Rebels and Rhetoric

  • Take out a sheet of paper.
  • "We write to think." (NWWK 1.1)
  • Let's take a few minutes and analyze this image as a class.
    • Who is the intended audience?
    • What is the artist's purpose? What are they trying to get their audience to think, feel, believe, say and/ or do?
    • What is the artist's message? In what ways has the message changed over time?
  • Open class discussion.
  • Let's "unpack" what is meant by the phrase, "Writing is a Social and Rhetorical Act"
  • So, what was the purpose of this exercise?
    • In this learning community, you will be be challenged to collaborate with others on multiple projects. In so doing, you will have to share your ideas, informed point of view( as a result of your conducting research) and share your views with a public audience.
    • In your COMM 1311 course, your first speech presentation will be a Group Persuasive Presentation. To help you to start considering ideas/topics for this, I need for you to fill out this handout: Rank your Topic Interests
    • Bring this with document COMPLETED with you to class on Thursday, an electronic version. (NO NEED TO PRINT IT.) You will have access to a computer in class on that day and we will be using this to complete an in-class activity.