ENG 358 Week 1 Topic 1 Discussion Question 1
Does the English language continue to develop? How can you tell? Give at least two examples.
ENG 358 Week 1 Topic 1 Discussion Question 2
What computer technology do you think has had the biggest impact on the English language? Why?
ENG 358 Week 2 Topic 2 Discussion Question 1
Which affects the English language more, race, class, age, or gender? Justify your responses using examples and citations
ENG 358 Week 2 Topic 2 DQ 2
What has been your experience with regard to the differences between the way women and men communicate? Does it change depending on the situation? Give examples to justify your answer.
ENG 358 Week 3 Topic 3 Discussion Question 1
Do you speak differently at work than you do at home? Why or why not? If so, what are the differences?
ENG 358 Week 3 Topic 3 DQ 2
What is sociolinguistics? How does it differ from etymology?
ENG 358 Week 4 Topic 4 Discussion Question 1
What kinds of creative writing are you involved with through work, school, or your personal life?
ENG 358 Week 4 Topic 4 DQ 2
Why do you think so many people use the term politically correct in a pejorative way when the real impetus of the term is to help people be more culturally sensitive and inclusive?
ENG 358 Week 5 Topic 5 Discussion Question 1
Identify reasons why understanding sentence slots and patterns has a practical application for students other than in a grammar class.
ENG 358 Week 5 Topic 5 DQ 2
Compare the verb system of a foreign language you have studied to the English verb system. What similarities or differences can you identify?
ENG 358 Week 6 Topic 6 Discussion Question 1
What aspect of this Topic has the greatest impact on you and your writing?
ENG 358 Week 6 Topic 6 DQ 2
How could you help a nonnative speaker correctly use the forms who and whom?
ENG 358 Week 7 Topic 7 DQ 1
What is wrong with the following sentence, and how would you correct it? “The hamburgers at McDonald’s are better than Burger King.”
ENG 358 Week 7 Topic 7 DQ 2
Explain the importance of the comma in the following sentence: “The man sat eating, a gun in his hand.
ENG 358 Week 8 Topic 8 DQ 1
What are the dangers associated with the use of rhetoric? What are some benefits of the use of rhetoric? Justify your responses using examples and citations.
ENG 358 Week 8 Topic 8 DQ 2
Is it harder to see the rhetoric in religious or political dialogue? Why?