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Fairytale peer review questions

What feedback can you offer your peer review partners on the following questions? Rhetorical Awareness Do they answer all the aspects of the prompt? Does their work fit the definition of a fairytale? Is the fairytale complete? Does the tone feel appropriate to the assignment’s rhetorical situation? Stance and Development Read more…

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Prompts for Paper 2

After much deliberation, I decided on these six prompts. It was tough! My original list was 15 prompts long, but I decided that would be too many options. If you wrote a prompt you were very attached to, but you don’t see in this list, please let me know. We Read more…

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Hamlet discussion

Today we selected discussion questions from Piazza to explore in more depth in small groups. Students picked a question, then began to discuss some preliminary answers to that question. Students then selected a clip from YouTube of a scene in Hamlet that is relevant to answering the question posed. Act Read more…

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Beauty and the Beast keywords

In class, we brainstormed a list of keywords to capture our reading on Beauty and the Beast and our viewing of the 1991 film. I’ve synthesized the results in four keywords below: Impressions: This keyword captures the theme of exterior vs. interior that we see throughout. The townsfolk are impressed with Read more…

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Paper 1 Peer Review

Peer Review Guidelines for Paper 1  Instructions:  1. Read the paper in full one time without stopping to ask for clarification. Respond as a reader in the author’s target audience (not as if you were going to grade it). This means that you might:  Note where you had to reread Read more…

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Renaissances

Visualizing Self-Fashioning

We discussed the introduction to Stephen Greenblatt’s Renaissance Self-Fashioning yesterday. Then, each section formed groups of 4-6 students and drew out a variety of ways to visualize the self-fashioning process, as described by Greenblatt. Here are the results of our experiment – note the heavy featuring of aliens and authority (represented in Read more…

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Defending Society

Reflections on the Class

Over the last semester we have read a variety of sources, from Sidney’s Defense of Poesy to Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. They all respond in some way to the course theme of “Defending Society.” We began our class by asking the question  “defending society from what?” The implicit answer for Philip Sidney’s Defense Read more…

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Defending Society

Keyword Generation: Fahrenheit 451

Last session, we focused on a Fahrenheit 451 passage in which Montag and Faber discuss why people struggle with unhappiness in their seemingly post-scarcity economy. We decided that the following keywords best characterize the themes of the passage as they relate to the work as a whole: Cycle. Faber contrasts the fake Read more…

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Defending Society

Peer Review Guidelines, Short Paper 2

Read your partners’ papers and answer the following questions. What is the argument? What feedback can you offer regarding the clarity and persuasiveness of the argument? What evidence do they use to support the argument? What feedback can you offer in terms of organization? Does the paper have a conclusion, an Read more…

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