• 1. In The Language of Composition, read p. 1-21 for Thursday, 1/9. Quiz on Ethos, Logos, and Pathos.

    2. In The Language of Composition, read p. 81-94 for Tuesday, 1/14. Quiz on claims of Policy, Fact, and Value.

    3. In The Language of Composition, read p. 94-125 for Thursday, 1/16. Quiz on Induction, Deduction, and the elements of classical arrangement.

    4. In The Language of Composition, read MLK's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," p. 280-295 for Tuesday, 1/21. Quiz

    5. In The Language of Composition, read p. 125-143 for Thursday, 1/23. Quiz on the six elements of the Toulmin Model.

    6. In The Language of Composition, read p. 404-410, and answer EITHER #2, p. 410 or #2, p. 411. Due Tuesday, 1/28. Submit answer to turnitin.

    7. Finish the Partner Political Cartoon assignment for Thursday, 1/30. Here are the directions: Partner Political Cartoon Assignment.

    8. Write a new entry in your Moleskine. Head and date it. Bring your Moleskine to class for sharing on Monday, 2/3.

    9. For Thursday, 2/6, in The Writer's Presence, read "The Trouble with Self-Esteem," p. 621-628, and "The Singer Solution to World Poverty," p. 615-621. Quiz.

    10 For Tuesday, 2/11, read Adam Gopnik's "Shootings" and Leslie Marmon Silko's "In the Combat Zone." Quiz. Shootings  Combat Zone

    11. For the quiz on Thursday, 2/13, know the definitions of the following fallacies and be able to point out basic examples of them:

    • Hasty Generalization
    • Faulty use of authority
    • Post Hoc or Doubtful Cause
    • False Analogy
    • Ad Hominem
    • False Dilemma
    • Slippery Slope
    • Begging the Question
    • Straw Man
    • Two Wrongs Make a Right
    • Non Sequitur
    • Ad Populum/Bandwagon
    • Appeal to Tradition
    • Red Herring

    Here is the Fallacy PowerPoint: Fallacies and Examples

    12. Read the two following articles to gain background on the Universal Basic Income debate. Quiz on Thursday, 2/27.

    The City That’s Giving People Money Randomly

    WHO REALLY STANDS TO WIN FROM UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME?

    13. No homework for Monday, 3/2. 

    14. For Tuesday, 3/3, read the following two articles on geoengineering. We will have a quiz.

    What Is Geoengineering and Why Should You Care?

    Why Solar Geoengineering May Be Our Only Hope To Reverse Global Warming

    15. Course work for 3/13 - 3/30

    MOLESKINES: 

    1. Complete a minimum of 5 pages of Moleskine entries toward your 15 page semester requirement, dated and headed. Bring your Moleskines to class on Monday, March 30. I will check the entries at the beginning of the period. See the attached Spring Moleskine Assignment for requirements. Anyone who completes all 15 pages and turns in their Moleskine on March 30, will receive a 5 point bonus on their spring Moleskine grade, for example a 95 (A) will become a 100 (A+).

     Moleskine Assignment

    POSITION PAPER:

    1. Write the First Draft of your Oxford Debate Position Paper, due at the beginning of the period on March 30. This is a 4 to 6 page paper that follows MLA guidelines for citations and works cited. You will find links to MLA guidelines on my website. First Drafts that are not at least 4 pages long and that do not follow MLA guidelines will not be accepted. I have eliminated the research team and debate performance from the original assignment. You will only write the position paper. On March 30 we will peer edit the first drafts. Revised Drafts will be due March 31, and the Final Draft is due April 2. Your mission over the two weeks is to research, read, and study the debate subject in depth, and to write a position paper that demonstrates exactly where you stand on the debate motion and why. You may use your Moleskine to develop positions on the motion and to respond to articles on the motion. Your paper should be knowledgeable and persuasive.

    Position Paper

     

    16. In The Language of Composition, read p. 1005-1014 and answer

    "Questions for Discussion,"

    Either #1 or #2, p. 1014

    and

    "Questions on Rhetoric and Style,"

    Either #5 or  #8, p. 1015

    Submit your answers to turnitin.com by 9:00 A.M. on Monday, 4/20. Be sure to expand on your ideas, to support your ideas with evidence from the text, and to provide commentary on what your evidence reveals and emphasizes.

    Here is a pdf of the pages if you do not have your book: On Seeing England

     

    17. "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" Reading and Written Response: In The Language of Composition, read p. 1016-1032, and  answer

    "Questions for Discussion,"

    Either #5 or #9

    and

    "Questions on Rhetoric and Style,"

    Either #1 or #5

    Submit your answers to turnitin.com by 9:00 A.M. on Monday, 4/27. Be sure to expand on your ideas, to support your ideas with evidence from the text, and to provide commentary on what your evidence reveals and emphasizes. Here is a copy of the pages if you don't have your book and a podcast link if you want to listen while reading:

    Civil Disobedience

    Civil Disobedience Podcast

    18. Rhetorical Analysis Assignment due May 4 at 9:00 A.M. Submit work to turnitin.com
    In The Language of Composition, read p. 1035-1047 and answer
    #5, p. 1036; #3, p. 1040; and #6, p. 1048.

    19. See google classroom for this week's homework, due 9:00 A.M., May 11. Submit to turnitin. 

     

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