Monday, January 30, 2012
The fun part of these sections is that they provide some instruction (Yipee!), they give some basic practice (yay.), and then they provide some practice examining how using these grammatical forms creates effect in text (Whoo hoo!!)
We will talk about this on Tuesday, but if you wish to get a jump on things and took your book home (never let it leave your side!), begin the exercises for the appositive in the Grammar and Rhetorical Style section beginning on page 167. (See the topics for all the grammar sections in the table of contents if you so desire). They will be due early next week. Probably Monday.
I'll tweet when final grades are posted to Grade Checker later today.
(Wherefore actually means "why" not "where". Most people use it incorrectly via a misunderstanding of Juliet's line in Romeo and Juliet. Crassly, I leveraged the misuse simply because I liked the way it sounded. Sorry.)
Friday, January 20, 2012
|Putting the finishing touches on a snow triceratops|
- Toulmin structure
- Aristotle's manner of analyzing text
- Rogerian arguments (i.e. Whiskey Speech)
- Read a short text and identify such things as underlying assumptions, appeals, arrangement, tone, etc.
- Identify a text that best exemplifies a particular rhetorical device.
- Create an argument of your own in response to a provided assertion.
Friday, January 13, 2012
- What is the claim and how is it supported?
- Defend, challenge, or qualify that claim noting the complexity of the issue and acknowledging any possible objections to your point of view
Lastly, please do a separate blog for the in class style write we did today. This is a little bit different from what we normally do, but playing with style can be fun and I will give you credit for doing it. That said, please bring them to class on Tuesday so we can share some of them. This could range from just a paragraph modeling his style to something more extensive as some of you had already written before leaving class on Friday.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
- As you read, mark it up some and note various features of the text.
- Then note your favorite passage. This could be one you find especially well written, or it could be one that interests you for some reason (feature, subject, etc.).
- Be prepared to explain your favorite passage to the class and to be asked to explain more if your comments stay on the surface.
Monday, January 9, 2012
|Ninja Nakayla Chan|
- Limit your essay to 350-500 words.
- Describe an event that shaped your beliefs or a person who inspired them.
- Avoid sermons and editorials—no soapbox declamations, please!
- Read more of the This I Believe essay-writing tips.
Andrea Kang's (Class of 2009) This I Believe essay. They re-posted it from its original posting so all of the comments are gone, but her essay is there.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Given the amount of football during this annual college bowl season and as the NFL heads into the playoffs, we read Kill 'Em! Crush 'Em! Eat 'Em Raw! by John McMurtry in class today. Hopefully you got started on the Examining the Text questions on page 458 in class today. Regardless of your progress in class, please blog these questions (1-5, 7-8) by Thursday.