Category: Assignment 1 (Page 2 of 10)

My Shelf


Macbeth by William Shakespeare.

The girl who fell from the sky by Heids W.Durrow

Movies/TV Show

12 years a slave.

Crazy rice asian.


Marvels the punisher.


Kolay Olmayacak by Sezen Asku.

Callin you by Outlandish.

Kalbimin Tel Sahsbine by Irem Derici.

UNIT 1 Posts are Now Complete

The Prompts and Posts to Open Lab that comprised our low-stakes assignments for UNIT 1 were as follows:

Lipogram without “the

Prisoner Lipogram without descending letters on the topic of “fear

Prisoner Lipogram without ascending letters on the topic of “cure

Your Shelf (list) of Influences

Reflection on Assigned readings by author Laura Carroll “Backpacks v. Briefcases”

Reflection on Assigned reading by author Nelson Graff “Teaching Rhetorical Analysis”

(Sections D439 and E106)


Reflection on Assigned reading by Laura  Carroll  “Backpacks v. Briefcases”

Reflection on Assigned reading: “Grammar to Get Things Done”

(Section E115)

One extra piece of free writing, e.g., “On the way to school today, an unusual thing I noticed,” etc.

Reflection on writing with constraint thus far (Section D439 only, handwritten or posted)

Backpacks vs. Briefcases

The text Backpacks vs. Briefcases discusses the importance of rhetorical analysis and explains how rhetoric is utilized to make informed decisions and conclusions in everyday occurrences. The text also states where rhetoric can be found and how to discern the different aspects of rhetoric.  Carroll writes “If we refuse to stop and think about how and why it persuades us, we can become mindless consumers ho buy into arguments.”

Group Assesments of Our Two Reading Assignments


There’s a standard written english … however there’s different dialects of english and different forms of English

Group 2: (My Group)

How do we deal with language barriers ?

-Understand basics of English
– Understanding the multiple meanings of slangs
– Ask questions in different ways if the receiver is having trouble understanding
– Reading body language to see if there might be a breakdown in communication
– Code switch
– Being aware
– Manipulate & Modify Meaning
– Lack of understanding creates language barriers and stumbles knowledge
– Be more visual
– Use repetition
– Find a language translation service

Other Group Assessments:

Group #1
Implications of Rhetoric
Social Media, Journalism- how rhetoric is a basic part of how ideas are being transferred between ppl
Step of analyzing rhetoric
Audience- helps you get a better understanding of what


Group #3


Group #4

RHETORICAL TRIANGLE- constraints, audience, and context. It is similar to the rhetorical situation, yet it asks us questions about both the writer AND the document
Descriptive grammar
Very informal
With slang and usage

Backpacks vs. Briefcases

Laura Bolin Carroll talks about how rhetorical analysis is used to assist in understanding and persuading the purpose and intent behind some situations encountered every day. She then starts to talk about how everything around us influences us and our choices and we are amazed by that.  Then, through our observations and past experiences, we are usually able to come to a conclusion pretty quickly with regard to the person or thing we are analyzing. She calls this process rhetorical analysis.

Rhetorical analysis is from the paper the ability to evaluate the way language and images are used to persuade and influence our daily choices. She says that there are three factors, there are three factors one should consider: exigence, audience, and constraints. The paper then describes what those things are and basically, she wants the reader to understand what the source essentially wants you to believe or do what they want and try to persuade you to that 

Rhetorical Analysis

Laura Carroll’s “Backpacks vs. Briefcases: Steps toward Rhetorical Analysis” examines what rhetorical analysis is and how it is useful. Rhetorical analysis is trying to make think a certain way. She says about how quickly look over a person and come up with a rash judgment about what we think they are like. The rhetorical analysis allows analyzing so many things.

When I’m not in school…I realize… I paused for a few moments and did nothing, I noticed…

When I’m not in school, I spend all of my time at home, when I wake up, I realize half of the time passed. I paused for a few moments and did nothing, I noticed, time went fast it’s already noon, I haven’t done anything yet, just staring at space dazing, why there is so many homework? when can I take a break? I’m so hungry, maybe I should take time playing with my two Guinea pigs. What’s next?  What homework should I start with? what course I have for tomorrow? What should I eat for lunch? Dinner?  And tomorrow? what foods need to buy for next week? The same questions repeat every day. Oh, my brain hurts, I think I should stop thinking.

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