FOR FINALS WEEK
Here is your final. Please upload it to Moodle when it is complete. Be sure to save it as yourlastname_final.doc. PLEASE NO PAGES documents: I do not have a way to open them.

Thanks for a fun semester. Have a wonderful holiday break! Please stop by to say hi any time.


FOR THE REST OF THE SEMESTER!
THURSDAY DEC. 2 - Work on Visual Argument
TUESDAY DEC 7. - Viewing day, editing, exam prep, portfolio prep
THURSDAY DEC. 9 - Presentations. Pass out Take Home Exam
THURSDAY DEC. 16 - Take Home Exam due in Moodle by midnight


FOR TUESDAY, NOV. 30
New unit. Keep revising. Portfolios now due Tuesday, Dec. 7.

FOR TUESDAY, NOV. 23
This will be the last day I will take drafts of any of your papers. Your Portfolio is due Dec. 2. Bring anything you would like edited to class for one last editing workshop.

FOR THURSDAY, NOV. 11
Please read "On Photograhy" by Susan Sontag. Do a parallel writing of this, and a RA of either this or the Berger piece.

FOR TUESDAY, NOV. 9
Please revise your autoethnography and bring both the revision and the first version for me. Also begin thinking about what you would like to do with your next paper. Please keep the 25 pages you need for your portfolio in mind. (Excessive photos will NOT add to your page length--I will subtract the pages with photos). Also keep in mind that anything that goes into your portfolio must go through at least two revisions; three are recommended. I grade very rigorously on these final papers and expect stellar work--especially in the STYLE, which is 50% of your grade.

FOR THURSDAY, NOV. 4
Please read "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger. The article is on the "Handouts" page. Do vocabulary on it, but also do a very thorough Reading Response, paying close attention to this piece as it is the focus of the next Unit. Be sure to choose some quotes to discuss and/or ask about.

FOR TUESDAY, NOV. 2
Rough draft of segmented essay due. Please bring three hard copies.

FOR THURSDAY, OCT. 28
Rhetorical analysis of "Beauty" or "Marvin Gardens" is due.
Here is a student sample of the autoethnography paper in case you need a more clear idea of what I'm looking for.

FOR TUESDAY, OCT. 26
Nothing. Relax and take a break. You're welcome.
BTW: your schedule says your RA is due the 28th and your first draft on the 30th--which is a Saturday. Obviously that's wrong. Your RA is due Thursday, Oct. 28. Your first draft of Paper 3 (segmented essay) is due Tuesday, Nov. 2

FOR TUESDAY, OCT. 19
Please read "Search for Marvin Gardens" (on handouts page). Skim it briefly (unless you really are enjoying it, then just read). Pay attention to segmenting. Do a vocab and Parallel writing. Print the article and bring it to class.

FOR THURSDAY, OCT. 14
Please read "Beauty" (on readings page) and do a parallel writing, vocabulary, and reading response. (If you already started Marvin Gardens that's ok--it's next). All I'm looking for in a response is your reaction/response to the sections and how they work and what is going on with them. Think of this piece as a sample of one way to segment: how does this inform your future essay?

FOR TUESDAY, OCT. 12
Autoethnography analysis due--rough draft, of course. Be sure to have a hard copy. Please be sure to also turn in a copy of the autoethnography you are analyzing so I don't have to go find it.

FOR THURSDAY, OCT. 7
Please read Plotnik's "Surprise"--read carefully, do a Parallel writing, and print the article and bring it to class. It's short--and you'll like it.

FOR TUESDAY, OCT. 5
Your Rhetorical Analysis of either Pratt, Rich, or Anzaldua is due.

FOR THURSDAY, SEPT. 30
Please read Adrienne Rich's "When We Dead Awaken" (on Readings page). Do a Parellel Writing and write a reading response: all I want from this response is for you to make note of every instance in Rich's text where you believe she is trying to "re-represent" herself or set the record straight, so to speak. Mark in the text where this is the case as well. Your Rhetorical Analysis of Pratt, Anzaldua, or Rich is not due until next week, Oct. 5.

FOR TUESDAY, SEPT. 28
Read Gloria Anzaldua's "How to Tame a Wild Tongue." Do a parallel writing of a section of her text, add to our vocabulary list, and be prepared for a possible quiz. Also due is a proposal for your second paper: know what autoethnographic piece you'll be researching and briefly tell me what else you'll research.

FOR THURSDAY, SEPT. 23
Please read Pratt's "Art of the Contact Zone." Also for this reading do vocabulary (on the vocabulary wiki page) and a reading response--very listy-respond-as-you-go kind of response. Print reading and response and bring to class. If you decide to work on Unit 2 collaboratively, you can use google.docs or on http://www.mixedink.com/ProfessorWendtEnglish201/ContactZoneAnalysi. Enjoy!


FOR TUESDAY, SEPT. 21
Rough draft of 1st essay due!

FOR THURSDAY, SEPT. 16
Please read all the "This I Believe" essays linked on the "Readings" page of the wiki. Choose one of these that you find rhetorically interesting and write a rhetorical analysis on this one article. Use the handout "Writing a Rhetorical Analysis" from the "Handouts" page when writing, being sure to touch on all the parts of an analysis. You do not have to write about the various parts of an analysis in any specific order; just be sure to touch on all of them. And you do not have to spend equal time on each element of analysis; spent time discussing what you feel is most important. Please be sure to indicate somewhere which article you have chosen. Don't make me guess! Print and bring to class.

FOR TUESDAY, SEPT. 14
Please read "Sis Boom Bah Humbug" which is linked to on the "Readings" page of this wiki. Print it out, annotate as you read, especially looking for logos, pathos, and ethos. (If you're unsure what logos, pathos, and ethos are, I have posted a handout for you on the "Handouts" page.). Bring your annotated copy to class.

Also please choose one of the "My Turn" articles linked to on the "Readings" page of the wiki. Read the one you have chosen and do a "Parallel Writing" on 5 to 7 typed lines of the My Turn essay that you choose. (For help with Parallel Writing, please see the "Homework" handout from the "Handouts" page.)

FOR THURSDAY, SEPT. 9
Complete your wiki page. Be prepared to share with the class.