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.

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-V36UF.

Here’s a YouTube the department made 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:

TEDTalk outline worksheet

The Rhetorical Situation triangle

How to Write 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 Quote Sandwich

Embedding Quotes

Creating Portfolios slide show:

Tools for creating multimodal projects:

Audacity (for creating and editing audio)

Link to Audacity manual