Category: Rhet-Comp 102 / English 8A

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, March 5th

OFFICE HOURS:  Stop in the zoom between 7:20 & 11:20 am (when you aren’t supposed to be in another call) if you have questions or need assistance. (I do have a meeting at 10:40 for likely about 15 minutes; so if you stop then, you may have to wait.)

TO CHECK-IN:  Watch the quick video on GClassroom (“A Message About Your Citations”) and then take the MLA Citation: Survey for Understanding.

READ: Your BOOK CLUB book 🙂

DEADLINES & REMINDERS:

  • Target #3 for BOOK CLUB – Monday 3/8 (finish the book!) & prepare Notebook Page #3 for class 3/8 (3/10 for 4th hour ONLY)
  • Memory Book Short #3 window closes TODAY Friday 3/5 – Be sure this paper is uploaded/created in your submissions folder within the sub-folder “MEMORY BOOK SHORTS”

UPCOMING:  Next week we’ll finish practicing critical lit through sociological lenses, finish our BOOK CLUB reads, and get started on our critical lit / book club papers.

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, March 2nd / Thursday, March 4th

WRITE:  Quickwrite #14 – Watch the animated short “Hair Love” and consider how you might view it from a Post-Colonial/Multicultural/Critical Race lens. Spend 3 minutes thinking on the page in your writer’s notebook.

STUDY:  Thinking about how Post-Colonial/Multicultural/Race Theory operates, take a closer look with Crash Course Sociology’s look at W.E.B. DuBois & Race Conflict

VIDEO EXTRA: Farish Ahmad-Noor’s TEd Talk ” Why is Colonialism (Still) Romanticized?” for perspective on why these stories persist.

RESEARCH STUDY:  As part of English 102 / Rhetoric & Composition II – an overview of how to access & search an academic database. Video tutorial on the GClassroom stream later today.   Use your SWIC access and try it out.  And check out these tips for better searches:  Boolean Search Tips from LinkedIn

CREATE/SHARE:  Breakout (for whoever is in the same hour w/ the same books) Rooms & Padlet Board creation for BOOK CLUB reads.  Use your Notebook Page #2 to create post-its and to comment on/like the post-its of classmates.  Build together, discuss together, what makes this book tick?  What surprised you? Work within the confines of the second target – no spoilers.  (Same link & password for your padlet board as last week. Be sure to SIGN IN to Padlet so your name appears on your posts & commentary).

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DEADLINES & REMINDERS:

  • Memory Book Short #3 window is now open.  Due in Dropbox no later than end of day Friday 3/5 (that’s THIS Friday)
  • Target #3 for BOOK CLUB – Monday 3/8 (end of book!!!) & prepare Notebook Page #3 for class 3/8 (3/10 for 4th hour ONLY)

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, March 1st / Wednesday, March 3rd

WRITE:  Quickwrite #13 – Watch the animated short “Umbrella” and consider how you might view it from a Marxist / economic lens. Spend 3 minutes thinking on the page in your writer’s notebook.

STUDY:  Thinking about Marx and how economic theory operates, take a closer look with Crash Course Sociology

VIDEO EXTRA:  Chrystia Freeland “The Rise of the New Global Super-rich”  TEd talk – note that it’s from 2013 but still relevant in so many ways.

RESEARCH STUDY:  As part of English 102 / Rhetoric & Composition II – an overview of how to conduct academic research. The PDF of these slides is available below & on the GClassroom stream today.

CONDUCTING ACADEMIC RESEARCH PDF

READ: Your BOOK CLUB book 🙂

DEADLINES & REMINDERS:

  • Target #2 for BOOK CLUB – Tuesday 3/2 TOMORROW (see slides on GClassroom for target page #s) & prepare Notebook Page #2 for class 3/2 (3/4 for 4th hour ONLY)
  • Memory Book Short #3 window is now open.  Due in Dropbox no later than end of day Friday 3/5 (that’s THIS Friday)

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, February 26th

OFFICE HOURS:  Stop in the zoom between 7:20 & 11:20 am (when you aren’t supposed to be in another call) if you have questions or need assistance.

