Trying out a quick, informal blog posting (!) here. I'm also feeling my way around rhetoric in general and grad school in particular. This is new again to me-hitting the books and theorizing. After the first week, I was considering chucking it in. But I've decided to give it (me) more of a chance. I think I had a lot of expectations of what it would be like and how my day-job would fit nicely into my coursework (not so much, so far!). Looking ahead in the 8011 syllabus, I think I'm going to enjoy that class more as it goes along. For instance, actually drafting a research project. As for rhetoric's vagueness as a discipline, I guess this is one of the things I most like about it - that there seems so much scope in which to operate. My interests are bound to fit in somewhere!