DeVry ENGL147 Week 3 Discussion 1 & 2
Presenting Ideas (graded) Persuasive presenters have several traits in common . Browse through TED talks http://www . ted . com/talks or American Rhetoric Website at http://www . americanrhetoric . com/ to Fnd notable speakers who demonstrate strong communication traits . Compare and contrast the ways these speakers meaningfully communicate ideas to their audiences . Include the URL link of the speaker you choose to write about . In a short paragraph, respond to a classmate’s post, indicating whether you agree or disagree with his or her choice, and why . dq 2
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Preparing the Research Proposal (graded) How important is it to be personally invested in an idea? Can you sell an idea that you have no stake in? Why or why not? Using one of the resources from the Course Readings, provide an example of an author who is communicating in a way that tells a reader that the author is credible and is a trustworthy source . DeVry ENGL147 Week 4 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2016 November dq 1 Annotated Bibliography Entries (graded) In your textbook (pp . 325–326), you’ll Fnd a model of an annotated bibliography . Review the model, focusing on the components of the entry: (1) the reference citation, (2) the summary, and (3) the assessment . Then draft one reference entry and two paragraphs from one of your sources . We’ll use the rest of the week to peer review the entries to prepare you for this week’s assignment . dq 2 Argumentative Strategies (graded) In presenting an argument, should a writer strive to be the Fnal authority or a reasonable voice on an issue? Review Chapter 22 to understand the di±erence . Then, using your topic and one or more of your sources, deFne and provide an example of an arguable claim as opposed to a personal judgment . DeVry ENGL147 Week 5 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2016 November dq 1 Analyzing a Sample Argument (graded) In the textbook, review the student essay on p . 199, “Allowing Guns on Campus Will Prevent Shootings, Rape . ” What strengths and weaknesses do you Fnd in Ohman’s essay? Does Ohman’s essay in²ame or inform? ³inally, does Ohman increase your literacy about violence or merely arouse your emotions? dq 2 Organizational Patterns in Argument (graded) Let’s look at samples of research-based writing: “Nervous Nellies” on p . 328; “³rom Degrading to De- Grading” on p . 254; and “How Many Zombies Do You Know?” on p . 290 . Review each selection and include in your post responses to these questions . What do you notice about how each is organized and presented? What kinds of appeals to the audience does each author use? How are sources used in text? Reading Strategy Note: Unlike summary and paraphrase, which require close reading, for this discussion use the reading strategy of skimming . Carefully read the introductory paragraph, but then move quickly, reading only the topic sentence of each paragraph . The goal is to compare and contrast the di±erences in the presentation of the information in the document . Skim and review until you have an impression you can share in the discussion