Category: Rhetoric & Comp. 101

Rhetoric & Comp – November 15 – 20

Enjoy your snow day!

Indie read.   Video:  Rapping Deconstructed – vox.com . Lab time for work on rhetoric of rap paper (choose a song, annotate song, before sheet, write a paper, after sheet).

Deadlines:

  • student book talks – NOW thru Dec. 14th
  • quotable mention – see due dates (by alphabet) on the QM page above  (next date Nov. 30 for last names H – O)
  • draft of rap rhetorical analysis by Tuesday, Nov. 27th (WRITE CLUB)
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Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, November 14th

Student book talk & Indie read.  Excerpt from S1:E5 Dear White People.  Quickwrite #23:  n-word.  Video:  Ta Nehisi Coates: when words don’t belong to everyone.  Assignment preview for rhetoric of rap assignment.

Deadlines:

  • student book talks – NOW thru Dec. 14th
  • quotable mention – see due dates (by alphabet) on the QM page above  (next date Nov. 30 for last names H – O)
  • draft of rap rhetorical analysis by Tuesday, Nov. 27th (WRITE CLUB)

Revisions:  You can work on optional revisions to submission #1 if you’d like.  Revise deeply, set up a time to meet with Mrs. C for 5 minutes, and reap the rewards of writing better papers.  (This option is unlimited as long as it is done & conferenced before the last two weeks of the semester).  See the revisions post below if you don’t know where to start.

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, November 13th

Student book talk & Indie read.  Excerpts from The Art of Rap:  Something from Nothing.

Deadlines:

  • student book talks – NOW thru Dec. 14th
  • quotable mention – see due dates (by alphabet) on the QM page above  (next date Nov. 30 for last names H – O)

Revisions:  You can work on optional revisions to submission #1 if you’d like.  Revise deeply, set up a time to meet with Mrs. C for 5 minutes, and reap the rewards of writing better papers.  (This option is unlimited as long as it is done & conferenced before the last two weeks of the semester).  See the revisions post below if you don’t know where to start.

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, November 9th

Student book talk & Indie read.  Rhetorical Analysis: overview, example, and assignment preview.  Video:  A Hip-Hop Modest Proposal.  Collected notebooks.

Deadlines:

  • digital submission #2 due by end of Monday 11/12 (that means by 11:59pm)
  • student book talks – NOW thru Dec. 14th
  • quotable mention – see due dates (by alphabet) on the QM page above  (next date Nov. 30 for last names H – O)

Revisions:  You can work on optional revisions to submission #1 if you’d like.  Revise deeply, set up a time to meet with Mrs. C for 5 minutes, and reap the rewards of writing better papers.  (This option is unlimited as long as it is done & conferenced before the last two weeks of the semester).  See the revisions post below if you don’t know where to start.

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, November 8th

Student book talk & Indie read.  Analyze:  working with a partner and 3 highlighters, look for pathos, ethos, logos in “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift.

Disclaimer letter for upcoming rhetoric of rap study.

Deadlines:

  • writer’s notebooks collected Friday 11/9 TOMORROW (make sure your notebook is here)
  • digital submission #2 due by end of Monday 11/12 (that means by 11:59pm)
  • student book talks – NOW thru Dec. 14th
  • quotable mention – see due dates (by alphabet) on the QM page above  (first date Nov. 9 for last names A – G)

Revisions:  You can work on optional revisions to submission #1 if you’d like.  Revise deeply, set up a time to meet with Mrs. C for 5 minutes, and reap the rewards of writing better papers.  (This option is unlimited as long as it is done & conferenced before the last two weeks of the semester).  See the revisions post below if you don’t know where to start.

Rhetoric & Comp – Revising Submission #1

Follow these directions and tips to check out your instructor’s feedback and learn to manage revision.

  1. Find your paper in our shared Submissions folder in Dropbox.  Open in MSWord or DOWNLOAD the paper with WFB on the end of the document title.  (Comments can only been seen in Word, not Dropbox).
  2. Check out the comments in the right hand column. (If they aren’t there, use the “review” tab and select “show comments”).
  3. Step away.  It takes time to digest feedback and sometimes more than one read through to understand and/or accept it.  (That’s OK)
  4. Return to the paper when you are ready to make changes.
  5. Sometimes it’s easier to address simple “fixes” first.  Clean up little errors; go back through and watch for other instances of the same kinds of mistakes.
  6. Delete the comments by switching to the “review” tab at the top.  (You can eliminate them one at a time or wait and get rid of them all at once.)
  7. Tackle the big items – the content, the organization, the beginning, ending, the “and then. . . ” feel, etc.
  8. Watch out.  Changes in one place sometimes necessitate changes in other places.  Unfortunately revision can be messy and there are NO guarantees.

When you’ve revised to a point you are content, reread your work and don’t forget to save it.  When it’s ready for review, UPLOAD again to our shared folder.  Please change the flag on the document title from WFB to RV to indicate that revisions have been made to the paper. Schedule a 5-minute conference with Mrs. C for reviewing your NEW paper and discussion how you (substantially) revised.

Earn more points based on the effectiveness of your revised piece.

Deadline for re-submitting is anytime before the last two weeks of the semester (as long as you conference).  Revisions are NOT required.  That’s up to you.

Get serious about revising – you can thank me later. . . or not.

– Mrs. C = )

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, November 7th

Student book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #22:  Consent as Tea  Quick skim:  chapter 4 logos.  Add post-its to a notebook page (appeals post-it notes) & add it to the notebook checklist (if you didn’t yesterday).

Read “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift.  (We’ll be working with it in class tomorrow, so finish it, or reread it, or if you are confused maybe google it.)

Deadlines:

  • writer’s notebooks collected Friday 11/9 (make sure your notebook is here)
  • digital submission #2 due by end of Monday 11/12 (that means by 11:59pm)
  • student book talks – NOW thru Dec. 14th
  • quotable mention – see due dates (by alphabet) on the QM page above  (first date Nov. 9 for last names A – G)

Revisions:  You can work on optional revisions to submission #1 if you’d like.  Revise deeply, set up a time to meet with Mrs. C for 5 minutes, and reap the rewards of writing better papers.  (This option is unlimited as long as it is done & conferenced before the last two weeks of the semester).

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, November 6th

Student book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #20:sound -or- action.  Quick skim:  chapter 3 ethos.  Add post-its to a notebook page (appeals post-it notes) & add it to the notebook checklist.  Quickwrite #21: We Need Diverse Books – examine the ethos.  

Submission #2 assignment sheet & info.

Deadlines:

  • writer’s notebooks collected Friday 11/9 (make sure your notebook is here)
  • digital submission #2 due by end of Monday 11/12 (that means by 11:59pm)
  • student book talks – NOW thru Dec. 14th
  • quotable mention – see due dates (by alphabet) on the QM page above  (first date Nov. 9 for last names A – G)

Revisions:  You can work on optional revisions to submission #1 if you’d like.  Revise deeply, set up a time to meet with Mrs. C for 5 minutes, and reap the rewards of writing better papers.  (This option is unlimited as long as it is done & conferenced before the last two weeks of the semester).

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, November 5th

Student book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #19: “Camaro” – Phil Kaye.  Unlimited power in writing revision – quick presentation.  Notebook checklists (for Nov. 9 collection).

Deadlines:

  • writer’s notebooks collected Friday 11/9 (make sure your notebook is here)
  • student book talks – NOW thru Dec. 14th
  • quotable mention – see due dates (by alphabet) on the QM page above  (first date Nov. 9 for last names A – G)