What is Rhetoric?

Rhetoric is the study and art of writing and speaking well, being persuasive, and knowing how to compose successful texts and presentations. From songs and speeches to tweets and Facebook posts, Rhetoric is actively shaping our experience and the world in which we live.


The Writing Center helps all in the University community improve their writing, including attitudes and self-confidence about writing.


Our Speaking Center tutors work with students to improve their public speaking skills, gain confidence in joining class discussion, and improve basic conversational language skills.


The Conversation Center hosts one-on-one and small group conversation between international and domestic students to build cultural awareness and casual English skills.