ENGL 210 Introduction to Style

This course serves as an introduction to theories of style, and it also provides students with practice in analyzing rhetorical situations for the purpose of determining and then executing an appropriate style. Theoretical topics will include the problem of defining style, the relationships between style and rhetorical situation, the problem of defining discourse community, the relationship between style and persuasion, the problems relating to style and bias, and the ethical problems associated with style. Practical issues include diction, technical terms and jargon, tone, sentence combining, emphasis, rhythm, sentence variety, sentence elegance in technical prose, sentence faults, writing on one topic, developing the paragraph topic, achieving an effective flow, and providing adequate details.




ENGL 106, ENGL 107, or ENGL 206