21W.016 | Fall 2016 | Undergraduate
Writing and Rhetoric: Designing Meaning

Calendar

SES # TOPICS KEY DATES
Week 1: Entering the Conversation
1 Introductions as genre; keyterms; structure of the class; analyzing our existing rhetorical knowledge

Self-assessment due

Watch: Commander-in-Chief Forum, NBC News

Week 2: Rhetorical Situations
2–3  Rhetorical situations  
Week 3: Rhetorical Reading
4 What it means to read rhetorically; annotating; paraphrasing  
5

Appeals and stases in action

Designing policy arguments

 
Week 4: Discourse
6 Discourse analysis and design Watch: First Presidential Debate. YouTube.
7

Rhetorical analysis and thesis development

Interpretive sentences

Orienting

 
Week 5: Revision Strategies
8 In-class revision exercises Draft of Essay 1: Speech Analysis due one day before Ses 8
9

Peer review

Revision strategies; style analysis

Watch: Vice Presidential Debate. YouTube.
Week 6: Speeches
10 Speeches Revision of Essay 1: Speech Analysis due two days after Ses 10
Week 7: Argument Structure
11–12 Argument structure Watch: Third Presidential Debate. YouTube.
Week 8: Debate Strategies
13 Debate strategies  
14 Debate strategies cont. and procedures analysis  
Week 9: Arrangement
15 DEBATES!  
16 DEBATES! Draft of Debate Analysis due three days after Ses 16
Week 10: Style
17 Peer review essays  
18

Strategies for developing structure and cohesion

Syntax, diction, meta-discourse

Peer review
Week 11: Visual Rhetoric
19  Visual rhetoric  
20 Analyzing visual rhetoric Revision of Debate Analysis due two days after Ses 20
Week 12: Structure
21 Synthesis, summary, and complex structures  
Week 13: Visual Design
22 Metaphor, symbol, image, and visual design tools  
23 Design thinking  
Week 14: Delivery
24

Slide design

Assertion-evidence structure

Digital rhetoric analysis due

25 Peer review  
Week 15: Last Words
26 Presentations  
27

Presentations

End of semester self-assessment

Revised digital rhetoric analysis due
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Fall 2016
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assignment_turned_in Written Assignments with Examples