TO CHECK-IN:  Check out the Book Trailer & Book Pass slides on the GClassroom today and fill out the corresponding GForm survey to be counted present.

READ: Your BOOK CLUB book 🙂

DEADLINES & REMINDERS:

  • Target #2 for BOOK CLUB – Tuesday 3/2 (see slides on GClassroom for target page #s) & prepare Notebook Page #2 for class 3/2 (3/4 for 4th hour ONLY)
  • Memory Book Short #3 window is now open.  Due in Dropbox no later than end of day Friday 3/5
  • Don’t forget to check out the feedback from your WRITE CLUB on your CCR papers (use it as needed/wanted to make stronger papers)

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, February 23rd / Thursday, February 25th

WRITE: Quickwrite #12 – Choose one of the two following quotes.  Then spend 3 minutes in your notebook developing your own thoughts.

“There is no good and evil.  There is only power, and those too weak to seek it.” – Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

“Can’t seem to shake these vultures / off my tail / Power made by power being taken / so I keep on running to protect my situation” – John Mayer “Vultures” from Continuum

STUDY:  Critical Lit Theory – Sociological Lenses of Feminism, Marxism, Post-Colonialism through the video clips below

CREATE/SHARE:  Breakout (for whoever is in the same hour w/ the same books) Rooms & Padlet Board creation for BOOK CLUB reads.  Use your Notebook Page #1 to create post-its and to comment on/like the post-its of classmates.  Build together, discuss together, what makes this book tick?  What surprised you? Work within the confines of the first target – no spoilers.  (You received an email with the password for your padlet board.  Links on that email or below. Be sure to SIGN IN to Padlet so your name appears on your posts & commentary).

DEADLINES & REMINDERS:

  • Target #2 for BOOK CLUB – Tuesday 3/2 (see slides on GClassroom for target page #s) & prepare Notebook Page #2 for class 3/2 (3/4 for 4th hour ONLY)
  • Memory Book Short #3 window is now open.  Due in Dropbox no later than end of day Friday 3/5
  • Don’t forget to check out the feedback from your WRITE CLUB on your CCR papers (use it as needed/wanted to make stronger papers)

PAST DUE:

  • Memory Book Short #2 was due 2/19 (submit it in Dropbox submissions in the “memory book shorts” folder)
  • Commenting on group members’ CCR papers in both Dropbox/Word and Flipgrid (overdue but some students turned papers in late)

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, February 22nd / Wednesday, February 24th

READ/WATCH/WRITE:  Create a notepage in your Writer’s Notebook for notes & thoughts as you watch “The Danger of a Single Story” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (transcript available on the TEd site right under the video)

STUDY:  Critical Lit Theory / Sociological Lenses (slides & talk-through available on GClassroom)

TO-DO/CREATE & SHARE:  Keep reading, create BOOK CLUB Notebook Page #1, and we’ll be sharing these thoughts in class tomorrow.

DEADLINES & REMINDERS:

  • Target #1 for BOOK CLUB – Tuesday 2/23 (see slides on GClassroom for target page #s) & prepare Notebook Page #1 for class 2/23 (2/25 for 4th hour ONLY)
  • Memory Book Short #3 window is now open.  Due in Dropbox no later than end of day Friday 3/5
  • Don’t forget to check out the feedback from your WRITE CLUB on your CCR papers (use it as needed/wanted to make stronger papers)

PAST DUE:

  • Memory Book Short #2 was due 2/19 (submit it in Dropbox submissions in the “memory book shorts” folder)
  • Commenting on group members’ CCR papers in both Dropbox/Word and Flipgrid (overdue but some students turned papers in late)

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, February 19th

OFFICE HOURS:  Stop in the zoom between 7:20 & 11:20 am (when you aren’t supposed to be in another call) if you have questions or need assistance.

TO CHECK-IN:  Take the Student Paths survey.  Links and directions on the GClassroom stream.

