Welcome to Week 6


  • Office hours are Monday and Thursdays from 12:00 to 2:00 in Classroom East 213C and by appointment. I encourage you to swing by to get feedback on your papers!
  • Get to the Writing Center to get help with your papers. You need to save your slips. I will give you extra credit (3 points per slip for a total of 9 points) added on to your Rhetorical Analysis grade.
  • Please get to work on your Norm-Busting Project. This is an integrated assignment throughout Learning Community B, which means the grade you earn for it will count in all the LC classes. Also, this project will be the basis for the First-Year Symposium later on in the semester. By following the directions and putting in some good thoughtful work with primary research, you should be able to get a Great Grade on this. Please ask Professor Pester or me for help if you need it!
  • Extra, Extra, Extra, Read all about It!

The Writing Process for the Rhetorical Analysis is coming to a Close!

  • Remember that this writing project began several weeks ago with an assignment description. Since then, you have read new materials in both Writing and Rhetoric and Sociology about the way people interact with one another. Particularly in Writing and Rhetoric, you have learned about the idea of social construction and how gender is a social construction. You have also learned some of the conventions of academic writing and syou have gone through a full-fledged writing process:
    • Prewriting- the reading, thinking, and writing that you do before you start drafting.
    • Drafting -- After prewriting, comes drafting and perhaps more prewriting.
    • Revising-- Once you had a draft down, it was time to start looking at again with revising. This was done with the help of your peers and Professor Burnett and the Writing Center. Revising entails drafting and re-drafting and rethinking. You might even do some prewriting at this point.
    • Editing--At some point in the process, you have to shift away from the revising mode and embrace editing. Looking at the the little details to make certain your paper is a polished piece of writing that adheres to the writing conventions of APA format.
    • Publishing- Last step is to publish. In our case, publishing means turning it in. Are you ready?

Writing is all about Making Choices

  • Writers make choices about what they are going to say and how they are going to say it.
  • Writers make choices about what gets put in and what gets left out.
  • Writers make choices about how they are going to connect with their audiences. In general, academic writers choose to make use of logos (that is logical, rational thinking that is supported by explanations, details, and facts) to appeal to academic audiences. Hopefully, your paper is full of logos!!!

Let's Review your Draft Using the Rubric


The final draft of your rhetorical analysis is due on Thursday. You need to turn a hardcopy of this assignment at the beginning of class. If you need an extension for any reason, you need to contact me by tomorrow (9/26) to ask for this extension.