Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Good morning, Minions!

Just to check that everyone can find and use the class blog, please reply to this comment and give us a little more information about you.

Please give us:

Your Name

What you're hoping to get out of this class

The answer to the last person's question

A question for the next person

For Example:

My name is RoseE Hadden. I'm hoping that I can better develop my organizational skills this semester, so I can learn to provide clearer expectations and better feedback and reduce stress for me and everyone in class.

There is no last person's question yet, so I'll skip this for now.

My question: What is your biggest pet peeve?


  1. My name is Maren Loar. I am hoping to become better at using Rhetoric and being more complete in my writing.

    My pet peeve is when people don't wash their hands after using the bathroom.

    My question: If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

  2. I am Hannah Powell. This semester I want to improve my research skills when it comes to writing papers.

    If I were an animal, I would be a cheetah because I love to run.

    My question: If you could live in another country, which would you pick and why?

  3. I'm Parker Farnsworth. By taking this class I want to feel more confident in my writing skills.

    I would live in Spain. I've never been, but there's a lot of things I want to see and do.

    What's your favorite movie and why?

  4. Hi! My name is Elizabeth Burdzy and even if its the standard answer I want to improve my writing skills. I dont know about anyone else, but I did pretty poorly on the writing section of the SAT. I can't just WRITE. It can take me up to an hour to get just an introduction down! So yeah, I'd love to learn how to write well when I have a limited amount of time.
    My favorite movie is Princess Mononoke by Hayao Miyazaki. It's a beautiful film about how nature/animals passionately fight for their homes as human try and destroy it with industry.
    My question: If you could be a descendant from any European royal, who would you choose?

    1. My name is Nathan Jones. From this class I want to be able to create high caliber papers in short amounts of time. I find this question puzzling and think Ivan the terrible is among them if so he is my choice. If you had to do one of these things which would it be? Swim in a pool of earthworms for 5 minutes or eat 5 earth worms?

    2. HEY! My name is Christy Wilkin. I am hoping to become better at persuasive writing and being able to see others' perspectives more clearly in this class.

      A: Neither of these options is very pleasant, however, I would choose to eat 5 earth worms.

      Q: Before you die, what is something you've always wanted to do?

  5. Hey! I'm Tansy Billin. I have never been a very clear writer. In taking this class I hope to become a more fluid and concise writer, whose work is appealing to read.

    I've always wanted to go dumpster diving.

    What is your ideal vacation?

  6. Hey! My name is Christy Thompson. I'm taking this class to become a stronger writing with more advanced style and technique. I'm also hoping to be become more comfortable writing essays on any subject.

    My ideal vacation would be to travel all around the Caribbean Islands with my friends and family snorkeling and having fun!

    If you could spend a day with anyone ALIVE, who would it be and why?

  7. My name is Bronwyn Courtney. I am taking this class to write more coherently and organize my thoughts better.

    If I could spend a day with anyone alive I would pick Hugh Laurie. I find his music really enjoyable, I just love his style. I also think he would be very interesting to have a conversation with.

    What is the most life changing event you have had in your life?

  8. My name is Erica Thompson. I am taking this class to improve my writing skills, write clearly, and get to the point faster.

    The most life changing event I have had in my life would have to be my humanitarian trip to Kenya in 2012. My eyes were opened to the poverty that is all around us and gave me a chance to reflect on all the blessings that I have that I take for granted. Needless to say, I do not take them for granted anymore.

    If you could pick one person to bring back from the dead, who would it be and why?

  9. My name is Sadie Hutchinson. I am taking this class to improve in explaining my thoughts through writing more proficiently and persuasively. My mind gets really jumbled when I write about something, so hopefully I'll learn tools to organize it all as I write.

    I would bring back my grandma because she was so much fun to be around and I miss her bear hugs.

    What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

  10. Hi,my name is Nicole Jones. I took this class to improve my research and citation skills. I am excited for the analytic side and global aspect.

    My favorite flavor of ice cream is mint cookie crunch.

    What is your biggest fear?

  11. Hey there! My name is Abby Walker, and I'm taking this class to become a more complex writer. I want to become better at organizing my thoughts onto paper, grabbing the attention of readers.

    My biggest fear would have to be swimming in deep water while it's pitch black.

    Where's your favorite place to vacation?

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  13. Hi, my name is Kim Gubler! I'll be honest, I'm taking this class to fulfill my GE but I want to get to much more out of it than that. I want to be able to write in a way that captures people's' attention and that people enjoy reading. I want to be able to understand Rhetoric better and become better at putting my thoughts on paper more clearly.

    My favorite place to vacation is at a cabin high in the mountains surrounded by my best friends and family. Other than that, I dream of going to Europe.

    If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?

  14. Hey, my name is Kim Snow. I'm hoping to learn how to improve my paper researching skills and how to better organize and likewise improve my essays/writing.

    If I could meet anyone I would want to meet J.K. Rowling because she is my favorite author and one of the best writers I know of.

    What's your favorite book and why?

  15. Hello, I'm Raechel Waters. I am taking this class so I can write better in my other college classes. I want my papers to be very understandable, yet make the reader think about what I am saying.

    I don't have a favorite book. There's way too many to choose from, and I don't have favorites.

    I don't think there's anyone left, but just in case, here's your question....
    If you were to choose where and when you were born, would it be different than it was? If so, where, when, and why?

  16. Hola, my name is Hunter Casillas. I'm taking this class because I would like to expand on my knowledge and comprehensiveness of writing. I know I'm a little late, but I was just added to this class and I look forward to getting to know all of you.

    If I could choose where and when I was born I wouldn't change it simply because there are too many unpredictable factors to consider. The main reason is because I would lose the family I have now and I don't want that.

    Anyways, I was the last one, so I'll leave it at that.