The Professional Writing and Rhetoric minor has been both rewarding and beneficial in my academic, professional, and personal life. In the minor, you learn to communicate effectively, analyze critically, and use tools of rhetoric to make real changes in the world. It has made me far more aware of the rhetoric that is used all around me and enabled me, which has made me a more careful consumer and communicator. I truly believe that this minor would benefit anyone in any field of study because of the skills it gives you. Regardless of what you hope to accomplish professionally or academically, an ability to analyze and synthesize information well and then communicate your ideas both effectively and persuasively can benefit you. I am really grateful for my time in the minor – it has prepared me for law school, enhanced my relationships, and helped me to succeed here at BYU.