READING RESPONSE: REMEDIATION READS

I see content from the 9/11 Commission Report showing up in the graphic adaptation from the visuals they used. Infographics give views more visual understandings of what they’re reading/looking at. This helped me really get a visual feel of what went down on September 11th. 2. Where do you see content from the 9/11 Commission Report…

READING RESPONSE: SOME PEOPLE

   We would not have much to the story if all we had was the verbal, the text in the speech bubbles. If we only had verbal the story would not make sense at all. Personally, I feel as though the pictures gave a really strong visual of the emotions the speakers were feeling. An…

MLA Conference

    What do the various acronyms stand for? MLA: modern language association APA: American psychological association CMS: Chicago manual of style   What academic disciplines use which styles? Why? MLA: humanities, they place emphasis on authorship. MLA involves recording the author’s name in the physical text APA: social sciences, place emphasis on the date…

Primary Research Reading Response

  What’s the difference betweenprimary and secondary research? What are the three main methods of primary research? Have you conducted research via any of these methods previously?   Primary Research: often based on principles of the scientific method. First stand information   Secondary Research: makes use of information previously researched think secondhand   The three main methods of…

Reading Response: Dirk’s Navigating Genres

1) Before having read Dirk’s essay, how would you have defined “genre” and what examples of “genre” could you offer? Did you ever think of genre as something useful? Before having read Dirk’s essay I would have defined genre as the category of what you’re reading/watching/listening to. Some examples of genres would be fiction, non-fiction,…

READING RESPONSE: THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TREE OCTOPUS

1) How does the author of this website persuade you to care about this issue? And, more importantly, what do you think should be done on behalf of this rare species? The author of the website persuades you to care about this issue by comparing the pacific northwest tree octopus to other animals but only contrasting…

Shitty First Draft

Describe your writing process. When faced with a larger writing project, what’s your typical gameplan? What sequence of actions do you usually go through? (If it helps, create a flowchart or sketch out a diagram that illustrates your writing process. You could take a picture of it and upload it with your blog post.) Even if…

Rhetoric is one of those big, confusing abstract words–like freedom, happiness, and love–for which, if you asked 100 people what it means, you might get 100 different definitions. How would you define rhetoric? How would you define a rhetorical situation?

The Merriam-Webster definition of Rhetoric is “language that is intended to influence people and that may not be honest or reasonable and the art or skill of speaking or writing formally and effectively especially as a way to persuade or influence people.” Whenever I hear the word Rhetoric I immediately think of fourth grade. Our entire english…

This is Water Reading Response 2.DFW states “learning how to think” as the end-all be-all of a liberal arts education. Why are you enrolled in this university? What’s the holy grail for you and how does university fit into that picture?

David Foster Wallace states “learning how to think” as the end-all be-all of a liberal arts education. Liberal Arts Education isn’t about getting bombarded with knowledge. It’s more about learning how to think and use your knowledge correctly to help you succeed in the future. Dictionary.com defines liberal art education as “academic subjects such as…