English 105 Week 7

In Class

1.  Everyday texts: Making a smart choice about a text to analyze
2.   Backpacks vs. Briefcases: Selecting quotes/group activity
  • Rhetoric readings breakdown folder in CIDocs
  • Write a short summary of your assigned section and paste quotes that the group determines would be valuable to use in the final essay.
3.   Midterm Essay Archive

The link above includes midterm essays that received an “A” from the scoring team.

Online Classwork

1.  Log #12: “Rhetorical Analysis in the Real World” reading and analysis
  • What is the purpose of the article?
  • Who is the audience for this article?
  • How would you describe the persona the writer uses for the article? How do you think the persona is helpful to the writer’s purpose and argument?
  • What is the argument of the article?
  • How does this article overlap with “Backpacks vs. Briefcases”? How does it differ? How can you get these 2 articles to “talk” to one another?
  • As this is one of your sources, which quotes do you think your might use from the article? Select at least 5 potential quotes.

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

2.   Log #13: Audience and writing
  • Google the phrase audience and writing. You will retrieve a number of online articles.
  • Choose at least 3 of the articles to read and write about.
  • Begin 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 all 3 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.
3.   Peer Review Groups

Peer review will now take place online outside of class. You will be assigned to a peer review group. Please open the above document, find your section, and locate your name to know who is in your group and who you should peer review. Peer review groups will change every 2 weeks.

4.  Read your peers’ Log #10 in CIDocs and leave comments for each of the peers in your group:
  • Does your peer’s response indicate a basic understanding of how purpose, audience, persona, and argument play a role in the project?
  • Is there anything that your peer has missed or left out when discussing  the project?
  • What do you think about the everyday texts your peer has put forth to discuss? Do they seem to fit the assignment? Are some more effective than others? Which one(s) appeal to you most?
All work must be completed by Friday @ 9 AM