Month: November 2016

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present      Watch the video above.  This will be a tune up to your Shoot a Poem Assignment. Then, with your own camera, create a 24-shot montage (collection of pictures) which replicate the ones you have seen in this video — View Now, Shoot Later. © Jeff Thomas, uw_thomas@icloud.com

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present Close to Home — SP 2.1      Socrates’s most famous motto — “know thyself” — was dangerous enough to get him killed.  Freud, according to Century of Self, was considered the most dangerous man in Vienna for introducing psychoanalysis.  The greatest fear of a culture will be people who begin …

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present Pathos appeals to share values and emotions/.  Sometimes this type of appeal is obvious, as in requests for charitable donations hat feature heart-wrentching stories and images.  Even texts that are relatively objective and that emphasize appeals to logos, as mcuh academic writing does, nevertheless draw on and convey emotional appeal. …

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present What Time Is It? Just when you think you’ve got things figured out, someone asks you to re-think it.  In this age of political correctness, our language has been guarded by those trying to protect the under-represented or marginalized in a culture.  As a result, we have learned to read …

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present Know Thy Ad       This is not my assignment (it belongs to George Mason University), but it is a good one.       Click Here and follow the instructions.  When it says “In your journal . . .” fill out the space below: © Jeff Thomas, uw_thomas@icloud.com

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In their book They Say/I Say, Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein, boil down the essence of argumentation to conversation: “He says ____, citing ________.  This results in ___________ (fact, detail, interpretation).  Though he may be right, I say ________ because ___________.  In the end ___________ (fact, detail, interpretation).”

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present Take Off The Mask Welcome to my favorite site in the world, TV Tropes.  A trope is simply “a familiar device.”  The thing is, most familiar things don’t get recognized, which becomes a problem when you are dealing with advertisers. This is a small research response.  Watch this commercial above, …

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To make an argument persuasive, you need to be in dialogue with your readers, using your own character (ethos) to demonstrate that you are a reasonabile, credible, fair person and appealing to your readers’ emotion (pathos), particularly their sense of right and wrong.  Both types of evidence — statistics, facts, observations — to advance your …

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Thesis People have too much freedom. Major Claim If Amitai Etzioni believes people have too much freedom, people should examine the benefits of the laws that rule their life. Complex Claim People go to great lengths for the sake of security, but Amitai Etzioni, in his article We Need Less Freedom, argues government intervention creates …

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present How Do I Look?      Formalists were interested in how all the pieces fit together.  Read this article on Formalist Literary Criticism and then watch the following video, Disney’s legendary The Old Mill.  After watching, assess the video based on the questions in the article.  This is an analysis, so …

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