Monday, July 18, 2011

IP Thesis

Hello alls,

Don't forget your blog prompt for tonight:  write out a tentative IP thesis statement.  It doesn't have to be something you'll necessarily stick with, but it has to be enough to direct your research for the rest of this week.  The idea is that you'll specify/narrow your topic as you go.  But in order to start, of course, you need a direction.

Also, don't forget that we'll be in the Library on Wednesday AND Friday (2232 HBLL).  See you there--you'll hopefully get a lot of research done this week!


Friday, July 15, 2011

Blog Prompt

Hello class,

Look at me, posting the blog prompt so promptly :-).  I therefore expect you to get your blog posted on time as well--tomorrow (Saturday) at noon.  Here's the prompt:

Write a reflection on the Rhetorical Analysis process.  Ask yourself similar questions that you did when reflecting on the OpEd process--what went well, what didn't, and why, etc.  Also, compare it to the OpEd process.  Was it better?  Worse?  Why?  Etc.

Have a great weekend--see Harry Potter if you get the chance.  Its AWESOME.  And I'll see you all on Monday (with hard copy drafts of your RAs, with rubric attached, in MLA format!).


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

RA Conference Times

Also, here is a list of those of you who have conference times with me TODAY in MY OFFICE (3004 JKB) regarding your Rhetorical Analyses:

12:00  Alison
12:10  Katie
12:20  Emily
12:30  Caleb
12:40  Alissa P.
1:00    Kyle

Yesterday was a bit of a fiasco as far as scheduling goes (I didn't manage the time well enough), so I'll try much harder to keep the conferences within their time frames today.  If you still need to set up an appointment, please email me.  Good luck revising, and I'll see you all on Wednesday!  (Also, if you're looking for the blog prompt from yesterday, its the post below this one...)

Belated Blog Prompt...!

Hello class,

I know, I know, I didn't post the prompt yesterday as I said I would.  I apologize.  I notice there are quite a few of you that didn't post last night as well, so here's the deal:  if you get your post up by midnight TONIGHT, I'll give you credit.  If not, I won't.  OK, here's the prompt...

Analyze how the article that you have chosen for your Rhetorical Analysis uses various forms of figurative language.  List as many of these forms as you can, and discuss whether or not the author uses them effectively.  If appropriate, integrate this analysis into your Rhetorical Analysis (if you haven't already).  Good luck!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

TWO Blog Prompts*

*Unless you already did the first one on Saturday

So here's the rub:  I know I forgot to post the prompt for your blog post on saturday, and because of that I'll allow those of you who haven't posted it yet to post it by midnight tonight along with your post for today.  Here's the prompt:

Write a reflection on the OpEd process.  Discuss the following questions (or any others that come to mind):  How did it go?  What went well, what didn't go well, and why do you think so?  What could have improved in the process?  What could you have done better?  What could I have done better?  Did you enjoy it (relative to other writing assignments)?

And your writing prompt for today:

Write a thesis statement for your Rhetorical Analysis (using the components we discussed in class today--the thesis handout can be found online, through Blackboard).  Also, write a body paragraph for your Rhetorical Analysis (again, using the elements we discussed in class--clear topic sentence, specific example, analysis, and discussing how it effects the audience).

Good luck!  See you all on Friday!