Monday, December 2, 2013

Day 25

1. Attendance
2. Announcements:
  • I got everyone's rhetorical analyses
  •  Some people did not turn in their outlines on dropbox. 
3. Workshop time!!!
  • Warm up
    • Switch desks and give feedback on the person's outline
  • Powerpoint
    • Get into groups of 4 and give feedback on each other's powerpoints.
    • Keep in mind these criteria:
      • Are slide titles easy to comprehend?
      • Is the amount of text appropriate?
      • Are graphics and font clear?
      • Is the design appealing?
      • Is it easy to understand?
  • Presentation
    • In new groups of 4 give feedback on each other's presentations
    • Keep in mind the follow criteria:
      • Can you hear the speaker?
      • Is there good eye contact?
      • Are there little to few "ums," "oohs," or other filler words?
      • Does the speaker have good posture and does not move needlessly.
If you haven't picked when you want to present, please choose here.
Read the rubric here and practice your presentations!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Day 24

1. Attendance
2. Warm up: First, let's watch these youtube videos.
What are some ways these speeches could have been better? Share your answers in google docs, here

3. Now, let's look at this powerpoint.

4. Let's look at this powerpoint, what do you think is wrong with it? 

Look at this powerpoint for guidelines.

Turn in your paper on Compass2g, Sunday, December 1st is the deadline.
Outline of presentation should be in dropbox by Friday. Use this outline as your guide. I highly, highly suggest to start making your powerpoint or prezi presentation during thanksgiving as well. We will discuss it in class. Here is a rubric to help you out. 

Next Class: Outline/Speaking workshop 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Day 23

1. Attendance
2. Announcements
  • Due Date for Final draft is December 1st. NO later.
  • Grades will only be discussed in Office Hours or by appointment.
3. Introduction to Oral Presentations
  • Worth 15% of your final grade
  • Why? In the US, you have to do presentations ALL the time. 
  • Write about your public speaking experiences here. Anonymous of course. :D
  • Next- Compare these two rhetorical analyses. One is of a commercial and one is of an article. Find two differences and two similarities. 
  • Now look at this Prezi. What does it do well? What does it do wrong? (there are no right or wrong answers here)
  • Using this outline as a guide, unscramble the steps of Oral Presentation with the handout I will give you.
4. Visual Aids- Content
First, let's compare this two youtube videos. First one and then the second one. Use a handout I will give you to analyze. 
Now, let's watch this powerpoint. Use another handout to fill out the answers.

Final draft of Rhetorical Analysis is due December 1st on Compass. 
Writer's Help Exercise- Passive vs. Active Voice
Pick a commercial you want to do. Please put your selection in this google.doc.
Advice for picking a commercial:
    • Should be in English.
    • 30 seconds to 1 minute and 30 seconds long.
    • Video quality should be good.
    • Should have enough for you to analyze. 
    • Everyone must do a different commercial.

Next Class: Oral Delivery, Visual Aids- Content & Design

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Day 22

1. Attendance
2. General Issues for Rhetorical Analysis Paper
  • Subject/verb agreement
  • Page Number and Title
  • Use last name when referring to a writer
3. How to write more details...The E in PIE.

4. APA

Further reference: ESL APA Guidebook

5. Paraphrasing
  • Let's look at this Prezi.
6. Once more, Peer-Review

A second draft of your Rhetorical Analysis is due next Monday. 11/18/2013. Please turn it into our dropbox. Your second draft will be due before Thanksgiving Break on Sunday, November 24th.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Day 21

1. Attendance
2. While I take attendance and we get ready for peer-review, fill out this form.  Help me help you!
3. Peer-Reviewing
4. Library Visit

Next Class: No class, conferences. We will have class on Wednesday.
Print and fill out this form before our conferences next week. Next class is cancelled for conferences. Have you picked a time? Click here to do so.
Your first draft is due THIS Friday at 9AM.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Day 20

1. Attendance
2. What is a peer-review?

  • Get into groups. Use the internet to find out a definition. Share what you think on Primary Wall. 
  • Next let's look at this powerpoint together
  • Watch this youtube video. What is working in this video?
  • Get back in your groups. Write two things that could be good and two things that could be bad with peer-reviewing. 
  • Read this comment list. Discuss what is good and bad about these comments.
  • Now, evaluate this paragraph.  You can use the comment tool on Microsoft Word
3. Article Mini-lesson
  • Watch this powerpoint and fill out the sheet as we work together. 
Homework: Work on your draft to show your classmates. Fill out this template to help you get a good peer-review.

Next Class: Peer Perception Workshop and Library Visit.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Day 19

1.  Attendance
2.  Review from last class:
  • Let's take a fun quiz (not for a grade).
  • Next, write what a Rhetorical Analysis essay is about on Primary Wall. 
3. Writing Introductions and Conclusions in Rhetorical Analysis

  • Let's start on this powerpoint 
  • First, let's work on introductions.
  • Now thesis statements.
  • What thesis statement did you write from last class? Switch with a partner and critique. A good thesis statement should be:
    • Debatable
    • Not too wide, not too narrow
    • Analyzing the essay, not your opinion on the topic. 
    • Be polite! :)
  • Let's look at some conclusions.
Write an introduction for your analysis essay. Be sure to include the thesis statement we critiqued in class today.