English 105 Week 9

In Class

1.   Rhetorical Analysis in the Real World: 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.
2.   Some thoughts about audience
3.   Audience and writing discussion

Can you know your audience? Does knowing your audience truly help you write? Are there certain times you should pay attention to your audience? Are there certain times you should ignore your audience?

4.   Online work discussion
  • Everyday texts: making a wise choice
  • Rhetorical analysis strategies: identify the steps


1.   Select an everyday text to rhetorically analyze (“What is Academic Writing?” offers a guide in how to analyze on pages 10-11 and elsewhere in the essay.)
2.   Conduct a rhetorical analysis of the everyday text by choosing one of the following  strategies and applying it to your everyday text.
3.   Log #16: Draft a rhetorical analysis of an everyday text
  • Complete activities 1 & 2 first;
  • Write a 3-page, double-spaced analysis.
  • Cite the strategy source from #2 and refer to it and your everyday text often. Other sources are welcome, too.
4.   New Peer Review Groups
5,   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.
All work must be completed by Friday @ 9 AM.