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Unit 4

Argumentative Speeches, Reading Responses, Readings, In-Class Activities, Extra Credit, and Other Stuff
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Joseph Cook

on 4 February 2015

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Transcript of Unit 4

Your Analysis & Argument?
Possible Analytical Approaches:

Same argument, different strategies within two texts
or
Similar strategies, different arguments within two texts
or
Similar argument, different purpose within two texts

Possible Arguments YOU can might make:

Articulating what can be learned about the topic(s) by looking at the argument(s) or rhetorical strategies of the text. (Your takeaway)

Extra Credit Opportunity:
Putting Texts into Conversation With One Another
A brief overview:
The Great Debaters
Choose a movie speech from AmericanRhetoric.com
Write a short rhetorical analysis on how the speech uses either logos, pathos, or ethos to accomplish a purpose
Must make an argument about what the speech can teach you about using rhetoric in your academic writing.
Must be 1-1.5 pages.
Must be turned in before Nov. 21.
Worth 10 points to your lowest essay grade.
Unit 4
Look at the following speeches.
Pay close attention. Take notes.

Let these questions guide your attention:

What is their topic(s)?
What seems to be the context surrounding their topics or arguments?
What rhetorical strategies and/or appeals do you notice?
How are their arguments effective or ineffective?
V for Vendetta
Goodwill Hunting
Context
: Erika Lindemann defines context as, "situations which offer the writer potential subject matter."

Context
may also be defined as an entire world of subject matter or topics which writers develop into messages.
Emma Watson's United Nations Address on Gender Equality
Can be used for essay 4
Not for essay use
Not for essay use
Not for essay use
"We should all be feminists" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TEDxEuston
Can be used for Essay 4
Transcript: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/emmawatsonunitednationspeech.htm

"How movies teach manhood"
by Colin Stoke
Anne-Marie Slaughter: Can we all "have it all"?
Link to TEDTalk Website & Transcript
: http://www.ted.com/talks/anne_marie_slaughter_can_we_all_have_it_all/transcript?language=en#t-689301
Link to TEDTalk & Transcript: http://www.ted.com/talks/colin_stokes_how_movies_teach_manhood/transcript?language=en#t-124313
Can be used for Essay 4
Can be used for Essay 4
What follows are the speeches that you may use for this final essay. These texts may be used in conjunction with any other text we've read this semester.
See Canvas for Writing Activity
See Canvas for Writing Activity
What's Due in this Unit?
Read pgs.151-160 & 165-172 in
Writing Analytically
.
Due before class on Monday,Nov. 1
7
Reading Response on "We should all be feminists" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is due on Canvas by Wednesday
, Nov 12 by midnight
Last Reading Response on Anne-Marie Slaughter: Can we all "have it all"?
Due on Canvas by midnight Friday, Nov. 14.
Essay 4 is due by December 3rd.
*There is no official transcript available, but the CC works fine on this version. Turn it on and perhaps take note of the time stamp of the quote you want to write about.
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