RCC College Writing I

About this class

 

The first part of a one-year writing sequence emphasizing the creation of clear, thoughtful prose linked to critical reading and the interpretation of the content, style and structure of essays. Seven or more essays are required, three of which will be written in class. One is a documented essay, which students must pass in order to pass the course.

 

 

Student Learning Outcomes

Students Who Successfully Complete this Course Will:

Ø  Apply Active Essay Reading Skills

Ø  Demonstrate Active Reading Skills

Ø  Discuss Seven Distinct Rhetorical Essay Types

Ø  Create Seven Distinct Rhetorical Essay Types

Ø  Develop one Research-based (Documented) Essay

 

 

 

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1 year 1 week ago

This was a fascinating read, I am studying criminal justice and find this all very interesting. Your title is what really grabbed my attention. I think you did a great job analyzing the documentary, but I think you could have added some extra info, including when and why he started the serial killings, what age he started harming animals and maybe a little bit more of a comparison in other serial killers and their childhood. However, I enjoyed it non the less.

1 year 3 weeks ago

Hello rsmit18,
I enjoyed your article because I have been reading a lot about this issue myself. It's a very scary topic when you learn the lasting impact it could make on everybody. The job a bee has is much more important than most people seem to believe. From what I've read I learned that out of the entire population of bee's, only a small portion are the honey bee's that are kept in hives to pollinate meaning that most that are unaffected are wild. These wild bee's will still be left to pollinate but it can still greatly affect the agriculture. I love how you added that we need to would need to find an Eco-friendlier and organic style of agriculture in order to reduce the risk because it is the current bee-killing pesticides that cause the most significant amount of harm.

1 year 3 weeks ago

The beginning of this post really put a clear image in my head of what this book looks like. It was very descriptive and made me want to see it in person. I find artifacts from the past to be fascinating because it shows how far society has come. It is cool to be able to almost put yourself in their mindset when you stumble upon something like this medicinal book. For example, how they believed witchcraft could heal disease. Humans have had to be dealing with the same issues for generations but we just hold so much more knowledge about the issues today and you don't find doctors using witchcraft today. However, those are the resources they had available to them so they made do. It makes me question if doctors today use any information that was included in earlier books about medicine. Maybe we could learn more by taking a step back to see what used to work.

1 year 3 weeks ago

I think that PTSD is a major issue that some people take lightly. I also think Mental heath is also looked at as a not a "Real" issue. I have personal experiences with patients i take care of everyday. I see that the rate of people getting help is slim to none in many different areas. Some people are denial and are afraid to get help, for they have a fear of the unknown. I also see that some try to get help but, find there isnt many places to get it. Psychologist and Psychiatrist have wait list that go out at least a year and unless you have excellent insurance they wont take you. It's heartbreaking to see this happen to many people and people who protect our country. I think there needs to be more awareness and more places to get help.

1 year 3 weeks ago

I think that PTSD is a major issue that some people take lightly. I also think Mental heath is also looked at as a not a "Real" issue. I have personal experiences with patients i take care of everyday. I see that the rate of people getting help is slim to none in many different areas. Some people are denial and are afraid to get help, for they have a fear of the unknown. I also see that some try to get help but, find there isnt many places to get it. Psychologist and Psychiatrist have wait list that go out at least a year and unless you have excellent insurance they wont take you. It's heartbreaking to see this happen to many people and people who protect our country. I think there needs to be more awareness and more places to get help.

1 year 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed how emotional and heartfelt your words are in this post. I think you hit on some really good points and I liked how you put in some rhetorical questions, which helps the reader really think about what you are stating. I very much agree with how it is a terrible idea to just send someone because of their mental disorder and essentially have them cope with it alone. Such a wonderful post!

1 year 3 weeks ago

While I agree that Donald Trump is racist, I do not feel he would be considered a manifestation of "Modern Racism." Based on your definition of how "Modern Racism" takes on a more implicit and subtle approach, Donald Trumps brand of racism is pervasive and hyperbolic, which is more reminiscent of the Post Civil Rights Era and Jim Crow Laws. He has no qualms of making vast generalized statements of various ethnicities and religions, like he has in the past regarding Mexicans, Muslims, etc. Furthermore, he has no qualms of basing his various platforms in regards to things like immigration and the criminal justice system on racist ideology. Ultimately, I feel the telling story is how in 2017, our President and Vice-President has a combined ideology that is racist, that is misogynistic and that is anti-LGBT. If nothing else, this is most reflective of "Modern Racism" because two men who spout such rhetoric will hold the two highest positions in the American Government, as per the Electoral College. How much more subtle can a little less than half the American voters get? In other news, he has softened a bit on some of the "musts" on his platform, so perhaps it was a clever ruse to get into office. Then again, as you stated in your post, Donald Trump was a key proponent of the birther movement in regards to President Obama and that was certainly indicative of "Modern Racism."

1 year 4 weeks ago

What you had to say about Donald Trump is very true. On the other hand, he a can not do much damage when it comes to building a wall because number one, no one will pay for it, and number two, it has to go through congress and what not. Also, he is out president now and there are no redo's at this point. We must accept the fact that he is going to me our future president and there is nothing we can do about it. Hillary would have been no better option than Donald because she is a liar. So, therefore, we were in a lose lose situation no matter who won the presidency.

1 year 4 weeks ago

I could not agree with you more on this blog. Donald Trump has used his money and power to manipulate people. He has created many barriers not just in race, but also in genders and religion. Now that he is unfortunately the leader of our country people feel that it is ok to speak and act on such racism since the man in charge is so open with it. I am a twenty eight year old Hispanic female with two young boys that are going to be growing up in these times and I cant explain how afraid I am. I don't think that Hilary was a much better option but she was the lesser of the two evils. It saddens me to think that there are so many people that stand behind a man that has over and over again shown so much hatred. But, I saw a quote that allowed me to not completely hate him and it went along the lines of, wishing him (Donald Trump) bad is like hoping for the pilot of your plane to not succeed just because you don't believe in his views. How do you think the country would have responded to President Obama had he shown this kind of behavior?

1 year 1 month ago

I must agree with you in your comments regarding Donald Trump and racism. This is a terrifying time for our country. I fear that the rights and civil liberties that immigrants such as slaves, hispanics, and muslims have had to fight for time and time again are at risk. The protests that are going on are not doing anything but creating bigger problems. I can honestly say my reasons for who i choose in the presidential election go far beyond just the racism aspect but it is something important that should not be overlooked. In a world where women and immigrants have fought so hard to be equal it feels as if we were stabbed in the back by having this man be elected President of the United States of America. Although I will always take pride in my country I am very afraid for our future. I am interested to find out how much of the "promises" will hold true. Heres to the next four years.

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I’ve been teaching English courses at RCC as an adjunct professor since 2006.

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