Feb. 18 Daily Agenda

  Class canceled. In lieu of meeting today: Please post your comment and question to today’s readings as usual. Sometime before our next class, please respond to one of your classmate’s posts for today’s readings. You may respond to either the comment or the question. Don’t forget that you can reply directly to someone by […]

Feb. 16 Daily Agenda

General questions. Announcements Peer-review draft of the Rhetorical Investigation Project is due Feb. 22, 10:00 PM. (Upload to your peer-review group in Blackboard.) Updating course schedule and revising “What We Know” project presentation dates. Finish creating teams for the “What We Know” Project. Copia Activity. (Copia Activity Handout) Class discussion on today’s readings.

Feb. 11 Daily Agenda

General questions. Announcements By now you should have a good idea of what your topic will be for the Rhetorical Investigation Project. If you need help developing a topic, I can help you figure out a topic of interest for you. Create teams for the “What We Know” Project. Aristotle Activity. Medieval Rhetoric Mini-lecture. Enthymeme […]

Introduction to the Enthymeme

This lecture supplements and extends this week’s reading on the enthymeme that is available in Blackboard.1)1. Gage, John T. “The Enthymeme” from The Shape of Reason: Argumentative Writing in College. 4th ed. New York: Pearson/Longman, 2006. 82-85. This lecture draws heavily from Gage’s The Shape of Reason and from Sharon Crowley and Debra Hawhee’s Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary […]

Feb. 9 Daily Agenda

General questions. Announcements By now you should have a good idea of what your topic will be for the Rhetorical Investigation Project. If you need help developing a topic, I can help you figure out a topic of interest for you. Create teams for the “What We Know” Project. Rhetoric Mini-lecture. Enthymeme handout. Class discussion […]

Feb. 4 Daily Agenda

General questions. Preview the “What We Know” Team Project. Likely work in small groups with each person working with just one team. Review the assignment for next class (Feb. 9). We’ll set aside some time to establish teams. Rhetorical Reading vs. Reading Rhetorically Group work:  Break into groups and discuss the Crowley and Hawhee reading. Class […]

Feb. 2 Daily Agenda

General questions. Questions about the Rhetorical Investigation assignment. Group work: Finish work from Jan. 28 (readings: Coulmas, Emig, Ong, or Lundsford). Post findings to the Jan. 28 Slack channel. Group work:  Break into groups based upon the three readings (Kennedy, Fleming, Hauser), and identify key issues from your groups’ reading.Think about the reading as situated from within the […]