Please know that even over the weekend I’ll be checking my email periodically, so if you have questions over the weekend as you are finishing things up, please feel free to email me. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Our current focus is on the research process. The research paper process is designed in a step-by-step fashion, meaning that you will get the best results (and the highest grade!) if you complete the steps in order. If for some reason you get behind, you need to backtrack to where you left off in the process and start from there – do NOT skip any steps! If you skip any steps, your research paper (and your grade! ☹) are likely to suffer.
Please note that the daily assignments are separated into a Research section and a Vocabulary section. I also add additional notes to the end of the day’s assignments. Be sure to read and complete all sections! All assignments are due by 11:59 PM to Turnitin.com. If you are having difficulty meeting this deadline, you need to discuss your situation with me individually and I will help you come up with a solution.
Here’s what you need to do to complete the Day 5 Research assignment:
- Log in to Turnitin.com and click the gray Discussion tab at the top of the page.
- Go through and take a look at ALL of the Group # PRESENTATION discussion boards. Each board will provide various Rhetorical slanter information and the examples that the group found in the two videos.
- After you’ve reviewed the presentations, go to the discussion board titled “Eye Openers” and answer the following questions: What element(s) of the video assignment did you find the most eye-opening or surprising? What lesson did you take away from this activity? (That is, what did you learn?)
- Go to the Google drive à Springboard folder à Unit 4 Videos & Handouts and locate the two articles: “Trump plan to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital triggers warnings - NBC News” AND “Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, forge ahead with moving US Embassy _ Fox News” (Both are present as a docx or pdf – pick whichever format works best for you.)
- Read the two articles. Note that ALL reputable media outlets are sworn to present only verifiable facts (they can’t say things that are untrue). If they are caught publishing untrue information, they will lose credibility and advertising dollars (NONE of them wants to lose $$$!!). As a result, we can only assume that both articles present as facts only information that can be verified as true. How, then, are they so different?
- Respond to the “Two Article, Same Topic” discussion board by answering the following prompt about the articles: What similarities and differences did you notice between the two articles? Give examples of the rhetorical slanters and emotional words (diction) that you noticed. What effect were they designed to have on the audience? Do the articles share the same purpose? How do they present such a vastly different perspective on the same event?
Check your answers to Unit 10 Syn/Ant (In the Vocabulary folder on the Google drive), and work on Vocab 10 CTS.
Contact: My normal online “office hours” will be from 10:30 until noon, Monday thru Friday. If you have a question or concern, you may either email me or tune into the live office hours on ZOOM. I posted information Monday on how to access the live session. Scroll down to read that information. I also posted the ZOOM access ID code to the “On the Web” page of our class web site so you don’t have to scroll down every day to get the access code. If you email me outside of office hours, I WILL respond, but there might be a delay in the response since I do occasionally have to get out of this desk chair! 😊
Email: I have been corresponding with many of you via email, and I would like to make a request. When you email me, please sign your email (or at least make sure your first AND last name are both in your email address). I have received several unsigned emails that I wasn’t really sure who the sender was (Email doesn’t work like a text message – you need to tell me who you are rather than assuming I will know.). Who knows? I might have been answering questions for students who aren’t even mine! (I hope their teacher doesn’t mind! :-D).
Assignments: I will post the day’s assignments by 9:30 every morning.
Have a great day! Stay safe and healthy!