From Last Time/Desde La Última Vez: Thursday Oct 19

  • You have an independent assignment that will be accomplished in lieu of class
  • Read Devitt, in Blackboard.
  • Do the following internet genre activity
  • Find a good definition of a "meme"
  • Find three memes you think are funny (download them or record the URL)
  • Find three memes that you get that you don't think your parents (or I) would get (download them or record the URL)
  • Find three memes that you don't understand (download them or record the URL)

Next Tuesday Oct 24

  • Write Weekly Reflection 6 (On Bawarshi and on Devitt); submit in Blackboard
  • Read Freedman and Medway, in Blackbaord
  • Be prepared to answer roll, in class, with your answers to Thursday's activity

I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like child stringing beads in kindergarten, - happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another.
Brenda Ueland, Born Oct. 24

Today's Daily Agenda

1. Attendance

  • Do meme activity above
    • Share definition of meme
    • Share ONE funny meme
    • Share ONE meme you don't think your parents would get
    • Share ONE meme you don't get

2. What does this teach us about genre?

3. Writing Time

  • write a poem that tells a story in 3 haiku
  • haiku is an ancient Japanese form
  • three line poem
  • first line is 5 syllables, second line is seven syllables, third line is 5 syllables

5. Share w/ class

6. Reading about patent:

  • What is a patent?
  • Where do patents come from?
  • How has patent law changed?
  • What do patents say about the social systems they enforce?

7. Portfolio Two:

8. Next Time/La Próxima Vez:

  • You need to bring in the two genres you are working on
  • Begin your analysis