Sandy Fimbres - Rhetoric and Writing

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Sandy Fimbres - Rhetoric and Writing

  1. 1. Vietnam: A Contact zone <ul><li> </li></ul>No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now. Richard M. Nixon  
  2. 2. America: A Multicultural Land CONTEXT
  3. 3. Using the Power of Rhetoric to Negotiate Differences
  4. 4. which helps give a Voice to the Voiceless Language is Power
  5. 5. ..and helps us to better understand… interpret… explain… the many texts that surround us… influence us…and make us act…
  6. 6. Learning How to Think More Critically includes… <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Reflecting </li></ul><ul><li>Rereading </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Revising </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewriting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>editing </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The Vietnam Conflict <ul><li>A Conflict of Ideologies </li></ul>often results in War
  8. 8. … To better understand and resolve conflict, opposing groups must negotiate not only their political and social differences, …that each applies to the other. but also the very concepts of difference or otherness
  9. 9. To understand these differences and, thus, better understand ourselves… our culture, And like any skill… writing takes PRACTICE we need to learn how to read more critically…
  10. 10. Being a stronger writer…and thus a stronger thinker… allows us to not only become better students, but also… …more responsible, active, and accountable citizens …and a challenging career …who may have a family …perhaps someone’s role model or a leader…
  11. 11. what you write… what you know… …is a refection of who you are… …together we will work together to become stronger, more confident writers…
  12. 12. Course Objectives
  13. 13. Breakdown of Overall Grade Four Major Essays @ 15% each. Participation includes random quizzes and in-class group and individual writing. Homework includes out of class written and computer work.

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