What is the difference between explicit and implicit information? How do writers and speakers explicitly and implicitly communicate information? Explicit communication often uses clear, direct language. Implicit communication often incorporates figurative and connotative meanings, requiring readers and listeners to make inferences and use contextual clues to draw conclusions about ideas and events in a text. In this course, students explore and evaluate the specific choices authors and speakers make to effectively convey information both explicitly and implicitly. They also assess how language is used in spoken and written communication, focusing on usage conventions and contested usage, varied syntax, and rules for spelling. Students learn how to write essays that effectively introduce a topic, incorporate transitions, cite evidence from the related texts, and maintain a formal style and objective tone.