Analyze it (What are the principal arguments? What does Thoreau use for evidence?); synthesize it with other texts or ideas in your field— how can you connect it? The final step, the one beyond your typical blog, is to evaluate Walden in the terms I’ve listed above. To what extent might Walden be valuable for […]
Rhetorical Analysis: Deconstructing an Argument Rhetoric is the study of how writers and speakers use words to influence an audience. A rhetorical analysis is an essay that breaks-down a work of non-fiction into parts and then explains how the parts work together to create a certain effect—whether to persuade,entertain or inform. A rhetorical analysis should […]
In this assignment, you’ll be combining some of the elements of writing we’ve been working on in the blogs—summary, analysis, and synthesis—with evaluating Walden for a particular audience in the 2020s. The goal is to both explain and evaluate the potential value of Walden for people working in the field that you are preparing for […]
1. How would you use sessional tuning in? What would you say? 2. How would you use sessional contracting? What would you say? 3. Beth begins talking about how she was part of the EMT group that responded to the shooting and then falls silent. 4. A few minutes later, Mary tearfully describes how she […]
In “masters of desire” Solomon attempts to show us how advertisers appeal to both our fantasies and our fears in order to entice us to buy all sorts of consumer goods. Pick a brand that has held a prominent place in American culture since at least the 1950s. Analyze individual advertisements or ad campaigns from […]
Consider Robert’s actions at the end of the novel. Has he gone insane when he frees the horses and kills Captain Leather and Private Cassles, or is he simply doing what he feels is just and rational in the face of an insane situation? In other words, can Robert Ross be credibly considered a hero?
General directions: As the title of this course (Research and Composition for Change) indicates, you are in this class doing research and writing for the purpose of change, whether it’s social change or personal change, and of course, it is change for the better. It cannot be a better time to be doing this considering […]
1. As a candidate, what did you think you did well? (e.g. Did you present yourself well, and if so how? Did you use STARS? Were your responses detailed, appropriate, specific, clear, delivered with appropriate language and tone? Did you use a strong example/story?) 2. As a candidate, what things do you think you could […]
How did the poll or article misrepresent the facts? How might you rewrite the title of the article more accurately? What was the author trying to get you to think? Why? What could be the ramifications of believing false information? Find and describe an article that refutes this information, if possible. Have you ever been […]
What does it mean to live a good life? Think about “a life well lived,” life lessons, the purpose of life, etc. Analyze each and compare the two passages that regards to the meaning of living a good life.