6-21-2017 Lesson Plan

Studio Time (30-45 min)

Want to make sure I talk to people I haven’t talked with yet (Rob M. and Chris) and check in with others as needed. Be sure to use the rubric I passed out a few classes ago as a guide to help you work through your revisions.


OMETs (15 min)

Anyone who really cares about teaching also really wants to get feedback. I value this stuff, so I want to make sure I get as much as I can. I’ll step outside of the room for about 15 minutes. A volunteer will come grab me when you all are finished.


Flyer work (30-45 min)

Continue work on your flyer for informational purposes. It will be in the Cathedral of Learning somewhere. Someone will read it. Make it for who that person might be.


Print, Distribute (10-15 min)

We will print out your final version of the flyer you made and plan to leave it somewhere. We won’t post it, because that gets us into a gray area for posting rules here. Instead, we will find a flat surface that you think makes sense for your flyer.


Final Words

Writing is context dependent. Where you are, whom you are speaking to, and for what reason—this all can dictate the rhetorical choices you make as a writer and the kinds of interpretations your readers might make. In the context of writing for a public and writing for the public interest, there is always a particular set of concerns to have. Some of these concerns might be consistent across contexts of public writing, but there may be variance for some other concerns Hopefully, the last few weeks have allowed you to take seriously the importance of rhetoric and the reasoning that goes behind the choices you make when doing such work. What is it about this kind of writing—writing for the public—that requires a particular perspective? What is good rhetoric anywhere and what is good rhetoric when writing for the public? These are the questions I hope you ask going forward, in all writing that you find yourself engaged in. And, as you become experts in your fields, I hope you take seriously the kind of good you might do by engaging with the public on issues that concern everyone’s well-being (or the well-being for a vulnerable “some”).