English 105 Week 12

In Class

1.  Log #16A: Plans for Revising the Rhetorical Analysis

Write about ideas and plans for revising the rhetorical analysis for the final essay. Begin this short write below your log #16.

  • How can you more effectively discuss you’re learning in this analysis?
  • How can you more effectively use required sources in this analysis?
  • How can you more effectively synthesize ideas and sources in this analysis?
  • What other ideas do you have for revising your rhetorical analysis for the final essay?
2.   Peer Review Practice discussion
  • Read these 2 essays: Learning Through Rhetoric and What Rhetoric Taught Me
  • Think about purpose, audience, persona, and argument and how each are presented. Write your impressions on how effective you think the writer is rhetorically.
  • Consider how you might score this essay using the Writing Criteria. Write how you might score the essay and list reasons why.
  • Think about the structure and organization of the essays and how you might use a similar strategy for your final essay. Describe what that might look like using material from your logs.
3.   Drafting the Final Essay


1.   Peer Review: Read your peers’ Log #16 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.
2.   Log #18: Draft a 1 to 1 1/2 page, double-spaced response to the following:

What I know about rhetoric now and how I might use it in the future?

3.   Begin work on the Final Essay due next week

Review your logs (13, 14, 16, 18) as a starting place. Determine this week what items from the logs can you use in your final essay. Copy and paste that material into your final essay document.

Where to post your essay: 

  • Log on to MyCI and go to CIDocs
  • Click on the Shared with Me folder on the left side of the screen.
  • Find the English 105 folder I shared with you and open it.
  • Find the folder labeled Final Essay and open it.
  • Click on the new button then scroll down and click on Google Docs to create a new doc.
  • Click on “Create and Share” when the pop up “Create in a Shared Folder?” comes up. Everyone in the class has access to everyone’s documents. Often, classmates will read and comment on other classmates’ draft entries.
  • Name the doc using your first name (e.g. Clifton’s Midterm).
All work must be completed by Friday @ 9 AM.