Below please find links and support materials to help you succeed in this course and beyond. If you don’t find the resources you’re looking for, email me or text me on Slack.

Creating a post on OpenLab:

how to use the block editor

There are also links to OpenLab help on our main page in the right sidebar.

Tools for creating Unit 3 projects:

Examples and how-to’s for various genres:

Tools for creating and editing audio and video and graphics…

Tutorial video for Audacity (audio/podcasting)

Link to Audacity manual

How to use Perusall:

  1. Go to, click Login, and then either log in using your Facebook, Twitter, or Google account, or create an account using your email address and password.
  2. Select I am a student and enter the course code BLAIN-DDAEP.

Here’s a YouTube that our department for you about how to use Perusall.

Here’s the help section of Perusall as well as more information on how to use it:


overview of the Workspace

Other Handouts:

The Rhetorical Situation triangle:

Writing a Rhetorical Analysis (worksheet)

Getting Started slide show:

Writing Good Paragraphs slide show

“The Trapper” — how to do a reverse outline

Doing a KWL+ for research

How to do a Visual Rhetorical Analysis

“The Art of Quoting” – Graff & Birkenstein

The Quote Sandwich PB&J

Quote Sandwich – creating one

Embedding Quotes

Creating Portfolios slide show: