Monthly Archives: January 2012

Week Five Schedule

Week Five: February 6-10 Monday- Rottenberg ch 9, “Language” 339-365 Wednesday- George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language” in Rottenberg 801-810 Friday- Draft of essay 1 due (peer-review)

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Blog Prompt # 3

Blog prompt # 3: for the week of January 29-February 4 This prompt asks you to continue reflecting upon the ways that technology both enriches and complicates the way we write. Read the following blog post Longhand in which a … Continue reading

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Week 4 Schedule

Week 4: January 30-February 3 Monday- Rottenberg ch 5, “Defending Claims” 170-181; Amy Camenetz, “Take This Internship and Shove it” in Rottenberg 191-193 Wednesday- Rottenberg ch 6, “Support” 202-221; Mark Memmott with Alan Levin and Greg Livadas, “Disaster Photos: Newsworthy … Continue reading

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Blog Prompt # 2

Blog Prompt # 2: for the week of January 22-28 This week’s prompt asks you to consider the rhetorical theories we have discussed thus far within the context of the 2012 presidential race. Read this article in the New York … Continue reading

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Assignment 1 Guidelines

Assignment 1, 1200 words, due Wednesday, February 15, 15 % This assignment asks you to apply the rhetorical strategies we have studied together thus far in the course. Locate a written argument–an editorial, a review of a film, book, television … Continue reading

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Week 3 Schedule

Week Three: January 23-27 Monday- Rottenberg ch 3, “Analytical Writing” 76-87; 93-100; 103-105 Wednesday- Rottenberg ch 4, “Definition” 131-138; Stanley Fish, “When is a Cross a Cross?” in Rottenberg 145-147 Friday- Patrick Tucker, “The Dawn of the Postliterate Age” (available … Continue reading

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Blog Prompt #1

Blog Prompt #1: for the week of January 15-21 This week’s prompt asks you to consider the overall objective of the course blog assignment: the role of audience in the act of writing and the ways that social media–and more … Continue reading

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Week Two Schedule: Updated jan 13

Week Two: January 16-20 Monday- No class Wednesday- Rottenberg ch 1, “Rogerian Argument” 11-18; assign and discuss essay 1 Friday- Rottenberg ch 1, “The Toulmin Model” 20-27; Annie Laurie Gaylor, “The Case Against School Prayer” in Rottenberg 677-684

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Week One Schedule

Week One: January 9-13 Monday- Course introduction Wednesday- Rottenberg ch 1, “Approaches to Argument 3-7; Plato, “from Crito” in Rottenberg 557-561 Friday- Clive Thompson, “Brave New World of Digital Intimacy” in Rottenberg 523-532

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Your Course Blog: Getting Started

As part of this course, you will be required to create a blog here on WordPress, which you will use to respond to prompts pertaining to class readings, discussions, and/or activities. The purpose of this assignment is to provide you … Continue reading

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