I have experience teaching both traditional and hybrid or online sections of various writing and rhetoric courses. My professional writing classes focus on effective workplace communication and writing in digital environments, while my rhetoric classes train students to turn their critical impulses and casual reactions to texts into analytically strong products of thought. Through a variety of rhetorical approaches (e.g., dramatistic, ideological, metaphor, etc), students learn to be critical and analytical readers and viewers of rhetorical artifacts across time and cultures. This critical lens helps students gain an understanding of how our view of the world is determined by the symbols through which our realities are filtered and the ways in which we are motivated to act toward those symbols.
I make sure to provide my students with ample opportunities to apply the course material to the texts and contexts of their own choosing (speeches, advertisements, workplace documents, works of art, etc).
What are the students saying about taking classes with Dr. Guler?
"Dr. Guler always expressed how important concepts learned in class would be in our professional lives after college. She always allows the class to approach classwork in a creative manner that stimulates desire to work hard and always do the very best work, no matter what the assignment is. This is truly a class that I will appreciate for a long time. I'm so glad I took it with Dr. Guler." (ENGL 470 - Professional Writing Skills, Fall 2017)
"Dr. Guler has a professional enthusiasm about her that engages students and encourages them to learn more." (ENGL 400 - Advanced Writing Seminar, Spring 2017)
"I really enjoyed the class and the organization of content, the option of seeing past examples from students' work, and the professor was completely understandable, always available, and quick to respond to any problems or concerns. Best English teacher by far." (ENGL 327W - Advanced Composition, Spring 2013)
"The Instructor provided great feedback and gave others a chance to give feedback as well which enhanced the learning experience." (ENGL 327W - Advanced Composition, Spring 2013)
"This class taught me how to research a topic of interest and how to formally prepare a study. Since we focused mainly on persuasive writing, I can use this method if I have a business idea and want someone's buy in." (ENGL 327W - Advanced Composition, Spring 2013)
"Professor Guler was an awesome teacher. She was always prepared for each class and would always keep the student up to date with assignments. She has a real passion for education and it shows in her work. I enjoyed taking her class and I would highly recommend her to any other students. I honestly can't think of any negatives to her or the wonderful class she taught. It was a pleasure to take her course!" (ENGL 211C - Writing & Career Development, Spring 2013)
"The instructor is great and always provides useful feedback. It may not always be what I want to hear, but her feedback is detailed and informative." (ENGL 327W TTN - Advanced Composition, Fall 2012)
"The instructor is extremely helpful and very quick to respond to emails. I also like the fact that she will consider letting us resubmit assignments if we feel like we need to. It helped me learn more and actually listen to the feedback and correct what I needed to. She is very nice and genuine." (ENGL 327W - Advanced Composition, Fall 2012)
"The instructor was very helpful, encouraged class participation, and was enthusiastic about the students growing as writers and developing our personal and professional identities." (ENGL 327W - Advanced Composition, Fall 2012)
“She was knowledgeable about the course materials and scholars outside of the text and readings. Professor Guler also has an intense respect for students and their input and for their participation, which I believe we all appreciated. I liked the Professor's openness to ideas. I thought the artifacts that she chose to present to us in her lectures were effective and fun as well, instigating interesting discussion.” (ENGL 395 - Rhetoric & Pop Culture, Spring 2012)
“The teacher made it interesting and showed a real love for the subject. We took the ideas of rhetorical criticism and applied them to different television shows and movies and to the real world.” (ENGL 395 - Rhetoric & Pop Culture, Spring 2012)
“The class was very interesting. I never knew that rhetorical theory existed for such a long time. It was very apparent that Prof. Guler enjoyed teaching the subject and was very knowledgeable about rhetorical theory.” (ENGL 325 - Intro to Rhetorical Studies, Fall 2011)
“Talking with Professor Guler was the most inspiring part of this class, one that clarified some of the theories and peaked my interest in other areas of rhetorical theory.” (ENGL 325 - Intro to Rhetorical Studies, Fall 2011)
“The class was at a very steady pace. I learned different types of writing and how they will be used in my everyday life even if I do not pursue a career in English.” (ENGL 110 - English Composition, Fall 2011)
What are the students saying about Dr. Guler's integration of new media into the classroom?
"I liked that we were able to transform our writing into a website that we created on our own. This class was a great experience for me and, if I could, I would take this professor again." (ENGL 327W - Advanced Composition, Spring 2013)
"The professor did a great job of adding in social media and making the material relatable for students.” (ENGL 325 - Intro to Rhetorical Studies, Fall 2011)
“The blogposts were a fun, creative, and critically thinking application of the perspectives we examined. I liked digging into popular culture and looking at artifacts from various perspectives.” (ENGL 325 - Intro to Rhetorical Studies, Fall 2011)
“… all of the course work required me to think critically because it required our opinions and for us to give examples but the aspect that required me to think the most critically was the individual course blogs. It was a great, modern way for us to show that we understood the course work and also helped us apply it.” (ENGL 395/COMM 335W - Rhetorical Criticism, Spring 2010)
“The blog assignments our teacher had us do were very helpful in preparation for essays and allowed us to explore endless possibilities for creativity and information.” (ENGL 211 - Argumentative Writing, Spring 2011)