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.
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.
The Science of Getting Rich , Book by Wallace D. Wattles
Home Work due 2/16
- The Secret (continued)
- Browse The Secret website to get a feel for the franchise
- Watch The Secret documentary (available on Netflix)
*Make sure you actively/close “read” 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’t know, taking notes, asking questions, noting down elements of fiction, writing down quotes–cited 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).
- Continue work individually on the group work handout on The Secret from class on Tu 2/11