Class Introductions and What this class should be.
Readings for Week 2
Please note: Your reader response is one document that takes in the assigned readings (not one for each reading). Look for themes or ideas that connect and write about those, for example.
Rhetoric Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYMUCz9bHAs
Aritotle's The Art of Rhetoric
History of Modern Composition Timeline
Readings for Week 3
CR PROJECT--this will be the first major project which we will discuss next week. You may want to take a look at it before class (I have hard copies to hand out.) Key Words in Composition Studies might give you some ideas; I have posted the file below.
Readings for Week 4
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: As most of you know, my father is having a medical procedure in the morning on Monday, February 11th. Since I need to be with him and do not know how long it may take, I am cancelling our 12:20-1:35 class. In lieu of being in class, please use this time to work on your CR project and bring what work you have done in class.
As well, please combine the homework schedule for Monday and Wednesday: (1) Prepare your CR assignment to discuss in class; (2) Write about your grammar pet peeve (1-2 paragraphs); (3) Read the readings on error for Wednesday’s class and write your response; and (4) Write a love poem that takes place in the kitchen (this last should be a more fun activity). We will have class on Wednesday, February 13.
In this next reading, please just look at "Errors Windows to the Mind" (p55-65)
This next article is an additional piece on errors (not required)
Readings for Week 5
Readings for Week 6
On Wednesday, February 27, we will be visiting the BSU archives in the library. I'm adding this reading because it provides a bridge for rhetoric and writing as art. It also provides context for thinking about our work in the library.
https://www.awpwriter.org/programs_conferences/overview link for AWP programs
Readings for Week 7
Below is the rubric/checklist for your midterm portfolio due March 18. Please place your work in a 2-pocket folder or a manila envelope.
“Beyond the Red Ink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XluNo599LMY
Readings for Week 8
Pecha Kucha http://www.pechakucha.org/
“We Have Met the Enemy…” http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/27/world/27powerpoint.html?_r=0
C.R.A.P. Information: http://www.presentationzen.com/chapter6_spread.pdf
Readings for Week 9
There are also a couple new blog topics to consider.
“Laws that Choke Creativity”: http://www.ted.com/talks/larry_lessig_says_the_law_is_strangling_creativity.html
Readings for Week 10
Malik Williams will be visiting class. Check out his website:
Readings for Week 11
http://multimodalcomposition.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/defining-multimodal-composition/ and http://www.ncte.org/governance/MultimodalLiteracies
http://www.users.muohio.edu/romanots/assignments.htm and http://writing.colostate.edu/gallery/multigenre/introduction.htm
For Thursday, April 13
REMINDER: Be sure you are responsible to your group. Answer all emails and please do you part promptly so that no one is waiting for your work.
Readings for Week 13
For Tuesday, April 18
For Thursday, April 20
Readings for Week 14
slides for Rhetorical Powwows here:
Final Portfolios due April 27
Additional Readings --I've made some categories, so you can consider these for your CR project.
Composition and Writing: Includes grammar, teaching, studies of error, plagiarism, and more
Cultural Rhetorics--African American, Latinex, Asian, Indigenous, Queer, Gender
Visual, Material, and Embodied Rhetorics