Thursday, October 27, 2011

Blog Prompt: 5 Background Sources

Hello alls,

Just a reminder:  you have another blog post due tonight at midnight.  This is a simple one:  I just want you to link us to 5 background sources you've looked at that somehow inform your topic.  Give a brief rhetorical situation for each one--nothing fancy.  If you weren't in class today, contact me and we'll work out what you can do with this.  If you have any questions let me know.

Happy researching!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2 Blog Prompts

Hello class,

Your prompt for TONIGHT is to reflect on the RA process--how did it go?  What went well?  What didn't go well?  What would you change if you could redo the process?  What do you think could the program, or myself, be doing better to help you?  How did it compare to the OpEd process?  Reflect on these questions and your overall feelings on the RA process.

Your blog prompt for TOMORROW (that's right, you need to post it by midnight on WEDNESDAY) is to post one, or a few, potential Issues Paper topics.  You can post one topic and brainstorm about it in detail, or two or three potential topics.  You must, however, come up with 2-3 potential RESEARCH QUESTIONS for each potential topic--these will guide your research as you begin to immerse yourself in the library on Thursday.

Great job on the RAs!  See you all on Thursday.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Blog Prompt: Peer Review

Hello class,

Your blog prompt for tonight is to write about how peer review went today in comparison with what we did for the OpEd--which form of peer review did you prefer?  Did peer review go better or worse for you this time, and why?  What would you change about how we did peer review today?  Etc.

Happy writing--don't forget your RA final blog post is due MONDAY AT MIDNIGHT!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Blog Prompt: Figurative Language

Hello class,

Prompt for tonight's post:  from the article you're analyzing for the RA, pick out a figure of language of some sort (from what we talked in class today, or from the reading, or whatever--metaphor, alliteration, hyperbole, over/understatement, symbol, etc.) and analyze it.  Why did the author choose this particular form of language?  What effect does it have on his audience?  Etc.

Happy blogging!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Blog Prompt - RA Thesis

Hello alls,

As you know, you have a blog post due tonight.  The prompt is simply to post your RA thesis, along the lines of the thesis template we discussed in class today (which has been emailed to you).  This should be the thesis you will be using FOR your rhetorical analysis.  Good luck and good weekend!


Conference Schedule

The following is the conference schedule for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week:

Monday 10 Oct
11:00 -
11:15 - Madison
11:30 - Cami
11:45 - Josh

Tuesday 11 Oct
2:00 - Brandon
2:15 - Jennifer
2:30 - Logan
2:45 - Brian
3:00 - Mark
3:15 - Nicole
3:30 - Tyler
3:45 - Kelli
4:00 - Jake
4:15 - Andy S.

Wednesday 12 Oct
1:30 -
1:45 - Andrew P.
2:00 - Kelsey
2:15 - Rachel
2:30 - Kirk
2:45 - Stetson

All conferences will be in (or near) 3004 JKB.  If you aren't signed up for a time and would like one, or if you need to change times, let me know.  Otherwise, see you then!