Rhetoric and Composition Research

Rhetoric and Composition is a lively and growing area of English Studies, contributing research and critical understanding about the teaching and learning of writing, the relationship between writing and knowing, the changing nature of "writing" in the digital media, the history of rhetoric and its pedagogy, the role of writing in multiple cultures and communities, and the role of writing and other symbolic forms in academic disciplines, business and industry, popular culture, and many other realms of life.

This research guide is intended to introduce students to this area within English Studies and to provide access to the major research tools.