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You Have Already Written a Rhetorical Analysis...WOW!

  • What is the Rhetorical Situation?
  • Now, pull out the piece of writing you composed on Thursday. I'll need a volunteer to share their writing with the class.
  • How to "unpack" the rhetorical situation.
  • Aristotelian rhetoric in 2 minutes! (You'll read lots more about this later.)
    • Logos
    • Ethos
    • Pathos

Anne Lamott & NWWK Discussion

Get into small groups of 4-5. Elect a note-taker/spokesperson. Share your thoughts about the readings. Then, each group's spokesperson will introduce the group and share the group's ideas with the class as a whole.

Let's Get Ready to Write the First Reading Response


  • READ THE SYLLABUS. For real. Read it. If you don't come to class on Thursday with lots of questions, I'll be happy to test your understanding of the syllabus with a quiz...so you can prove to me you understand everything about the syllabus. Just sayin'.
  • Review (or re-read) pp. 15-34 in Naming What We Know. (Hereafter, I'll refer to our text simply as NWWK.).
  • After you review the text, go back through your highlighted passages and notes; also, consider today's class discussion. Choose three passages (direct quotes) from three different sections that resonate with you.
  • Compose a Reading Response in which you:
    • Introduce or contextualize the quote. Provide some context about what the author's topic is.
    • Provide the direct quote, along with correct academic documentation.
    • Provide your own analysis of the quote. Further explain what you think the author is saying and why you think this is significant.
      • This technique is called writing a "quote sandwich." Here's a link that explains more about Quote Sandwiches
    • Include a Works Cited list.
  • Please bring this as a printed, stapled version to class on Thursday.