English 105 Week 10

In Class

1.   Rhetorical Analysis
2.   Discuss “Backpacks vs. Briefcases” and “Rhetorical Analysis in the Real World”
  • Creating synthesis from the 2 readings
  • Identifying sources from the 2 readings
  • Adding information from the Rhetorical Analysis slide presentation to your draft
3.  Choosing an everyday text

I’ll use the example below in class. You’re welcome to use it as well, or choose something more to your liking.

Principles of Learning

  • You will learn only as much, or little, as you choose to learn.
  • Each of you has a unique learning style, so not every assignment will appeal to everyone–but the variety should provide you with a chance to show what you’re capable of doing.
  • The more often you collaborate with your classmates–in discussion, in study groups, on papers–the richer the experience will be for you.
  • Writing, you will discover, is always a collaborative process.
  • You will teach yourself more than I teach you.
  • You will learn more from each other than you do from me.
  • All of you are capable of succeeding in this class; my job is to help you succeed.


1.   Log #15: Audience and writing
  • Read this article about audience.
  • Google the phrase audience and writing. You will retrieve a number of online articles.
  • Choose at least 2 articles to read and write about. You should have a minimum of 3 articles about audience to work with. You will need to cite from all 3 articles in your log.
  • For the two articles you selected, begin your log by listing the name of the article’s writer(s), the name of the article, and by providing a link to the article (you may paste the URL or create a hypertext).
  • Write a two-page (minimum), double-spaced personal essay where you discuss your experiences in addressing audience(s) in your writing and the different types of audiences you have written for thus far in your schooling. In your essay, refer to the article the professor provided and the 2 online articles that you selected.
  • Use standard essay formatting, such as paragraphing, capitalization of “I,” complete sentences, and correct spelling.
  • Tie the essay together with a main idea (thesis, a point, whatever you want to call it) which may require you to write and revise the essay.

Please put a page break (see Google Doc Insert drop down menu) between log entries.

2.   Log #16: Draft a rhetorical analysis of an everyday text
  • Complete activities A & B first;
  • Write a 3-page, double-spaced analysis.
  • Cite the rhetorical strategy source from B in your essay and refer to it and your everyday text often. Other sources are welcome, too.
A.   Select an everyday text to rhetorically analyze.
B.   Conduct a rhetorical analysis of the everyday text by making use of the strategies outlined in Backpacks vs. Briefcases and/or Rhetorical Analysis in the Real World and/or Rhetorical Analysis slide presentation. You may use the strategy we worked on together in class, if you like.

This log entry will carry over to week 11 and will be due at the end of week 11.

3.  Read your peers’ Log #14 in CIDocs and leave comments for each of the peers in your group:
  • Go to the log folder and click on your peer’s log. Everyone in the class has access to everyone’s documents.
  • Leave comments by using what is called the 2 stars and one wish approach. Stars are positive – leave 2 positive comments; a wish is an improvement or addition you would like to see – leave 1 wish comment.
All work must be completed and submitted by Friday @ 9 AM.