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posted May 1, 2013, 11:04 AM by jason palmeri

Final Multi-Audience Argument project due Wednesday of finals week to googledocs folder (or email to jason if google docs won't work for some reason). Don't forget the cover letter and 8 substantive annotations (comments) explaining your rhetorical choices.  

Final Blog Post

posted May 1, 2013, 11:01 AM by jason palmeri

Make an argument for the three most important pieces of advice for writers. 

For the last class meeting

posted Apr 29, 2013, 11:05 AM by jason palmeri

No Homework, but keep working on revising your multi-audience argument projects (which will be due Wednesday of finals week). Also, if you choose to do an optional revision of a previous essay, that will also be due wednesday of finals (along with a annotated comments in the margin explaining revisions you made). 

Monday In-Class

posted Apr 29, 2013, 11:04 AM by jason palmeri

1) Post to blog: A concise one or two sentence statement for each text of what you want the audience for each text to do (ideally should be somewhat different). 

2) Speed dating reinvention activities. Find a partner, read their re-invetions on the blog, write a comment noting which intros/conclusions/titles you think will be most effective for audience and why. 

3) If time today: Class google doc of advice for rhetors.

For Monday

posted Apr 24, 2013, 10:35 AM by jason palmeri   [ updated Apr 24, 2013, 11:04 AM ]

Re-Invention Activities: Choose TWO

1) Write three different conclusions for one of your texts
2) Write three different introductions for one of your texts
3) Write five different titles for each of your texts (15 titles in all)

Post to your blog (worth 10 points of informal writing grade).

Note: The final draft of the multi-audience project will be due Monday of finals. If you choose to do an optional revision of an earlier essay, it must be complete by Wednesday of finals (turn it in via google docs with comments in margin explaining all the changes you made; email me when you turn it in) 


In-Class Wednesday

posted Apr 24, 2013, 10:24 AM by jason palmeri

1) spell out the enthymeme (key claim plus three presuppositions that support it) for each of your columns. Post to the top of your first draft. Share with peers and the class. 

2) Whole class workshopping (seeking volunteers)

For Wednesday

posted Apr 22, 2013, 11:01 AM by jason palmeri

Write a first draft of all three texts of your multi-audience project. (post to google docs)

In - Class Monday

posted Apr 22, 2013, 10:59 AM by jason palmeri

1) Make at least six substantive comments on your peer groups's zero drafts (keeping the rubric in mind)

For Monday

posted Apr 17, 2013, 11:01 AM by jason palmeri

Post to google docs a zero draft of two of your three arguments (with a cover note specifiying audience, genre, forum, and kairos / time). 

In Class Wednesday

posted Apr 17, 2013, 10:55 AM by jason palmeri

1) Write / edit a new blog post: Flesh out your audience analysis for your proposed topic. What genre and forum should you use to reach this audience? What does the audience already know and believe about the topic? What kind of ethical, pathetic, logical appeals will be most persuasive to the audience and why?

2) Speed dating audience analysis: Write a comment on your partner's blog post: are the audience's distinct enough? What else could be added to their analysis of each audience? Can you suggest different possible audiences?


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