Purdue OWL MLA Formatting and Style Guide.

Essay 1: Rhetorical Analysis

Essay 2: Lens Analysis

Essay 3: Researched Argument

Readings on Writing


*To be added or updated as class date approaches.

Images: “We the People” series, created for the 2016 presidential inauguration. From left to right, We the People Protect Each Other by Shepard Fairey (Obey Giant), We the People Are Greater than Fear by Jessica Sabogal, and We the People Defend Dignity by Ernesto Yerena.

What is your first reaction to the images (thoughts and feelings)? How do the titles change your thoughts and feelings about the images?


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