Rhetoric 110 Notes - RHET 11O NOTES 11:43 AM Break down from 5 paragraph essay Unpack quotes o Paraphrase o Analyze source(what is it saying o Whats

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RHET 11O NOTES 10/16/13 11:43 AM Break down from 5 paragraph essay Unpack quotes o Paraphrase o Analyze source (what is it saying) o What’s interesting, strange, important o Consider implications, connect to thesis Clarity vs. emphasis Global re-vision workshop Revising for clarity and emphasis: developing argumentative structure and conversing with sources Weak thesis statements: o Makes no claim Raise specific issues o Statement that is obviously true Find some inquiry o Conventional statements “Love conquers all” o Offers personal conviction “Shopping malls are wonderful places” Revising thesis workshop o The way the media portrays news events can negatively influence the perspective of the American people. Revise your own thesis in many ways: o Violent video games are influencing children to become aggressive and violent, to the point where they lash out at others or harm other people. o Violent video games are leading children to aggressive and violent behavior, using killing and criminal activity in the games. o Children will become more violent and aggressive if they are consistently exposed to violent video games, which celebrate criminal activity and harsh killings. Paragraph 1. Rewarded with points for harsh killings Paragraph 2: being desensitized to harsh killings Paragraph 3: repetition of harsh killings becomes automatic nature °
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A good title should: inform the reader what the paper is about o Draw them in/hook o Wild hooks than usual o Killing for Credibility o Teaching the Youth How to be Great Criminals o Is the Fantasy World Being Transferred Over to Reality? o Celebrating Criminality Why MLA? APA? o Credit Avoid plagiarism Cite sources o Easier for professors o Standardized o Intellectual structure/ communication o Modern Language Association Studying English/Spanish/ any modern language Gate keep function Who is the author? How to cite a cereal box Lacan, Jacques. “The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis: The Seminar of Jacques Lacan Book XI.” Ed. Jacques-Alain Miller. Trans. Alan Sheridan. W. W. Norton & Company Ltd. 1998. 203- 215. Print.
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Learning outcomes: what do we still want to learn? Good thesis Analyzing the material Style Reading reports: Move away from summary More analytical Dig into evidence What makes for a good proposal? Reasonable Evidence Reason/ motivated/ need Group persuasion Emotional appeal (ethos, pathos, logos) To the point, brief, direct o Possible proposal argument outline: 1. Introduction: hook, policy question, working thesis include the word “should” to indicate a proposal argument 2. Establishment of problem/need to be addressed 3. Explanation of how policy will address/ solve problem/ need 4. Opposing view: feasibility (cost/ effort/ time/ willingness of participants, public) 5. Opposing view: alternative solutions an why they’re less desirable 6.
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