Month: January 2020

LC English Lab

Week 1 – Who Are You? (Empathy – Pathos)      We are all products of culture, Western Culture.  Our goal in this class is to pull back the layers of that culture and help you see Who You Are, Where You Came From, and Where You Are Going?  We will do this by examining our …

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present What is a Hero?      We know the Western Hero (Odysseus): tall, strong, great warrior, defends the weak. There is the Comic Hero, the trickster (Brer Rabbit, Jacob – from the Bible), who takes on the great powers within a community and defeats them by his wits and cunning. …

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An important rule of analysis: write in a different tone than the one being examined.  Therefore, using an analytic tone (technical terms and cause/effect), explain the elements that make these scenes work.  Review your different kinds of shots and angles.  Review sounds and cuts.  In your paragraph, explain the correlations between the different pieces

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present You have mapped some of the details related to The Tyrant (House, Episode 3, Season 6).  As you mapped, you hopefully have seen that the world is not always so black and white.  This assignment asks you to write about the Ethical considerations made in The Tyrant, and it has …

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present      Here you get to work things out.  Whereas first quarter you worked on conceptual matters, here you get to work on persuasive ones.  Rhetorical Distance means “the space between the speaker and the audience.”  Knowing your Rhetorical Methods will allow you to close that gap.  Here we begin …

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present Social Context — Reading for History      Read the following article, Rethinking the Industrial Revolution, then, keeping in mind the city as a container lecture, write a deductive response paragraph anwering the following prompt “What does progress bring?” Incorporate the different reads from class that help you to build your …

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What Do You Think?    You have learned how to watch a film, and you have learned some critical theory now it’s time to watch a story.      In film, like books, there is nothing new under the sun.  There are, like in movie making, two basic kinds of plots: Episodic and Delineated.  In …

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present Created with Adobe Illustrator CS5. What Are You Buying?      Elections are manifestations.  They turn our words and ideals to flesh; even the most jaded observer has the ability to suspend their cynicism for a minute and addict themselves to what a recent Chicago Tribune writer, John Kass, called …

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present What is America?      Martin Dressler paints a confusing picture: it’s a place of dreams, illusions, heartbreaks, and achievement.       In telling the story, Steven Millhauser uses anachronism — using elements of one time period (theme parks – a mid to late 20th Century development) in another time …

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