Week 11: Monday, November 3rd - Friday, November 7th

Week 14:  Overview


Weekly Notes and Advice

Our goal this week is solidify the use of visual rhetoric, to have students choose the publication they will target for their public audience argument, and to start the revision process.  Hang in there as the semester draws to a close!


Please remember to provide lesson and course connections each class day and to introduce and conclude your lessons along with providing transitions between activities.

Connection to Course Goals

This argument draws on all the skills we have worked on this semester and reinforces the course goal that writing is a series of choices.  Like Portfolio 1's letter to the editor, students will take their academic arguments and revise them to meet the expectations/limitations of a different context/writing situation:  an audience of a publication of their choice.


Goals for this Week

  • Continue to discuss the use of visual rhetoric and to explore examples of its use.
  • Introduce the Publication Analysis and Context Comparison.  Facilitate the completion of both of these.

Activity Ideas:  Publication Analysis

Activity Ideas:  Context Comparison

  • Engage students in reading and collecting editorials and op-ed pieces from the NYT as well as graphics, photos, and other visual forms of story and argumentation.


Required Readings and Assignments

Assign the following to students this week:

  • Complete the Publication Analysis using the publication you are targeting.
  • Complete the Context Comparison for your academic and public audience arguments.
  • Begin revising your academic audience argument and start to incorporate visual rhetoric to meet your audience's expectations.