Questions about this class, the syllabus, or life in general?
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.)
Anne Lamott & NWWK Discussion
Get into small groups of 3-5. Elect a note-taker/spokesperson. Share your thoughts about the readings. Then, each group's spokesperson will share the group's ideas with the class as a whole.
- Oh, and here's another favorite quote by Anne Lamott: “I thought such awful thoughts that I cannot even say them out loud because they would make Jesus want to drink gin straight out of the cat dish.”
Let's Get Ready to Write the First Reading Response
- 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.
- Include a Works Cited list.
- Please bring this as a printed, stapled version to class on Thursday.