READ: Your BOOK CLUB book 🙂

DEADLINES & REMINDERS:

  • Target #1 for BOOK CLUB – Tuesday 2/23 (see slides on GClassroom for target page #s) & prepare Notebook Page #1 for class 2/23 (2/25 for 4th hour ONLY)
  • Memory Book Short #2 window is now open.  Due in Dropbox no later than end of day Friday 2/19 (that’s TODAY)

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, February 18th

4th Hour ONLY!!

There was NO class Monday for President’s Day – which means. . . . READING DAY 🙂

DEADLINES & REMINDERS:

  • Target #1 for BOOK CLUB – Thursday 2/25 – 4th hour ONLY (see slides on GClassroom for target page #s) & prepare Notebook Page #1 for class 2/25 – 4th hour ONLY (all other hours this is 2/23)
  • Memory Book Short #2 window is now open.  Due in Dropbox no later than end of day Friday 2/19

PAST DUE:

  • Read & Notes: “Reading with Critical Theories” – notepage due by next class day 2/16 or 2/17
  • WRITE CLUB 2-Type Feedback* – Visit your group Flipgrid and watch/read/listen to your members’ papers.  Next 1) Reply with a short video.  Then 2) Visit each of these two papers in Dropbox/MSWord and leave 5-8 constructive comments.  *See the FLIPGRID WRITE CLUB slides attached to GClassroom for details (in both yesterday’s stream & attached to the assignment located in classwork).  Due no later than end of day Sunday 2/14.
  • Read Aloud / Screenshare your CCR (Critical Commentary &  Response) paper in your WRITE CLUB FG (due 2/9)

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, February 17th

Update Padlet for your independent reading & meet in the zoom at normal time for attendance & instructions.  We will be spending today getting started on our BOOK CLUB books.

DEADLINES & REMINDERS: 4th HOUR ONLY!!

  • Target #1 for BOOK CLUB – Thursday 2/25 (see slides on GClassroom for target page #s) & prepare Notebook Page #1 for class 2/25
  • Memory Book Short #2 window is now open.  Due in Dropbox no later than end of day Friday 2/19

PAST DUE:

  • Read & Notes: “Reading with Critical Theories” – notepage due by next class day 2/16 or 2/17
  • WRITE CLUB 2-Type Feedback* – Visit your group Flipgrid and watch/read/listen to your members’ papers.  Next 1) Reply with a short video.  Then 2) Visit each of these two papers in Dropbox/MSWord and leave 5-8 constructive comments.  *See the FLIPGRID WRITE CLUB slides attached to GClassroom for details (in both yesterday’s stream & attached to the assignment located in classwork).  Due no later than end of day Sunday 2/14.
  • Read Aloud / Screenshare your CCR (Critical Commentary &  Response) paper in your WRITE CLUB FG (due 2/9)

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, February 16th

Virtual SNOW DAY!! (This means we are all remote today.)

Meet in the zoom at normal time for attendance & instructions.  We will be spending our “snow day” reading (either getting started on your BOOK CLUB read or continuing your independent read).

DEADLINES & REMINDERS:

  • Target #1 for BOOK CLUB – Tuesday 2/23 (see slides on GClassroom for target page #s) & prepare Notebook Page #1 for class 2/23
  • Memory Book Short #2 window is now open.  Due in Dropbox no later than end of day Friday 2/19

PAST DUE:

  • Read & Notes: “Reading with Critical Theories” – notepage due by next class day 2/16 or 2/17
  • WRITE CLUB 2-Type Feedback* – Visit your group Flipgrid and watch/read/listen to your members’ papers.  Next 1) Reply with a short video.  Then 2) Visit each of these two papers in Dropbox/MSWord and leave 5-8 constructive comments.  *See the FLIPGRID WRITE CLUB slides attached to GClassroom for details (in both yesterday’s stream & attached to the assignment located in classwork).  Due no later than end of day Sunday 2/14.
  • Read Aloud / Screenshare your CCR (Critical Commentary &  Response) paper in your WRITE CLUB FG (due 2/9)