In this course we studied and analyzed grammar’s impact on rhetorical effectiveness. We worked with past writing pieces and made strategic grammatical changes for the rhetorical situation. Before enrolling in this course, I had always viewed grammar as something simple that just had to be included in writing and I never thought much about the power of grammar. I had always spent time making sure I was using correct grammar, rather than thinking about how my grammar could impact the meaning of what I was trying to convey in my writing. Now, when using grammar, I think about how I want my writing to be understood by the reader and how I could use grammar to emphasize my ideas. Additionally, now when reading the work of others, I take note of the grammar and rhetorical choices made by the author and use my new knowledge to help better understand the meaning of these words. Attached is my final paper for the course.