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Week 2 Weekly Assignment (Thursday, Feb. 11th)

If you are Asynchronous (which means NOT attending LIVE sessions) or Synchronous but for cannot actively participate due to technology challenges, in order to receive attendance/ participation credit:

  1. Either reply to this original Week 2 Assignment Thursday post or create a new post (my preference is for you to reply to the original post!)
  2. Write a  general response to the PowerPoint (what did you think, what did you learn, what questions do you have, etc.) AND a response to ALL of the activities in the PowerPoint. 

HERE is where you should write your 3 sample text messages to your mom, your best friend and your professor explaining why you are late. Also, explain how the messages are similar or different and what you notice about the rhetorical situation (exigence–purpose, audience, and constraints/ limitations).  Reply to this post if you can, instead of creating a new post. Please try to respond to AT LEAST one of your classmates (this is for BOTH asynchronous or synchronous students!).

Week 2 Weekly Assignment (Tuesday Feb. 9th)

If you are Asynchronous (which means NOT attending LIVE sessions) or Synchronous but for cannot actively participate due to technology challenges, in order to receive attendance/ participation credit:

  1. Either reply to this original Week 2 Assignment Tuesday post or create a new post (my preference is for you to reply to the original post!)
  2. Write a  general response to the PowerPoint (what did you think, what did you learn, what questions do you have, etc.) AND a response to ALL of the activities in the PowerPoint. 

HERE is where you should write your (brief) response to revisiting either “(un)learning My Name” by Mohamed Hassan and “Zayn Malik and the Songs that Bring Us to Prayer” by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib! after reading  and discussing “Reading Like a Writer.”  Reply to this post if you can, instead of creating a new post. Please try to respond to AT LEAST one of your classmates (this is for BOTH asynchronous or synchronous students!).

“Backpacks vs. Briefcases: Steps toward Rhetorical Analysis” by Laura Bolin Carroll

Please read “Backpacks vs. Briefcases: Steps toward Rhetorical Analysis” by Laura Bolin Carroll and write a response to the questions below. I prefer it if you respond to this post directly, but if you choose you may create a new post.

DUE Feb. 11

Link to reading: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pfJ5zgBcuAjGi-aCUC6Vcqoe2y6KSXR2/view?usp=sharing

Questions:

  • What did you think of the piece? Be honest! Did you find any parts interesting? Did you learn something new?
  • Who do you think is the intended audience of the piece? Who is meant to read this text?
  • What do you think is the purpose of this text? Why do you think the author wrote it?
  • What are some examples of rhetoric that you see or hear on a daily basis? 
  • Think of one time you created rhetoric. What messag were you trying to convey/ share?
  • What is an example of a rhetorical situation you have found yourself in? Discuss the exigence, audience and constraints. 

Then, write a response to another classmate’s post!

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