There is an index on the left that will guide you to the answer to almost any question you have.
In addition, many of the texts you are using come from larger collections, or books. Here are links to the Amazon page for each full book, which will contain all the information you will need for your Works Cited page.
This is just a reminder to read the essay on page 144 of your reader. It was written by a Baruch student! It is a research paper, so contains outside sources, but it also contains a good deal of excellent analysis. Be prepared to discuss what this essay is doing successfully in class on Wednesday.
This is just a reminder to read “What’s the Point” on page 126 in your reader for Monday. No need to post here, but make sure you come to class with a clear idea of what text you’d like to write about, perhaps some questions you’d like to explore, and a sense of what kind of claim you might make.
Read “Tools for Analyzing Texts,” then flip back to pages 118-119, where you will find a photograph of a Black Lives Matter protest in Louisiana. Review the questions beneath, and in the comments section below, please post a written response to questions #4, 7 and 8. We will discuss the other questions, and any of your questions, in class.
You’ve read about logos, pathos and ethos in “What is Rhetoric,” as well as rhetorical conventions. Now, look around you. Find an example from the world around you (or the world within your screen)–an advertisement, a photo, a product label–that exemplifies one of Aristotle’s “Big Three.” Post an image or link in the comments section, and then 1) state what concept this piece of media is appealing to, and 2) name at least one rhetorical convention that this piece of media is using, and explain why.
After you read the Introduction and “On Writing as Style and Entering a Conversation” in the Composing as a Process section of your reader, please reflect upon and share something about your own process.
For instance, have you worked with multiple drafts before? Have you considered your audience before? Do you panic when you have a paper and blow off a quick draft the night before, hoping for the best? There’s no right or wrong answer here. This is just an exercise to help you reflect on your habits of mind.
Below is a link to two short excerpts from Chimamanda Adichie’s novel Americanah.
The novel follows a Nigerian woman named Ifemelu who moves to the United States for graduate school, then returns to Nigeria. The first excerpt is a first-person blog entry in Ifemelu’s voice (not Adichie’s!) about race in America. The second excerpt, “Chapter 48,” is a third-person narrative describing Ifemelu’s experience at a party after she has returned to Nigeria.