Hello Week 10

Annoucements

  • My understanding is that talking and disrespectful behavior is getting a little out of hand in Large Lecture. I really encourage you to do what you can to make a positive change in this social situation. How can you do this? Don't contribute to the problem. Be respectful and attentive. Politely let talkers know you are being distracted by their actions. Let's see if that will help.
  • Looking ahead
    • Week 10 Action --Finish Up Your Research Log Template
    • Writing Process for the Media's Construction of Gender
      • Week 11 --Prewriting and Drafting
      • Week 12 --Making Decisions about Content and Arrangement & The Outline (Last Day to Drop on Friday)
      • Week 13 --Introduction & Conclusion and Peer Review --First Rough Draft is due! / Prepping for Symposium
    • Week 14 - Thanksgiving Week -- Online Assignment
    • Week 15 - Symposium on Tuesday; Thursday - Drafting work & Portfolio Workshop
    • Week 16 - Last Day of Classes; Final Draft is Due!
    • Final Exam --December 8th --Your Portfolio is due!

Research Log Template Check -- Please have this document pulled up so I can check on it!

Research Log Template Check -- Please have this document pulled up so I can check on it!

The Midterm Reflection and The Rhetorical Analyses

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Prewriting Activities for Today

Okay, today you have two activities to complete in Blackboard. One is an APA assignment and the other is a "media and gender" assignment. This activity is designed to get you thinking about how gender is constructed in the media.

Gender in the Media: Thinking About the Rhetorical Situation

Earlier this month the United Nations named Wonder Woman as a honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women. This can be considered a rhetorical act.

Working in pairs, consider the rhetorical situation involved in this rhetorical act?

  • Who is the rhetor?
  • What was their purpose?
  • What was the exigence for this act? That is, what situation called this rhetorical act into being?
  • Who is the intended audience for this rhetorical act?

'''Working with Your Partners make a brief argument that SUPPORTS this rhetorical act. Then switch gears, make an argument that criticizes this rhetorical act. As always, you should use details and examples to back up your claims and your stance for your argument.

  • Consider how you might go about researching this as a topic for a paper. What are some possible lines of inquiry?

Earlier this month the United Nations named Wonder Woman as a honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women.