- Topic explorations and library assignment.
- To discuss the Library Assignment
- To discuss more research methods (especially interviewing
and online resources)
- At this point, have your students working on finding articles
expressing different points of view on their own topic areas.
They should have at least three different points of view
for next time. Remember to encourage them to start setting up
interviews right away.
- Reading from PHG on basic claims and appeals for argumentation.
See pp. 420-432 in the PHG.
- Start with an appropriate Daily writing exercise:
Insert your own Daily here.
- Start the class today by discussing the library assignment.
A good way to do this is to have students write a Daily w/ their
questions and frustrations, get a master list of issues to deal
with on the board, and then answer (or better yet, have the class
answer) those concerns.
- Spend the next segment of the class going into more detail
on research methods, especially interviewing and asking questions.
Remember to cover anything you didn't have time for last time.
- 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
- Spend any remaining time for in-class work and mini conferences.