Final Presentation Groups
1.) Aleen, Melissa, Chris, Bhavini
2.) Jarrett, Jasmine, Yoonjee, Carlos,
3.) Eduardo, Athena, Hannah, Autumn
4.) Tara, Minji, Sky, Jonathan
5.) Kevin, Maggie, Ariana
6.) Katie, Diana, Andrew
Description and instructions below, in the 'files' section.
Communication Artifact Annotated Bibliography
The next step is to provide an annotated bibliography, in order to help identify three key tenets of your model. The main thing to include in your annotated bibliography are:
- a proper MLA Citation;
- summary paragraph in which you summarize the article’s main claims and the way that author develops them (through which types of evidence, et cetera);
-an evaluative paragraph where you focus on the author’s credentials and qualifications, reliability/quality of the publication, how relevant or outdated the information may be, evidence of potential bias, verifiability of the authors claims, et cetera;
-and finally, a short description of how useful this source is to your research and why.
There are samples on groupfusion, as well as the OWL at Purdue MLA website.
2 paragraphs. Explain Milton Friedman’s argument concerning freedom (and its implicit connection to the idea of the American Dream”), and analyze how he develops it (beyond ethos, pathos and logos, identify and analyze the effect of specific analogies, hypothetical situations, any specific choices he makes as a writer, et cetera.)
In a separate 1-2 paragraph response, evaluate the strengths/weaknesses of his argument. Consider his reasoning, assumptions, credibility, philosophical point of view, et cetera. Draw on a minimum of 1-2 other sources, with direct references (either quotes or very detailed paraphrasing) to clarify and elaborate on the strengths and or weaknesses of Friedman’s argument.
Considering both historical and contemporary factors, what reasons for agreeing or disagreeing with Dewey’s main claims are there?
1-2 well-developed body paragraphs.
1. What exactly is “liberalism”?
2. Explain what factors Dewey sees as influencing liberalism in America, historically.
3. What benefits to society has liberalism given?
4. What defects and assumptions does Dewey see with nineteenth century liberalism?
5. What does Dewey see as the negative effects of these nineteenth century assumptions?
6. How does Dewey seek to correct some of the defects of liberalism that he sees?
a. “…an individual is nothing fixed, given ready-made. It is something achieved…” Explain.
b. “In the second place, liberalism is committed to the idea of historical relativity.” Explain.
1 well developed paragraph:
How do both of these videos (The Moon Landing and Gil Scott-Heron's "Whitey on the Moon") comment on Ronald Takaki's argument concerning the "Master Narrative"?
Whitey on the Moon
Chapter 13-14 questions The Sun Also Rises
1. What is the Fisher King myth?
2. How does Hemingway’s use of this myth/archetype contribute to the overall meaning of the book, so far?
3. Page 143-150. Analyze in detail the symbolism of the scene at the desencajonada.
4. Chapter 14, provide a close passage analysis of Jake’s interior monologue. What is significant in these passages, and how does this inner monologue connect with other anything else we’ve read and analyzed so far?
TSAR Book 1 questions
Chapter 7 discussion questions
1. What does Brett mean when she says to Jake that Count Mippipopulous is “one of us”?
2. Explain the Count’s “value system.” What does he value? Why? Why does Jake notice this?
3. Describe Jake and Brett’s relationship by the end of Book I. What decision do they make? Why? How do they feel about each other?
4. Describe the pacing of Book I. Over how many days does this part of the story take place? How many different locations/settings do we see?
1. Based on what we’ve read about existentialism, what does it mean to live an “authentic life”? How does a person do so?
2. To what extent do the main characters we’ve seen so far (Jake, Brett, Robert Cohn, Count Mippipopulous) live authentic lives? Explain.
Writing Practice 1/23
Explain Albert Camus' interpretation of the Sisyphus myth. What existential ideas does the myth express, and how are these meant to be relevant to our lives?
3rd assessment and final
1st period: Choose two major literary works from this semester, and at least one non-fiction/philosophical work, and analyze the ways both works deal with a significant American theme, idea or issue.
Honors: evaluate these three sources. Which do you think most effectively deals with this theme, idea or issue, and why?
Presentation: Analyze the ways that On the Road comments on a significant American idea, draws on American archetypes, or in some other way either encompasses or comments on a uniquely American experience, through your assigned literary element.
Final: Rhetorical analysis and response. Passage to be chosen.
On the Road Reading schedule
Part III by next Friday
Finish Novel by 11/16
Class id: 8430790
On the Road Concluding Assignment
Revisit On the Road and select four quotes that you think contribute most strongly to the overall meaning of the work. In your analysis, focus on how these quotes contribute to an overall theme or statement. Focus on literary elements, such as character, setting, symbolism, motif, allusion, et cetera, as well as the elements of critical thinking. Keep in mind that your analysis should explain how these quotes contribute to the larger meaning of the book.
Honors: your analysis must focus not only on the novel, but must make connections between outside readings, personal observation and experience, and further research if necessary.
At the end of your fact/idea chart, add 1 well developed body paragraph of reflection. How does On the Road affirm, challenge, or complicate any vision you previously held of America? In other words, to what extent to do you agree/disagree or like/dislike anything Kerouac says or shows about America?
Civil Disobedience Essay
The full text is attached below.
Writing Assesment Prompt
Evaluate Thoreau’s argument for Civil Disobedience. What are significant strengths and weaknesses, or possible consequences, of this argument?
Honors: in your response, also analyze and evaluate Thoreau's rhetorical strategies (his appeals, metaphors, structure, et cetera.)
Due at the beginning of class on Friday. Must also be submitted to turnitin.com before class.
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Emerson Practice Prompt
Explain and evaluate Emerson’s argument; first evaluate the reasoning behind his conclusion, then take a position on the positive and or negative consequences of his argument.
This weekend, draft your intro, thesis and three topic sentences. Notes attached below.
Self-Reliance paragraph close reading and explication
- Explain, in full, the main idea of the paragraph. Identify where in the paragraph Emerson asserts this idea or claim, and then clarify it for us.
- Work through the rest of the paragraph to explain how Emerson supports and develops this claim. What rhetorical strategies and appeals does he use? How are these meant to support his claim? What is the intended effect upon his reader?
- How does this paragraph fit into his larger argument?
- Discuss his idea- what assumptions does he make? What is his purpose? What are the implications and consequences of his philosophy?
Writing Diagnostic. 2-3 paragraphs.
CP: Analyze the rhetorical strategies Jefferson uses to make his argument. What rhetorical appeals and strategies does he use, and why does he use them (i.e., what is his intended effect upon the audience?)
Honors: Also include an evaluation of Jefferson’s argument. What are the implications of his claims and conclusions? Is the argument as universal as he intends it to be?