Category: Rhetoric & Comp. 102

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, January 16th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite/Notes #11:  Poem (choose 1 of 4)  – “When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny” by Blythe Baird, “The Man” by Taylor Swift, “Friend Zone” by Dylan Garity, or “Can We Autocorrect Humanity?” by Prince EA.  Cited Comentary assignment Part I – think about what you’ve read and start making connections.  Video:  “Research is a Conversation” by Shafer Library.

Updates:

  • sample student memory books that you can take a look at for the next couple of weeks
  • return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards
  • Office hour passes for the semester – Big projects this semester; seek help when you need it.

This Weekend:

  • “finish” any unfinished QWs from this week (#5 – #11)
  • cite the quotes (MLA in-text citations) you put in your notes – all the videos & articles have links on the previous posts
  • think about cited commentary assignment part I – what connections do you see? what do you think?

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, January 15th

Book talk & Indie read. SWIC Registration Dual Credit paperwork.  Quickwrite/Notes #9:  Article – “I’ve talked with teenage boys abut sexual assault for 20 years.  This is what they still don’t know” by Laurie Halse Anderson. Quickwrite/Notes #10:  Article – 1st hour “Why Are Young Americans Killing Themselves” by Dr. Richard A. Friedman : 2nd hour “The Boys Are Not All Right” by Michael Ian Black : 6th hour “Opinion: My Month Without the Internet” by Diana Wagman.

Quick review/lesson:  Add in-text citations for the quotes you pulled from today’s articles.  Note that to get the page numbers correct, you will need to access the online article and then use the page number from the print view window.

Updates:

  • sample student memory books that you can take a look at for the next couple of weeks
  • return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards
  • Office hour passes for the semester – Big projects this semester; seek help when you need it.

MLA Citation Help – Rhetoric & Comp

If you are confused or just want a deeper understanding of MLA citation, check the videos below.

Citation: Why Multiple Styles? – get behind the “why” we cite and “why” this style for humanites disciplines

MLA Style: In-Text Citations (8th Ed., 2016) – basic in-text citing

Sidenote:  For your cited commentary, we read/viewed both print sources and video sources.  If the way the piece was published is video (not print), you’ll need to in-text cite using timestamp information instead of page numbers.  See below:

Time-based media sources

When creating in-text citations for media that has a runtime, such as a movie or podcast, include the range of hours, minutes and seconds you plan to reference. For example: (00:02:15-00:02:35).  (Purdue OWL MLA Style and Formatting Guide)

MLA Style: List of Works Cited (8th Ed., 2016) – works cited details (we’ll look at this next week)

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, January 14th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite/Notes #7:  TEDTalk – “Selfies and Seeing Ourselves” – Christina Balch.  Quickwrite/Notes #8:  TEDTalk – 1st & 2nd hour “How to Raise a Black Son in America” by Clint Smith: 6th hour “A Solution to Gun Violence Found in US HIstory” by David Farrell.

Quick review/lesson:  Add in-text citations to the quotes you pulled from essays yesterday in Quickwrites #5 & 6.  Then, learn how to in-text cite the quotes you pulled from videos today in Quickwrites #7 & 8 (2nd hour – this part will be tomorrow).

Updates:

  • sample student memory books that you can take a look at for the next couple of weeks
  • return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, January 13th

Indie read.  This week:  critical reading of sources with 4 part note practice.  Quickwrite/Notes #5:  Essay “11:20” by Michael Paterniti.  Quickwrite/Notes #6:  Essay : 1st hour “In Our Genes” by Hannah Moskowitz : 2nd hour “White Rage” by Carol Anderson : 6th hour “Binge” by Tyler Oakley

Updates:

  • sample student memory books that you can take a look at for the next couple of weeks
  • return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, January 9th

Book talk & Indie Read.  Quickwrite #4:  Your latest (or most memorable) trip down the “rabbit hole” – What have you gotten just a little (or a lot) obsessed with?  MLA Basics w/ practice.

MLA CITATIONS the basics

Your note/practice page should have attempts at:

  • regular quote w/ in-text citation
  • regular quote w/ author mention w/ in-text citation
  • paraphrase w/ in-text citation
  • paraphrase w/ quthor mention w/ in-text citation

*Use the “Words of the Millenium” article to create your practice examples.

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, January 8th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #3:  Read Like a Writer (RLaW)  – “Hands” by Sarah Kay.  Notebook:  taking notes & using sources “Words of the Millenium” w/ 4 part note structure.

4 part notes:

  • Summary  – “They Say”
  • Quote – pull something interesting “verbatim”
  • React/Respond (thoughts, comments, agree, disagree, what surprised you?) – “I Say”
  • Questions – ? ? ?

Deadline:  finish this notepage for tomorrow (we’ll be working with this source in class)

Read something awesome!

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, January 7th

Book talk & Indie Read.  Quickwrite #2:  “Hands” by Sarah Kay – respond, react, tell a story, create whatever you want.  Trajectory:  recap where we came from, what we’ve learned, and where we are going.  Course syllabus overview.

Loose, general project schedule:

  • January: working with sources & writing cited commentary
  • February: Hamlet and writing rhetorical analysis (in groups)
  • March: analysis / multi-genre start
  • April:  Multi-genre research project work
  • May:  portfolios & memory books
  •  + throughout:  work on mb shorts, notebook writing, craft moves, etc.