Friday, April 13, 2018

High School Confidential

For Monday, blog your answers to the Questions 1-8 on pdf page 886. If anyone has the time and inclination, watch Election and report back to the class. Is it as good as DeHighnby says it is?

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

There is No Unmarked Woman

Charge of the jumpsuits!
So, this idea of marked and unmarked gender styles is interesting. The more I think about it, the more I think it is true. But Deborah Tannen's article (p 590 on the PDF or 552) is constructed in an interesting manner as well. To examine that structure and the techniques she used to get her point across, blog the questions 1-8 on page 594-5 or 556-7.

Human Barbie: Creepy

Monday, March 19, 2018

I Want a Wife

Mr. Mom: 1983
Now that we've read I Want A Wife. Please do the Exploring the Text questions (1-2, 4-6, 8) on page 541 (PDF pg 579) of the Language of Comp 2nd Ed.

We talked about question 7 a bit in class, and #3 just didn't make the cut. Poor #3. ;)

Friday, March 16, 2018

Women's Brains

Please read the whole thing
Please read the whole post.

As we wrestle with the unpleasant, but important to understand Women's Brains by Stephen Jay Gould, work on the Rhetoric and Style questions 1-12 on pages 323-4 of the TLC book as well as the Discussion Question #1. They are due Monday.

As you work with this essay, think about the implications of the ideas in the essay -- both those of Gould and of those he quoted. Are there echoes of those ideas alive and kicking today? How? When? Where? To what extent? ;) Append a brief reflection on those questions at the end of questions 1-12.

Next week we'll look at some more gender themed stuff while also hitting the test prep with another timed write and more multiple choice.