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Digital Writing and Rhetoric, January 15, 2013
Digital Writing and Rhetoric, January 15, 2013
Digital Writing and Rhetoric, January 15, 2013
Digital Writing and Rhetoric, January 15, 2013
Digital Writing and Rhetoric, January 15, 2013
Digital Writing and Rhetoric, January 15, 2013
Digital Writing and Rhetoric, January 15, 2013
Digital Writing and Rhetoric, January 15, 2013
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  • 1. TODAY1. Icebreaker: introducing ourselves.2. Overview of the syllabus3. So what are we going to be doing?4. Did someone say Tumblr?5. Rhetoric: defined.6. Homework
  • 2. IcebreakerTo start today, I want you to complete what islikely to be a familiar sort of icebreaker activity.You will pair up with someone you don’t alreadyknow, and over the course of a few minutes youwill interview that person.The info you need to get is on the next slide.
  • 3. Find out…1) The person’s name (obviously)2) What he/she goes by (if it’s different)3) His/her major and progress in the program.4) Why he/she decided to take Digital Writing and Rhetoric5) One piece of information that will help all of us to remember him/her.
  • 4. Now, then……let’s talk more specifically about what we will bedoing as a class.At this point, please either focus on the screen oropen the website athttp://www.phillalexander.com/224That course website, btw, will serve as our activityhub and your syllabus.
  • 5. And now, TumblrI will show you how to start a Tumblr blog, so followalong if you’re not familiar with the site.Please go to http://www.tumblr.comOnce you create your site, please email the URL tome at alexanp3@miamioh.edu
  • 6. Your first Tumblr PostWe’re going to talk just a bit, then in pairs, I wantyou to work on a definition of rhetoric.According to Aristotle, rhetoric is “"the faculty ofdiscovering in any particular case all of the availablemeans of persuasion.”More definitions here.
  • 7. For Next TimeFor Thursday:Read: The Wikipedia entry on Rhetoric (yay!Wikipedia!), Chapter one of Everything’s anArgument (on Niihka), Booth “How Many Rhetorics”(on Niihka as well) and Selzer, “Rhetorical Analysis”(this, too, is on Niihka)Begin: “About Me” Tumblr post.

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