English 1010 was a very...interesting class. The first few reading and writing assignments were all about writing. Boring, right? I figured this soon had to come to an end. When are we going to talk about grammar, current events, APA and MLA formats, yada, yada, yada? Never! The entire course was about one subject of writing. We read these really long articles and theses on writing styles. The main subject was Romanticism vs. Rhetoric. I'm quite certain at least half the students dropped out by the withdraw date. But as the term drove on, I had to write my papers for the grade. And to write the paper, I had to read the articles and theses over and over and over again. I came to understand what the arguments were and began to form my own opinion on the matter (I favor Romanticism—stylism, personality, voice—if you must know). I became quite obsessed and really—I mean really--grew as a writer. This class, still to this day, is the only class where we covered one sole subject and discussed a single issue for the entire length of a semester. I learned a lot about stylistic writing and how to express voice through written text.
The document below is the final paper I wrote for the course stating the sides and origins of each argument and stating my opinion on the matter.