This spring, I’m adding a new course to my repertoire. It’s a single-semester class called Composition. The advanced track of a first-year writing requirement, it focuses not on basic prose but on rhetoric, or “making effective contributions in writing to intellectual discussions, academically and in other cultural settings.”
In other words, this course will initiate new undergraduates into academic rationality.
This is exciting. No, that’s not strong enough. Planning this course is really, really fun.