Avery Bell

The professional rhetoric and writing minor has included some of my favorite classes at BYU. Nowhere else can you discuss and apply philosophy all in one class and simultaneously learn how to be a better citizen and communicator. This minor applies to every major. I am a

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Emily Cluff

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

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Madelyn Taylor

The Professional Writing and Rhetoric minor was where I got to see everything I learned in my English major translated into marketable workplace skills. The opportunity for collaborative work in my rhetoric classes especially stood out to me as a more realistic reflection of

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Adam Call

While my initial draw to the minor was just its significant overlap with the English major, once inside I discovered that an understanding of rhetorical principles is an invaluable and necessary skill. The minor offers many opportunities for studying across various fields

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Gabriel Bradford

During my third semester at BYU I took Persuasive Writing. That class completely changed my attitude towards writing—which before then was mostly despairing—and sucked me into the writing and rhetoric minor. Since then my writing classes have not only been a welcome break

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Lauren Halversen

The Professional Writing and Rhetoric minor is a minor I think everyone needs! The courses helped me refine my communicating skills as well as create a polished professional writing portfolio before graduating. Introduction to Professional Writing was one of my favorite

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Staci Horrocks

The Professional Writing and Rhetoric Minor at BYU is great! In the classes, I have gained an appreciation for the rich history of the rhetorical tradition. I have also found that rhetorical principles are as necessary today as they were in Ancient Greece. With the internet,

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Dane Jo

I think one of the most invaluable minors here at BYU is the Writing and Rhetoric minor. As a budding scientist, one of the biggest challenges that I see with my fellow peers is that many of us are afraid to write or present our research because we struggle to convey our

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