HW: If you haven’t already presented, make sure your Essay 2 presentation is ready to go live on Wed.
Also: Read the sample student Essay 2 on pp. 25-32 of Packet 2. This essay didn’t receive an A; so what I want you to do is make notes on how this essay could be improved to receive a higher grade. Pay special attention to transitions: the connections between paragraphs. Also highlight any boring or repeating information that you think could be removed or rewritten.
Reading & Research: Finish reading Imp Kerr’s “Feasts Under the Bridge.” With your Essay 2 group, find one more article you will look for quotes on your Essay 2 word in. Arrive in class next week prepared to discuss quotes from this article.
HW: Finish reading Crawford’s “The Anxieties of Big Data.” Read Caraminica’s “Drake: Rapper, Actor, Meme.”
With your Essay 2 group: search for new articles on your Essay 2 word, make a list of them, decide on 1 of them to read. Read this article and arrive in class next week prepared to write about 2+ quotations from it that feature your Essay 2 word.
A follow-up to our conversation on ideology and social media:
HW: Finish typing your midterm summary into your group’s Google Doc. Read “Youth Mode” by K-Hole as well as Michelle Nijhuis’ “The Pocket Guide to Bullshit Prevention” (both in Packet 2).
Read the first part of Geert Lovink’s “The Social Media Ideology” (pp. 15-29 in Packet II). Skim “EXAMPLE ESSAY 2” (pp. 25-32) and “Explaining Quotations” (pp. 32-4).
I agree with Duca because many of these listicles often use common experiences to define mental health issues. Listicles cover very basic identity traits that everyone has; everyone will be sad or down at one point or another, but that doesnt mean you’re depressed. This is a common issue amongst society: many of us believe we have mental health issues, but in fact we don’t. Many of us are using these listicles instead of going to professionals to diagnose whether or not we have a mental health issue. This doesn’t allow mental health issues to get the proper attention they need. Listicles are only promoting this issue by spreading false information to the public.
HW: Work with your Essay 2 group to choose a word or phrase to focus your research on. (You can change your mind later if you’re not pleased with your research results.) Working individually: search for, find, and print a text dealing with your word/phrase that you want to read. Bring this in next class. In Packet 2, read “Intro to Summary Writing” and “MLA Citation Quick Guide.” Reminder: a revised Essay 1 is due at the Midterm exam next Wed.
Publication titles to add to your Google search: E-flux, The New Inquiry, N+1.
Below are some Databases to Play With (for most of these, you need an activated City Tech ID/library card)
POPULAR/RECENTLY USED RESOURCES
(general array of scholarly texts; not discipline specific)
(search usage of key terms in Google searches, from 2004–present)
OTHER POSSIBLY HELPFUL & INTERESTING RESOURCES
(full-length films and documentaries)
(literary criticism & theory)
(humanities and social science articles; theory)
(tertiary source on debates; especially good for topics in politics and news)
We meet at the entrance to the library today, on the 4th floor of the Atrium; please don’t go to our regular classroom!
Before leaving the library, remember to see the librarian at the front desk to activate your ID/library card. You need an activated card to do research on Essay 2 from home/off-campus.
For Monday: Read Graf, “Yes, No, OK, but…” If you haven’t yet, read Griffiths’ and Martin’s texts that were assigned for this week. Continue revising Essay 1.
HW for Mon: Begin revising your Essay 1 and complete any missing blog posts. Read Dawn Lundry Martin’s “When a Person Goes Missing” (available online here).
Please remember to bring 2 print copies of Essay 1 to Wednesday’s class. In addition, please submit your draft online as a Google Doc.
Lastly, please complete a brief blog post on the film, following the prompt below.
Watch Kriegman and Steinberg’s Weiner (2016)
. ( <– This is a download link that will only work for 7 days; the film can be streamed—for a fee—here
.) Make notes during the film
and, at the end, write a paragraph about something in it that connects to something you’re writing about in your Essay 1.
On Wed, I will continue checking in with students wanting help with essays or other work assigned this semester.
1. Inverse outlining an essay to see connections within its many ideas. Re-read Adrian Chen’s “Don’t Be a Stranger” (pp. 61-66). Make a numbered list of notes describing the main idea in each of the essay’s 29 paragraphs. Each of your notes needn’t be longer than a phrase.
When finished, look over your list. What do you notice about the overall form of this essay? What is the main topic it seems to be about? Where and how is the main topic introduced? Where and how does the essay meander away from this main idea?
Post your list and a couple sentences responding to 1 or more of these questions.
2. Finish a rough draft of Essay 1 and bring in 2 hard copies of it next week. By Monday night, please turn in a digital copy of your draft as a Google Doc (instructions for how to do so are here).
1.) Why didnt the rockets play defense on Lebron in this play?
2.) What was Lebron thinking in this play as he went towards the rim?
Les Trois Ages (The Three Ages)
What is the artist (Gonzalo Bronodo) trying to show or tell us in this mural?
Why is the top figures head covered?
Why are different parts covered for each figure?
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