+ Journal Prompt After reading three articles from your field, what would you identify as your research topic? What are your articles discussing? What points do they bring up? What are you interested in finding out? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5XiQ1NvHaU
+ Annotated Bib: Why should I write one? To learn about your topic Learn “what’s been said” Develop your own point of view Tosee what the issues are, what people are arguing about
+ Format: Annotations Followthe steps for writing the first paragraph of a rhetorical precis for each of your articles: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleybaccam/how-to- be-snooki
+ Don’t forget Snooki! Snooki Polizzi, reality television star, in her 2011 video, “How to be Snooki” asserts that becoming Snooki requires a tan, pink lipstick, a poof, and animal prints. Snooki supports this assertion by transforming a young girl into a Snooki by doing her makeup and hair, and giving her an animal print scarf. Her purpose was to show that becoming a Snooki requires a hair and makeup transformation in order to have the perfect Snooki look. Her intended audience is young girls who look up to Snooki, and she targets this audience by using a young girl in her example. In your groups, write a rhetorical precis for Devitt’s, “Generalizing about Genre.”
+ Writing a precis Now write a rhetorical precis for each of your articles related to your topic: Name of author, [optional: a phrase describing author], genre and title of work, date; a rhetorically accurate verb (such as "assert," "argue," "suggest," "imply," "claim," etc.); and a THAT clause containing the major assertion (thesis statement) of the text. An explanation of how the author develops and/or supports the thesis, usually in chronological order. A statement of the authors apparent purpose, followed by an "in order to" phrase. A description of the intended audience and/or the relationship the author establishes with the audience.
+ Evaluating claims In a second paragraph for each source, explain how that source ties into your topic: You should make clear how this source is relevant to your own research, if that link is not easily obvious to me. For example, “This article is of relevance to my research project in its definitions of motivation and incentives and in its findings about specific incentive programs.” You should evaluate the claims and credibility of the author as necessary. For example, if the author seems to be biased or if you think her interpretation of her data is flawed, you can comment on that in your annotation. Try to include at least one quote from each source in your discussion.
+ Keep working We will be working on your annotations in class tomorrow. You will need to have a draft ready for peer review on Thursday. Please come see me during office hours if you are having trouble with your sources.