When people ask me what writing course I’m taking (since I’m in the engineering school I only have to take one) and I tell them it is ‘Uses of Literacy’, their response is usually along the lines of, “The uses of literacy? There’re like two: reading and writing, right? How can you have an entire class on such as simple topic?”. Before this class, I would have probably said the same thing. But now, towards the end of things, I have a completely, utterly different view on this class, and literacy as a whole.
My question is this: How much has your understanding of literacy changed since you started this class, and in what ways have specific authors shaped your view of literacy throughout the course?