- Reading from PHG on claims and appeals.
- To discuss claims and appeals in written argument to prepare
students to make their own claims about their own topics.
- To introduce the rhetorical prospectus
- Students should have a minimum of three articles expressing
different viewpoints on their topics for next time. You can also
assign them to begin evaluating their sources the same way they
evaluated the in-class articles.
- Start with an appropriate Daily writing exercise:
Insert your own Daily here.
- For the first part of this class, design an activity or discussion
geared toward helping your students understand the different standard
claims and appeals for written argument. Remember to make the
connection to their own writing: they're going to be making their
own claims soon, so this should help give them ideas about the
kinds of claims they can make and the different ways they might
appeal to their audiences.
- Introduce the Rhetorical Prospectus today. Be sure to emphasize
how it can practically design an argument by itself by anticipating
what you'll need to argue to your audience given their reactions
to your claim. A quick sample of this process on the board can
go a long way. Also, be sure to highlight the fact they your
students will analyze the langauge in their sources to do their