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.
Important Notice: Wednesday, February 27 Meet in the Library Archives--Third Floor (glassed in area to right from stairs)
Readings for Week 7
https://www.awpwriter.org/programs_conferences/overview link for AWP programs
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
PORTFOLIO INFORMATION )in addition to inforamtion on p. 4 of syllabus). You can set up your portfolio however you want as far as the projects go. The point is to showcase the work you have done to date, so set up the CR project in the way that shows you have invested work into it. I’m not as fussy about form as I am for content.
The cover piece should include a narrative on the work you have done specifically for this class, how you have approached the major projects, and what you think you have learned about them. Point to what you have done in your projects as evidence (quote from them, even). As well, the cover letter should address things like attendance, participation, being prepared for class, etc (and what effort you will make for the next half of the semester). Again, this is a chance for you to showcase your work to date, to consider what you might do moving forward, and offer what you have learned that you might use in other classes or areas of your career.
Week 8 --Spring Break
Midterm Portfolios due on return to class (March 18)
Changes to syllabus schedule: I will bring copies of the schedule changes on Monday.
Week 9 March 18 and 20
Monday: Portfolios Due; Read and respond to following
Don't forget to bring in 1 or 2 of your favorite poems. Here is one that I wrote a couple years ago:
Wednesday: We will be moving into technical and professional writing and looking at various genres and options in these fields.
Read and respond to following
Blog on Technical Writing: www.instructionalsolutions.com/blog/what-is-technical-writing
Week 10: March 25 and 27
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
Read an online manual for your phone or other electronic device. Look specifically at the sections that describe your device and the settings. Try following one of the directions to try something you have not done or known about. How usable are the directions?
Readings for Week 11: April 1 and 3
“Laws that Choke Creativity”: http://www.ted.com/talks/larry_lessig_says_the_law_is_strangling_creativity.html
Malik Williams will be visiting class. Check out his website:
US Copyright Law: www.copyright.gov/title17/
BELOW IS THE SYLLABUS WITH THE REVISED SCHEDULE:
Readings for Week 12 April 8 and 10
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
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. BE IN CLASS ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 TO WORK WITH YOUR GROUP!
Wednesday In-class work on project
CAREER AND INTERNSHIP FAIR: THURSDAY APRIL 11 IN TINSLEY CENTER https://my.bridgew.edu/departments/CareerServices/Documents/JFEmployers2019.pdf
Readings for Week 13
Monday--Holiday No Class
Readings for Week 14 April 22 and 24
Wednesday--read and write a response
Readings for Week 15 April 29 and May 1
Monday--Please read and write a response to Lisa King's chapters here. In class we will develop questions to ask; work on group projects
Wednesday May 1-- Meet for Lisa King's Presentation in RCC 201. Please be respectful and on time. Attendance will be taken as this is class for the day. Bring your questions to ask. Following, please write a reflection to put in your portfolio.
Week 16 May 6
Final Portfolios due May 6 in class
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
slides for Rhetorical Powwows here:
Visual, Material, and Embodied Rhetorics