- Let's begin by reflecting on the beginning of your second semester.
- What feels different about this semester, compared to your last?
- Are you more comfortable with how you'll fare this time around?
- How have you prepared yourself to succeed, based on your experience in the Fall?
- Go to the Student Pages link. Make sure your name is spelled correctly on there.
- Click on your name. Important: If you had a wiki page last semester, use the same page this semester and make sure that the link takes you to that page.
- If you used wiki last semester, don't erase your old stuff! Let's put it all in a folder for that class now. If you want to, you can use wiki for a repository of work from all of your TAMU-CC classes.
- If you didn't have a wiki page last semester, you get to design yours however you like! Feel free to play around with the coding and add whatever you'd like to it :D
- For this class, I'd like you to create links for:
- Writing Project 1 and Portfolio 1.
- If you've already done this, help a neighbor who hasn't.
Create a Schedule for Writing Project 1
Time management can sometimes be a difficult thing to master in college. Let's schedule brief, regular writing sessions for Writing Project 1 now.
- Goals and Deadlines
- Allow time for Peer Response & Revision
- Make writing less painful!
Create a Daily Writing Link for today, and under today's link, do the following:
- Create a schedule for working on Writing Project 1. This should include specific time and dates for "writing appointments."
- Under each appointment, write out goals you want to accomplish during that appointment. This could be specific areas of content. Or, it could be obtaining peer review.
- Plan out your appointments up until the due date, which is February 6 at the beginning of class.
- After you've created your plan, post the appointments in your phone or in your planner. Make a commitment to keep your appointments!
- Read Chapter 2 from EAA. Complete a Reading Response in which you respond to the following prompts.
If your group is facilitating the discussion of Chapter 2, you do not have to complete a Reading Response. Instead, prepare your facilitation.
- The chapter asserts that rhetors may use emotions to "build bridges" and/or to "sustain an argument." Describe both approaches in your own words, and provide an example of each.
- Locate an ad or a posting on Facebook that makes an emotional appeal. Describe the appeal, and specify which emotions the posting or the ad attempts to evoke.
- Describe the specific emotion(s) each slogan is trying to illicit:
- "Just do it." (Nike)
- "Think different." (Apple)
- "Country first." (John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign slogan)
- "It's everywhere you want to be." (Visa)