INSTRUCTOR Owen M. Williamson, MA
In case of absence, or if class is ever cancelled due to circumstances beyond Instructor control, students are still expected to complete and submit all assignments shown on this Calendar page if possible.
Week 11--Nov. 2-6, 2015
Monday, Nov. 2
1. Read Kennedy (click for link), 115-117 and 213-217.
2. Read Borders chapter 10: Campus Resources. (pps 210-215).3. Review Online Library tutorials at: http://libguides.utep.edu/research .
Wednesday, Nov. 4
2. Optional: Read "The Hidden Tricks of Powerful Persuasion," by David Robson.
3. Optional: Read "Exercise during teen years linked to lowered risk of cancer death later."
Friday, Nov. 6
1. Work on Final Report.
2. Weekly Argument Assignment #10: Name-dropping (borrowing the ethos of someone famous). Read Kennedy (click for link), 115-117 and 213-217 and http://rhetoric.byu.edu/Pedagogy/Progymnasmata/Impersonation.htm. Then, find on line an actual statement or quote by someone famous (living or dead) that strongly supports your standpoint. Give the URL address of the source. Finally, in two paragraphs, explain, arguing primarily from ethos, why your reader should follow what this famous person said or wrote about the subject you are arguing. (Or, alternatively, you may also find an opposing statement by someone with a really negative ethos, and then argue that your reader should not follow what this hated or despised person said or wrote.) Submit this via the Dropbox.
UPDATED Lesson Plans
Each half of the Writing Group will write their own persuasive arguments with warrants and evidence strongly supporting their own side of the issue. At this initial stage no antithesis or refutation is needed. A draft of this part of the Final Report is due Monday, Nov. 2 at the beginning of class.
\ In class exercise: Briefly respond to "Working Alone:" How does this apply to you, personally? Are you a member of a "rich club?"
Peer leader "great" presentation on how to do Public Speaking, based on Gosling and Noordam's "Giving a Great Presentation."
Discuss Weekly Exercise Assignment #10:
Weekly Argument Assignment: Read Kennedy (click for link), 115-117 and 213-217 and http://rhetoric.byu.edu/Pedagogy/Progymnasmata/Impersonation.htm. Then, find a brief statement from someone famous (living or dead), with something that strongly supports your standpoint. Finally, in two paragraphs, explain, arguing primarily from ethos, why your reader should follow what this famous person said or wrote.
Read Kennedy (click for link), 115-117 and 213-217.
Resource on Vituperation: Attack Ads on first day of campaign. FSPA website.
Tentative: Practice 6-part Ciceronian argument exercise:
In cases of grave social injustice, should you, personally, be ready to follow the example of Thelma White? (Yes or no.)
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