Friday, December 18, 2009

Trojan TV: Holiday Edition

christmas_snoopy-11420If you missed Trojan TV today or just want to see it again and again and again, here it is:

Have a WONDERFUL Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I wish you all the best for you and your families.

You guys are awesome and I'm very glad we get to stay together at the semester. Take care

Friday, December 4, 2009

Swift, what's wrong with you is no small thing!

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Though a disturbing piece, A Modest Proposal is a brilliant argument -- in part because it is so disturbing.  Let's take a closer look at how Jonathan Swift crafts his argument.

To that end, blog your responses to the following questions found on pages 920-921 in TLC: Questions on Rhetoric and Style #s 1-3, 5, 7-9.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Modest Proposal

Jonathan_swiftRead A Modest Proposal tonight on page 914 of TLC. Consider Swift's argument in light of the Toulmin model of argument we looked at in class today. You can augment your notes from class today with the Toulmin model handout on the Class Info & Docs page. We'll discuss the essay in class tomorrow.