Class notes 2/11

Congratulations Crystal Pichardo you are the People’s Choice #1 winner!

Professor Belli: ” Thank you everyone for your participation in our first People’s Choice!”

For future People’s Choice posts: All choices need to be made in a comment to the Professor’s post on the People’s Choice for that week. Do not comment directly to the students post. You can find the link to a specific weeks People’s Choice on the schedule.

Recap on our last class 2/9

Some techniques authors use in self help texts:

  • Paratext: is a concept in literary interpretation. The main text of published authors (e.g. the story, non-fiction description, poems, etc.) is often surrounded by other material supplied by the authors, editors, printers, and publishers, which is known as the¬†paratext. Ex: The cover, table of contents, epigraph, chapters, etc.
  • Personal Narrative:¬† Use of first-person : A first-person narrative is a mode of storytelling or a peripheral narrator in which a storyteller recounts events from their own point of view using the first person i.e. “I” or “we”, etc.
  • Ethos-Pathos-Logos: Ethos¬†is an appeal to ethics, and it is a means of convincing someone of the character or credibility of the persuader.¬†Pathos¬†is an appeal to emotion, and is a way of convincing an audience of an argument by creating an emotional response.¬†Logos¬†is an appeal to logic, and is a way of persuading an audience by reason.

                                       Group work on The Secret (2o min)

           Whatever is not finished during group work complete for Home work

Definitions of words used in class:

Claim: state or assert that something is the case, typically without providing evidence or proof.

Textual evidence: deals with facts in writing and the strategies used to figure out whether or not the information is factual. Textual evidence comes into play when an author presents a position or thesis and uses evidence to support the claims. That evidence can come in a number of different forms.

Implicit: Indirectly

Explicit: Directly

Elitism: the advocacy or existence of an elite as a dominating element in a system or society.

Connotation: an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.

Denotation: the literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.

Name drop: the act of trying to impress someone by saying the names of well-known people that you know or have met.

Pseudoscience: a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method.
Incredulous: (of a person or their manner) unwilling or unable to believe something.
Magnanimous: generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or less powerful person.
Pedagogy: the method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept.
The book mentioned in The Secret by Rhonda Byrnes:

The Science of Getting Rich , Book by Wallace D. Wattles

Home Work due 2/16


*Make sure you actively/close ‚Äúread‚ÄĚ this film the same way you would for a written text (article, short story, novel). You should take notes as you watch the documentary, annotating it (looking up words you don‚Äôt know, taking notes, asking questions, noting down elements of fiction, writing down quotes‚Äďcited by the time (hour:minute:second), making claims). Bring these notes to class with you, and come ready to discuss specifics of the episode (including pieces of textual evidence).


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