This powerpoint contextualizes the importance of narration and description through their relationship to rhetoric and identity. Argumentation and rhetorical analysis are described as heuristics for rhetoric. Slides on rhetorical analysis link such inquiry to self-reflection and the visualization of opportunities to connect to audiences, as well as invites occasions for argumentation. Lecture notes, discussion questions, free-writing exercises, and collaborative workshop activities enable students to sharpen their narration/description skills. This powerpoint does not exhaustively cover specific narration techniques such as utilizing active verbs to create narrative perspective, but students are encouraged to reflect on this strategy throughout the slides "showing not telling."
Some slides are in conversation with the textbooks Envision (2nd Edition) by Christine Alfano and Alyssa O'Brien, and Christine Latterell's Remix (2nd Edition). Instructors may omit slides that deal with these external materials. The contents of this presentation may be approached as a series of interactive discussions intended to be spread out over the course of two to three class periods.