Please use this week to rest, catch up (virtually if need be) with fam, and catch up on work for this class. You might:
–FInish missing blog posts and comments on OpenLab
–Revise Essay 1
–Revise Essay 2
–Begin Essay 3
I will be in touch in the days after Thanksgiving with info on readings etc. for next week. Enjoy break!
NOTES: Essay 3 Assignment posted–please read! No class next week; stay tuned for what to do over Thanksgiving break!
For Friday, 11/20
Re-reading to Re-Write
The following prompt is designed to help you rewrite the beginning of your paragraphs in your Essay 2 so that your points become clearer to your reader.
Re-read a paragraph from your Essay 2 and as you read, think: what is the big picture of what I’m saying here? Based on the various things I’m saying in my paragraph, what is one word, phrase, or sentence that captures most it?
Write the following after reading:
–1 word, phrase, sentence that captures the main ideas:
–1 sentence that will introduce your paragraph to your reader—that is, the “big picture” of what you’re writing about in it. Your purpose in this sentence is to prepare them for what they are about to read (and to get them to want to read your full paragraph).
Last: put the sentence you just wrote at the BEGINNING of your paragraph. This is your TOPIC SENTENCE.
Share all of the work including your rewritten paragraph below.
For the Media Share regarding Kelefa Sanneh’s “Gettin’ Paid”, I made this image:
Based on the reading, something that I took away was that with the emergence of primarily white audiences consuming hip-hop, rappers have started to deviate from the nitty-gritty lyricism of the 90’s and have opted to shell out music that instead caters to a variety of audiences, in the place of music that has primarily been targeted at African-American audiences or audiences that can relate to the lyrics that contain topics that range from poverty, to gang violence, and to the daily struggles of everyday living that was unique to the MCs of yesterday. This emergence of “corporate rap” opens up a lot of arguments that are both for and against the new direction of rap, but in my Media Share I wanted to illustrate how “modern” or “corporate” rap could be interpreted: In the wake of a new audience, rappers have started a new culture in rap that caters to the new audience in the interest of relevance, prominence and clout instead of focusing on bringing attention to the harsh realities and the truths that the ancestors of rap have intended.
“Bill OReilly”, “Bell Hooks”, and “Beyonce: Sex Terrorist” discuss how Beyonce isn’t considered a “role model” anymore because of how she acted. I believe that her fans were just looking for a way to get Beyonce’s attention. Hooks stated “I see a part of Beyonce that is in fact anti-feminist, that is assaulting – that is a terrorist. Especially in terms of the impact on young girls”. This is how OReilly feels… “why on earth would this woman do that? why would she do it when she knows that devastation that unwanted pregnancies, which we will deal with in a moment, not with you, but in another segment, and fractured families, why would Beyonce do that”?
I chose to use these pictures for my media share because it illustrates Beyonce’s fans admiring her at her concert. The second picture illustrates how her fans feel after what she did and how they were pointing fingers at her, calling out her actions.
I pick this article for media share since it discusses the advancement of hip jump. Back in the days, individuals scorn hip bounce however now it is known on the planet. It is a well known class and individuals are cherishing it due to renowned rappers like Jay Z and Kendric Lumar. Back in the days, individuals would loathe rap music however now it’s a renowned type that individuals tune in to all around the globe, individuals appreciate it due to celebrated rappers like Jay Z and Kendric Lamar.
For Tues 11/18
Reading this week is optional:
Bell Hooks, “Madonna: Plantation Mistress or Soul Sister?” (in “Readings” folder)
Instead, I want us to focus on reading and providing feedback on each other’s Essay 2s.
For Tuesday, read two other people’s Essay 2s and share your feedback on these essays as a comment responding to their Essay 2 posts.
In your review of the other person’s Essay 2, I want you to look for and comment on the following:
- Has the writer clearly introduced the song title, artist name, and what inspired them to write about this song? If not, point out what additional points of introduction the writer should add.
- Has the writer made a clear link between a specific song and a specific social issue? If this is not yet clear, make some notes on what social issues you could see them connecting their song to.
- Has the person vividly described the sounds of the song they are writing about—its instrumentation, its rhythms, its repetitions, etc.? If not, where in the essay would you recommend they add details of this sort?
- Has the person made a clear connection between their song and a text found through the Research Resources? If not, suggest they do this!
- Has the person included a quotation and discussion from the text they’ve found through the Research Resources? If not, ask for a quotation! If so, what additional points might they add to their discussion of this quotation?
In the text “Beyoncé, Sec Terrorist: A Menace for Conservatives and Liberals Alike “ by Noah Berlatsky , the author talks about Beyoncé that she is not a good model for young girls or teenagers and she portrays bad image to them. It is her life. She can do whatever she wants. Sometimes it look bad to other people but if she is comfortable with that then who are they to judge her? We can’t force someone to stop or not to do it. People are too busy to judging her but they forget what she did for women and how much power she gave to them. No matter what but people always judge her when she do something. I choose this photo because it reminds me of Beyoncé and the people who are pointing out at her .
“Bell Hooks”, “Bill O Reill”, and “Beyonce: Sex Terrorist” talks about how Beyonce wasn’t seen as a role model anymore because of what she does and post. The problem is when it comes to celebrities is that people always seem to get dramatic to get attention. She was judged for her looks because of what she posted. Their excuse for judging her was “teenage girls look up to Beyoncé, particularly girls of color.” Everyone has their own problem and it’s Beyonce’s life, she can do whatever she wants. The picture that I chose reminded of Beyonce and the girls that look up to her.
I chose this article because this article talks about how hip hop has shaped music and culture worldwide for decades. Hip-hop is such a well-known genre and people even look up to it. In “Gettin’ Paid: Jay-Z, Criminal Culture, and the Rise of Corporate Rap” it states “Over the past ten years, though, “corporate rock” has been upstaged by “corporate rap,” which has emerged as the country’s new music.” Back in the days, people would hate rap music but now it’s a famous genre that people listen to all around the world, people enjoy it because of famous rappers like Jay Z and Kendric Lamar.