Review of Week 3 (Jan 24, 26) and Preview of Week 4
Currently, no review of Week 3 has been submitted. Once it has, I will post that.
Preview of Week 4 (Jan 31, Feb 2)
(by Dr. Seaman)
This week we will be working further on Project 1, the draft of which you submitted at the end of last week. On Monday you will find my comments and grade of your draft (which counts for 33.3% of the grade for Project 1) in OAKS. On Tuesday in class we will look at some sample student drafts and consider different ways some of you approached the task. During Fourth Hour on Tuesday, those of you who didn’t meet with me in small groups during Fourth Hour will do so. (See the schedule here.) Those participating in Fourth Hour on Tuesday should bring two copies of your draft.
In class on Tuesday, we move to Responding Responsibly in TSIS (pp. 55-77) and discuss an essay by Barbara Ehrenreich (in AOC pp. 22-31) that is the introduction to her book Bright-Sided. The questions under “Discussion” on p. 31 will help you prepare for discussion (and might give you something to write your blog post on). The material from TSIS will supplement our emphasis over the last two weeks on strategies for summarizing. Here, you should find assistance for revising the Response portion of your draft of Project 1, the part of the assignment that presents most students with the greatest challenges.
Thursday, we will take our first stab at some analysis and interpretation of visual rhetoric. Acting Out Culture offers us helpful material for such exercises, and we will for this first encounter look at “Scenes and Un-Scenes: Political Protest” (Acting Out 90-95) and “Then and Now: Feeling (In)Secure” (Acting Out 54-55). All of these images connect with our ongoing investigation of “How We Believe.” The second set (“Then and Now”) relates particularly well to Ehrenreich’s essay, and you might consider the “Scenes and Un-Scenes” in terms of the Occupy movement that appeared after this book went to print. Consider the Discussion questions for both of these sets of images before coming to class for discussion.
Friday, your revisions will be due at 5pm in OAKS.