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Schedule

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Schedule

 

 


Week 1

September

 

1

Introduction to Class

Review of syllabus

Q & A

Writing Samples Collected

 

3

Wiki Orientation

Due: First Response 004/First Response 011 due before 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 7th.

Reading Assignments

  • The Introduction ("Entering the Conversation") in They Say/I Say
  • The Introduction ("Persuading with Good reasons) and Chapters 1 ("Why Argue?") and 2 ("Reading Arguments") in Good Reasons.
  • Read the first few sections of the wikipedia entry on rhetoric

Week 2

 

6 

Labor Day. No class.

 

8

Disciplining Rhetoric

Rhetorical Toolbox Opened

Enthymemes

Stasis Theory

Rhetorical Triangles

Artistic Appeals

Due: Second Response 004/Second Response 011 due before 9:00 p.m., Thursday, September 9th.

Reading Assignments:

 

10

Rhetorical Toolbox part II and "It's all about Gorgias."

Due: Third Response 004/Third Response 011 due before 9:00 p.m., Sunday, September 12th.

Reading Assignments:

  • Chapter 1 "They Say" in They Say/I Say (19-29)
  • Research articles about Raytheon's newest weapon. Write a paragraph arguing either for or against its use, using either an appeal to pathos or an appeal to logos.

 


Week 3

 

13

Rhetorical Toolbox II

Due: Fourth Response

Reading Assignments:

 

 

15

Lost in the Supermarket

The Rhetoric of Advertising

Introduction to Project One

Due: Find and bring in one advertising example (preferably a link to something on the computer, but a print ad will do as well) for discussion on Friday. Post the link or image, if you have one, to the Fifth Response page.

 

 

17

Let's Analyze Some Advertising

Print

Television

Online

Due: Sixth Response. Write an introduction paragraph for Project One and post it here. We will be workshopping these in class on Monday.

Reminder: We will be workshopping rough drafts of Project One in class on Wednesday.

 


Week 4

 

20

Workshopping Introductions

The Importance of Introductions

Exigence

Argumentative Strategies

Due: Either bring in a printed copy of your rough draft of Project One or post a link to your rough draft on your roster page before class time on Wednesday.

 

 

22

Rough Draft Workshop

Due: Drop a link to your final draft of Project One on the Project One Storage Bin page before 11:59 p.m. on September 29th.

Reading Assignments

  • Review instructions for, and student sample executions of, Project Two
  • Chapter 5 ("Analyzing Written Arguments") in Good Reasons (69-79)

 

 

24

The Rhetorical Analysis

Reading Assignment

  • Chapters 2 ("Her Point Is") and 3 ("As He Himself Puts It") and the readings "Don't Blame the Eater" and "The Empire of Images in Our World of Bodies" in They Say/I Say (28-48; 139-141; 149-161)

 


Week 5

 

27

Hooked on Rhetorical Analysis

Reminder: Project One posted to the Project One Storage Bin by 11:59 p.m. on September 29th.

Reading Assignment

  • Introduction "Hooked on Fame" in Fame Junkies

 

29

The Rhetorical Workout

Reading Assignment

  • Read assigned chapters in Fame Junkies and post a comment to the Seventh Response page by Thursday evening.

Due: Project One in the Project One Storage Bin by 11:59  p.m. today.

 

 

 

October

1

Fame Junkies

Read Shooting War and post your Eighth Response before 9:00 p.m. on Sunday


Week 6

 

4

Graphic Novel: Rhetoric at War

Nothing due. Work up an introduction to your Project Two before class on Wednesday

 

6

Movie Day

 

 

8

Movie Day

Due:

Complete a Rough Draft of Project Two.


Week 7

 

11

Rough Draft Workshop

Reminder: Project Two is due in the Project Two Storage Bin by 11:59 on October 13th

Reading Assignments:

  • Instructions for Project Three (the definition project)
  • Chapter 4 ("Yes/No/Okay, But") in They Say/I Say (51-63)
  • Chapter 8 ("Definition Arguments") in Good Reasons (113-136)

Due:

Post your Ninth Response by Tuesday evening.

 

13

Post your Project Two links on the Project Two Storage Bin by 11:59 p.m. today.

Tenth Response due by Thursday evening.

 

 

15

The Question of Definitions

Due:

Read these articles before Friday morning to prepare for the in-class debate:

 


Week 8

 

18

Friday-Morning Streetfight

For Monday

Reading Assignments:

Due:

Post your Eleventh Response by Thursday evening.

 

 

20

 

 

22

Defining Physician Assisted Suicide_

Reading Assignments:

 


Week 9

 

25

Citations, Citations, Citations

Work on Rough Draft of Project Three for Wednesday

 

 

27

Rough Draft Workshop for Project Three

For Friday:

 

29

All Evaluations, All the Time

For Monday:

Post your Project Three introductions for your Thirteenth Response 


Week 10

November

 

1

In-Class Introduction Workshop

Reminder: Project Three is due in the Project Three Storage Bin by 11:59 on November 3rd.

 

3

Under Closer Examination

Project Three is due in the Project Three Storage Bin by 11:59 p.m. today.

 

5

Conferences, You Got em if You Want em

For Monday, read:

 

 


Week 11

 

8

The Great Debate Part II

 

 

10

Film

 

 

12

Film

For Monday:

Fourteenth Response

Read Project Five assignment sheet


Week 12

 

15

Film Recap and Project Five

 

17

Rough Draft Workshops

Post your introductions to Project Four here: Fifteenth-Response

 

 

19

Project Four Introduction Workshop

Reading for Monday:

Proposal Argument Chapter in Good Reasons

Post proposed proposal here: Sixteenth Response 


Week 13

 

22

Proposals, Proposals, Proposals

For after the break:

 

24

Holiday - No Class

Project Four Due: Project Four Storage Bin

 

26

Holiday - No Class


Week 14

 

29

 

December

1

 

 

3

 


Week 15

 

6

 

8

Rough Draft Workshop for Project Five

 

10

Presentations and Evaluations


 

Week 16

 

13

Project Five due here: Project Five Storage Bin

 

 

 

 

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