Category: Rhet-Comp 102 / English 8A

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, March 15th / Wednesday, March 17th

READ:  Read aloud Ideas Are All Around by Philip C. Stead.

WRITE (PRE-VIEW):  Quick intro to Multi-genre writing.  Why Multi-genre?  And what is it?

STUDY:  1-on-1 breakouts to check your MLA citations in the CCR paper. While this conferring occurs, it is up to YOU to visit the Flipgrid for Multi-Genre Class of 2021 and to check out the examples under the topic “Multi-genre Examples.”  Watch the “What to Notice” video first and then skip around as you’d like.  There are 16 student-written examples to give you a broad perspective on what can be done with this assignment. (Join Code on the GClassroom stream today).

WATCH:  Check out the video about MLA citations in your BOOK CLUB ANALYSIS paper.  It takes you through setting up your Works Cited page with how-to for your book club book, the textbook reference, CrashCourse videos, and TED talks.  Also sidenotes for how to in-text cite each of these as well.  Please watch to strengthen your understanding and to avoid frivolous mistakes. (Video attached to GClassroom stream today & added to the BCA assignment.)

DEADLINES & REMINDERS:  BOOK CLUB CRIT LIT ANALYSIS (see the video talk-through on yesterday’s GClassroom).

  • Full Draft with citations no later than end of day Friday 3/19
  • Flipgrid screenshare read aloud for your WRITE CLUB group no later than end of day Sunday 3/21 (find the topic in your WRITE CLUB group Flipgrid)

PAST DUE:

  • Crit. Lit. ideas due Sunday 3/14 (YESTERDAY)

UPCOMING:  This week we’ll be writing our book club analysis papers, meeting individiually about your MLA citations progress, and getting a glimpse at what’s ahead after spring break – the multi-genre research project/paper. ❤

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Anyone attending in-person THIS week will NEED headphones.  Please bring some!!!

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, March 12th

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:  Think about your book club analysis paper.  Then fill out the Book Club Analysis Thinking GForm Survey that’s on today’s GClassroom (also listed as an assignment).

READ: Anything you’d like.  Try reading at least 30 minutes this weekend. 🙂

DEADLINES & REMINDERS:  BOOK CLUB CRIT LIT ANALYSIS (see the video talk-through on yesterday’s GClassroom).

  • Crit. Lit. ideas due no later than end of day Sunday 3/14
  • Full Draft with citations no later than end of day Friday 3/19
  • Flipgrid screenshare read aloud for your WRITE CLUB group no later than end of day Sunday 3/21 (find the topic in your WRITE CLUB group Flipgrid)

UPCOMING:  Next week we’ll be writing our book club analysis papers, meeting individiually about your MLA citations progress, and getting a glimpse at what’s ahead after spring break – the multi-genre research project/paper. ❤

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Anyone attending in-person next week will NEED headphones.  Please bring some!!!

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, March 9th / Thursday, March 11th

READ:  Book talk x 2

WRITE:  Quickwrite #16 – “Once Upon A Time. . . ” Start your page with these words and choose one of the picture options on today’s GClassroom to inspire your writing.

STUDY:  Using a student-written example paper, let’s take a look at the cycle of claims, evidence/example, explanation and how YOU can use this technique/pattern to strengthen your research/sourced writing. Check the excerpt from Chapter 5 of Rosenwasser & Stephen’s Writing Analytically to further your understanding of claims, evidence, and how/why they are necessary.

VIDEO EXTRA:  If you are looking at post-colonial perspective consider watching the Crash Course Sociology video below about “Cultural Patterns”

DEADLINES & REMINDERS: BOOK CLUB CRIT LIT ANALYSIS (see the video talk-through on yesterday’s GClassroom).

  • Crit. Lit. ideas due no later than end of day Sunday 3/14 (GForm will be available on classroom on Friday)
  • Full Draft with citations no later than end of day Friday 3/19
  • Flipgrid screenshare read aloud for your WRITE CLUB group no later than end of day Sunday 3/21 (find the topic in your WRITE CLUB group Flipgrid)

PAST DUE:

  • All 3 Notebook Pages with your BOOK CLUB target thoughts
  • Memory Book short #3

UPCOMING: Friday OFFICE HOURS – If you have questions about this paper, ask them. Next week, expect an introduction to the after-spring-break multi-genre project and individual breakout conferring on your MLA citation technique progress.

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, March 8th / Wednesday, March 10th

WRITE:  Quickwrite #15 – Watch the animated short “Alma” and consider how you might view it from a Feminist / gendered lens. Spend 3 minutes thinking on the page in your writer’s notebook.

STUDY:  Thinking about how Feminist theory operates, take a closer look with Crash Course Sociology’s look at Harriet Martineau & Gender Conflict Theory

VIDEO EXTRAS: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TEd Talk / published essay ”We Should All Be Feminists” for perspective on what feminism is really about.

And for more focus of gender but not necessarily feminism, check out Crash Course’s video on Theories of Gender (the one on Sex & Sexuality is interesting too)

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 #3 to create post-its and to comment on/like the post-its of classmates.  What surprised you? Feel free to “talk” about the ENTIRE book.  Examine it as a whole, share your opinions, consider the ending.  (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).

You can also link here:

NEW ASSIGNMENT/DEADLINE: BOOK CLUB CRIT LIT ANALYSIS (see the video talk-through on today’s GClassroom). Timeline for this paper will include ideas due no later than 3/14, a draft with citations no later than 3/19, and a Flipgrid screenshare read aloud for your WRITE CLUB group no later than 3/21.

PAST DUE:

  • All 3 Notebook Pages with your BOOK CLUB target thoughts
  • Memory Book short #3

UPCOMING: Tomorrow we’ll look at how a claims-evidence-explanation cycle can improve your research writing and take time to examine sources (primary & secondary).  Next week, expect an introduction to the after-spring-break multi-genre project and individual breakout conferring on your MLA citation technique progress.

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).

You can also link here:

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)