English 105 Week 11

In Class

1.   Rhetorical analysis practice

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.
2.   Rhetorical Analysis slide presentation


1.  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.

2.   Peer Review: Read your peers’ Log #15 in CIDocs and leave comments.
  • 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 you would like to see – leave 1 improvement comment.
3.   Log #17: Peer Review Practice
  • Read these 2 essays: Learning Through Rhetoric and What Rhetoric Taught Me and write 6 paragraphs as described below.
  • Think about purpose, audience, persona, and argument and how each are presented in the 2 essays. Write 2 paragraphs, one for each essay, describing what you see in the essay.
  • Look at how the writers uses sources and attempt to synthesize them. Write 2 paragraphs, one for each essay, describing what you see in the essays.
  • Consider how you might score these 2 essays using the Writing Criteria. Write 2 paragraphs, one for each essay, about the score and why you gave it.
All work must be completed and submitted by Friday @ 9 AM.