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Transcript: How can you rephrase the "lies, damn lies, and statistics" into an effective argument? Consider size, significance, and story in your considerations. (What does the information all mean?) Meditating on the Logic Why is the other side horribly, perhaps dangerously wrong? What needs to change? (Offer a solution) Why is your solution a better alternative? (Visualize) Understanding the Advantages Tying it all together Even if your argument is almost purely logical, you still have to feel strongly about your writing in order to write an effective argument. Ethical Considerations mention the emotion... How are you acknowledging the other side? What valid arguments does the opposing side have? What core issues are behind resistance to change? Roleplaying the Devil's Advocate Not to Zoom in on your solution. What makes you qualified to speak on this topic? What sources do you have to back up your claims? Are your research and proposed solutions ethical? (Even if they are legal)? What is already being done to help improve the situation? (Positive Changes) How does your solution compare to other alternatives? Your voice will come through your tone. What's the bottom line? So what? Why do we care, ultimately? Why should we change? Call to Action What's the problem? What's already been said about the topic? What's your angle? What can you say about the subject that no one else has? Why does it matter to today's world? What's your thesis? In other words, what comments or solutions can you add to the discussion? If you have a controversial issue, see if you can't exploit a bit of emotion in your debate. ARGUMENT Grabbing the Devil by the Horns Angling the Atmosphere

Reflective Essay Template

Transcript: Reflective Essay Let's Begin Let's Begin! We are going to write a reflective essay! We will look at some of the components of a reflective essay, and then look at an example. Afterward, students will be able to write their autobiography/reflective essay. Let's Relate Let's Relate Quotes What do these quotes mean to you? “Do unto others as you want others to do unto you.” "A hard head makes a soft behind" "If you don't stand for anything, you'll fall for anything." "Proper preperation prevents poor performance." When have you felt the "truth" of one of these quotes? Let's Look Let's Look at a Reflective Essay Reflective writing is just looking at an event/aspect in your life and describing how it has changed/affected you What is it? Parts Desribe what happened/ what the thing is What were you thinking during the event? Or how do you feel about that thing? How did the event affect you? Or how has that aspect changed you? Look at the excerpt from "EARL: The Autobiography of DMX" Example Note how DMX describes music and the people listening to that music. Then see how he decides to become someone who makes music. How do I brainstorm?! Let's Brainstorm Lemme Show you Here's my main topic I'm just trying to put my ideas on paper These outer circles are where I'd put my ideas It doesn't matter how crazy the ideas are when I'm brainstorming This is just one example of how I might brainstorm Now You're going to brainstorm! Let's Check the Topic So we need a topic... Your prompt: How has music shaped your life? Prompt Draft Time! Let's Write! Make a Plan We're going to use what you brainstormed to help plan what you're going to actually write Plan Now put your plan to paper! Rough Draft Here are some transition words: First, additionally, another, at this time, following, especially, clearly, importantly, then, similarly, however, next,. A rough draft should be ROUGH. It won't be perfect, so just let yourself write Here are some phrases: At that time I felt... I learned that... The most important thing was... After thinking about it... Rubric Rubric 1. Plan: Have a plan that shows your ideas 2. Prompt: Your writing answers the prompt, "How has music shaped your life?" 3. Organization: Your essay has 4 paragraphs including an introduction, 2 body paragraphs, and a conclusion. 4. Grammar: Your writing has correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization, verb tense, and use of commas. 5. Depth of Reflection: Your writing is descriptive and shows some level of analysis.

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Transcript: Wisdom does not flow like water Plato’s Critique of Pederasty Pederasty Background Symposium Pederasty My Project Pausanias' Speech Pausanias' Speech Two Aphrodites Uranian Heavenly Pandemos Common Text Text Pictures Pictures "Here, Socrates, lie down alongside me, so that by my touching you, I too may enjoy the piece of wisdom that just occurred to you while you were in the porch. It is plain that you found it and have it, for otherwise you would not have come away beforehand." Agathon and Socrates “It would be a good thing, Agathon, if wisdom were the sort of thing that flows from the fuller of us into the emptier, just by our touching one another, as the water in wine cups flows through a wool thread from the fuller to the emptier. For if wisdom too is like that, then I set a high price on my being placed alongside you, for I believe I shall be filled from you with much fair wisdom. My own may turn out to be a sorry sort of wisdom, or disputable like a dream; but your own is brilliant and capable of much development, since it has flashed out so intensely from you while you are young; and yesterday it became conspicuous among more than thirty thousand Greek witnesses." "You are outrageous, Socrates," Agathon said. "A little later you and I will go to court about our wisdom, with Dionysus as judge, but now first attend to dinner." how water flows Principle at play When they do engage in a contest about love Timeline YEAR Alcibiades' Speech Socrates, he claims, is like “those silenuses that sit in the shops of herm sculptors, the ones that craftsman make holding reed pipes or flutes; and if they are split in two and opened up they show they have images of gods within.” (215b) Alcibiades' Speech You, in my opinion,' I said, 'have proved to be the only deserving lover of mine; and it seems to me that you hesitate to mention it to me. Now I am in this state: I believe it is very foolish not to gratify you in this or anything else of mine—my wealth or my friends—that you need; for nothing is more important to d me than that I become the best possible; and I believe that, as far as I am concerned, there is no one more competent than you to be a fellow helper to me in this. So I should be far more ashamed before men of good sense for not gratifying a man like you than I should be before the many and senseless for gratifying you.' Seduction Scene 'Really, my dear Alcibiades, you're no sucker if what you say about me is really true and there is some power in me e through which you could become better. You must see, you know, an impossible beauty in me, a beauty very different from the fairness of form in yourself. So if, in observing my beauty, you are trying to get a share in it and to exchange beauty for beauty, you are intending to get far the better deal. For you are trying to acquire the truth of beautiful things in exchange for the seeming and opinion of beautiful things; and you really have in mind to exchange "gold for bronze." But blessed one do consider better: Without your being aware of it—I may be nothing. Thought, you know, begins to have keen eyesight when the sight of the eyes starts to decline from its peak; and you are still far from that.' Conclusion conclusion If Socrates were to have sex with Alcibiades, he would perpetuate: 1) the idea that people can make each other wise. impact: prevent Alcibiades from realizing his ignorance about wisdom 2) Alcibiades belief that his physical attractiveness is the most important thing about him impact: the belief could harm Alcibiades as he begins to decline from his physical peak, when “Thought begins to have keen eyesight.” (219a) 3) Socrates would be no better than the sophists who cannot acknowledge the ways in which they are ignorant, and thus, risk self-deception. Advantages Advantages to my account: -Fits with the well-known picture of a Socrates who: 1) proclaims his own ignorance. 2) critiques the Sophists for i. both not acknowledging what they do not know ii. exchanging money for wisdom -Makes explicit the way Plato critiques the customs of his time -Throws into question a vision of Socrates as someone who consistently denies bodily urges -Makes clear that the container model is supposed to function in opposition to the image of pregnancy and birth. Accounts of “Plato’s Appropriation of Reproduction” run these two images together.

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