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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 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

Homework

  • 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.