Here is your opportunity to practice the rhetorical analysis we started in class! After reading the Annotated Bibliography prompt, do some research and thinking before you decide which genre you want to become an expert on in Unit 2. Then, choose a text that falls within that genre and rhetorically analyze it in this post. (Check out the Annotated Bibliography prompt again to review the features within and surrounding your text that you should consider when doing your rhetorical analysis).
Be sure to identify your chosen genre in your post’s title. Oh–and check the “Rhetorical Analysis” category when publishing your post.
For extra credit, respond to 3 of your classmates’s posts, offering ways you think they could enrich their rhetorical analysis and/or recommending other texts within their genre that they might consider for their annotated bibliographies.
Mon, Oct 7: “Backpacks vs. Briefcases”
Wed, Oct 9: No class
**Fri, Oct 11: Open Lab assignment
Mon, Oct 14: No class
Wed, Oct 16: Classes follow Monday Schedule. 11:30-12:20: pre-writing for annotated bibliography. LIBRARY VISIT–We will meet in front of the library at 1:00pm
Mon, Oct 21: Martin Luther King, “I Have a Dream”: In class, we will practice writing summaries and continuing our practice of rhetorical analysis
Wed, Oct 23: “I Have a Dream,” cont’d.
**Mon, Oct 28: Peer Review Annotated Bibliographies. In class, bring at least 5 full annotations of your genre texts to class (review the Annotated Bibliography prompt). Please print out two copies for class today.
Wed, Oct 30: Reading TBD; students to continue working on annotated bibliographies.
**Fri, Nov 1: Annotated Bibliographies due on Open Lab
For Monday’s class, please read and be ready to discuss Laura Bolin Carroll’s “Backpacks vs. Briefcases” (which is in our packet).
Please stay tuned for more daily schedule updates!