Blog #4

PART 1—Intro Paragraph Peer Review  Visit the Stakes and Introductory Post Choose from the introductory paragraphs— Find one writer’s choice to compliment. Analyze why you think their choice worked. Find one text you want to help make stronger. Please make your suggestion as specific as possible. For example, if the position statement lacks a so … [Read more…]

Stakes and the Introductory Paragraph

There is a distinct difference between “suspense” and “surprise,” and yet many pictures continually confuse the two. I’ll explain what I mean. We are now having a very innocent little chat. Let’s suppose that there is a bomb underneath this table between us. Nothing happens, and then all of a sudden, “Boom!” There is an … [Read more…]

Blog #3

For Blog #3: Type 2 summaries—one of your choice TED talk and the other of Southan. Keep in mind that you are writing what “they” say. Your choice TED talk and Southan do not neatly oppose one another. This is okay. We are going beyond compare and contrast. Your goal will be to find ways to connect these … [Read more…]

Blog #2

Visit the Effective Altruism website: and spend some time looking around. Notice how you react to the website. Think: does this visit influence how you think about Southan’s essay? How? (15 minutes) Reread Southan’s essay. Use a different color pen or pencil to layer your active reading notes, one on the other. Write Blog #2 comparing … [Read more…]

Blog #1

Please choose two places that you noticed in Southan’s text and expand your thoughts using the exploratory writing methods we worked on in class. Please incorporate an image of your annotated text into your blog. You may choose to handwrite or type your exploratory writing. The important thing is that your brainstorming session is legible … [Read more…]

Establish your Blog Assignment

Establish Your Blog Assignment Due: January 30th   Worth: 5 homework points *2 Points-Appearance *2 Points-About Me Page *1 Point – Post link on time Your blog will provide you with the hands-on opportunity to explore multimodal composition. Here, you can integrate image, sound, video, and links into your written text. I will encourage you … [Read more…]