Monthly Archives: February 2012

Week 10 Schedule

Week Ten: March 12-16 Monday- Burniske ch 2, “Civil Literacy: the Cyberpilot’s License” Wednesday- Burniske ch 3, “Discourse Literacy: Beyond the Chatroom”; essay 2 due Friday- Wendy Morgan and Mark Beaumont, “A Dialogic Approach to Argumentation”; assign and discuss essay … Continue reading

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Week 9 schedule

Week nine: March 5-9 There is no class during the week of march 5-9 due to spring break. A few reminders: There are eight remaining opportunities to respond to blog prompts; if you have not begun blogging, you must begin … Continue reading

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Blog Prompt # 7

Blog Prompt # 7: for the week of February 26-March 2 This week’s prompt asks you to return to the issue of the ways that social media has altered how we connect to one another as communicators and how writing … Continue reading

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Assignment 2 Guidelines

Assignment 2: 1200 words, 15 %, due Wednesday, March 14 This assignment asks you to consider the role of an audience not just as readers or listeners, but as active participants in a dialogue between reader and writer. For this … Continue reading

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Week 8 Schedule

Week Eight: February 27-March 2 Monday- Part 3: Rhetoric and New Media. Burniske ch 1, “Media Literacy: Broadening the Definition of Computer Literacy” Wednesday- Amanda Cosco, “How Twitter can Make You a Better Writer” (online) Friday- draft of essay 2 … Continue reading

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Blog Prompt # 6

Blog Prompt # 6: for the week of February 19-24 This week’s prompt asks you to continue thinking about the ways that we respond to visual arguments. Search WordPress.com for a photography-related blog post, and after examining it carefully, respond … Continue reading

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Week 7 Schedule

Week Seven: February 20-25 Monday- Rottenberg ch 8, “Logic” 297-307 Wednesday- Rottenberg ch 8, “Common Fallacies” 308-318; Adolf Hitler, “On Nation and Race” in Rottenberg 322-325 Friday- Rottenberg ch 12, “Oral Arguments” 478-489

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Blog Prompt # 5

Blog Prompt # 5: for the week of February 12-18 This week’s prompt asks you to consider the ways in which social media impacts the flow of news and information both positively and negatively. In light of the tragic death … Continue reading

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Week 6 Schedule

Week Six: February 13-17 Monday- Part 2: Responding to Argument. Rottenberg ch 2, “Critical Reading” 35-54 and 59-61 Wednesday- Rottenberg ch 2, “Reading a Visual Argument” 62-69; essay 1 due Friday- David Carr, “Twitter is all in good Fun, Until … Continue reading

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Blog Prompt # 4

Blog Prompt # 4: for the week of February 5-11 This week’s prompt asks you to think critically about the importance of using effective support for an argument based on the rhetorical situation and audience. Specifically, you should focus on … Continue reading

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