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Transcript of AP Lang
Monday, September 9, 2013
Read and annotate the provided texts:
"The Rhetorical Situation"
“In Event of Moon Disaster”
“The July 16, 1969 Launch: A Symbol of Man’s Greatness”
The Rhetorical Triangle
Ethos: character, credibility
Pathos: emotions, values, desires, hopes
Logos: reason and logic; clear, rational ideas
Elements of an Argument
Read and Annotate "The Gettysburg Address and Patrick Henry's "Speech to the Virginia Convention"
*see assignment for specific details
Journal #3: Look at and read the cartoon from comicnews.com. What is the context of this text? What is the purpose of the text? Now consider the rhetorical triangle. What is the subject of the cartoon? What do we know about the “speaker”? Does the speaker possess any bias? What tone is the speaker using? Describe the intended audience. What does the speaker assume about the audience? What other details in this cartoon contribute to its message?
Journal #4: Write a developed paragraph comparing/contrasting “The Gettysburg Address” and Patrick Henry’s “Speech to the Virginia Convention.” Focus your comparison on one element of the rhetoric (ie. tone, appeals to pathos, appeals to logos, imagery and other word choices…). Please use the “Analytical Paragraph” structure learned last year to organize your paragraph.
September 11, 2013
Do Now, please.
Each of you will receive a card with a term from this unit. If, beneath the term, you see "ex.", create an example for the term. If you see "def.", please write a definition for the term. If you see "ex. and/or def.", you get to choose whether you create an example or write a definition or do both. DO NOT SHARE YOUR TERM WITH ANYONE ELSE. ALSO, YOU MAY USE YOUR NOTES.
Pair up with another student and share your examples/definitions. See if you can guess each other's term. Then, you will walk around and find another partner. Repeat the process.
Logical fallacies and booby traps, continued.
Digging deep--create a thoughtful, thoroughly developed discussion
Focus on specific elements of rhetoric
Compile and incorporate a variety of evidence
DO NOT turn your analysis into an opinion/argumentative essay
How to Set Up Your AP Lang Folder
1. Did I share your folder with you?
2. Copy to Drive
3. Create sub-folders
4. Make sure your Argumentative Essay is labeled with the assignment name and your name and placed in the correct folder (Essays)
We will now examine some of your essays
Look for basic elements of an argument (claim, evidence, warrant, qualifiers, rebuttal)
Look for enthymemes and syllogisms
Look for fallacies and booby traps
Nixon's "Checkers" Speech
Read/listen to the speech
Annotate the text:
Identify fallacies and booby traps
Identify other relevant features of rhetoric (words that create tone, claims, evidence, warrant(s), etc.)
Evaluate the rhetoric: write a paragraph evaluating the overall strength and effectiveness of Nixon’s speech.