Shields, David. "From The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Part 1-2." Up & Down the
Ladder of Success. Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solutions, 2013. 65-139. Print.
Benjamin Franklin and the Secret to Success
The Use of Ethos, Logos, and Pathos in the movie Erin Brockovich
In the film Erin Brockovich, Julia Roberts plays the role of a driven and loudly spoken
woman who will do anything she can to get her way. When she further investi
Should the drinking age be lowered to 18?
Topic: USAs drinking age
General Purpose: Conversion
Specific Purpose: To convince listeners that the lowering the drinking age to 18 would
cause little/no harm to the USA
ENGLISH 285 UP AND DOWN THE LADDER OF SUCCESS - SPRING 2013
Lecture Sessions MW 11:15-12:05 at Swearingen Engineering Center 1c01
Dr. David S. Shields [email protected]
Organizing the Literary Essay
A. Your background should be as focused as possible. The idea is to introduce your own
particular thesis argument about a very specific aspect or question in the text. You
dont have to worry about covering the
Developing the Thesis
In an analytical or persuasive paper, a topic is the general subject you wish to explore.
The thesis is the specific argument you will make from that topic.
1. Try to choose an argument focused enough to be discussed in the given pap
How to Quote
I. What to quote?
You dont need to include a quotation only to back up a plot point. Ex: The two
sisters unite against Raina. As she comments, I make all their differences disappear
because I am so much more different (Fowler 110).
A. VAS features the basic premise of this cyborg course: that the body is not wholly natural
that it is always written over by cultural ideas of what beauty is, or how technology can
augment or transform it.
B. Tomasula and Farrell would say that sci-fi f
A. The Specials: A Response to the Dangers of Outside
1. A language of the sublime
2. The Specials view of the city
-Our city can stand a great deal of freedom (103).
-How does the city live in harmony with nature?
3. When does the outside
Speaking Beauty: The Body Language of Pretties
A. Pre-beautiful beginnings
1. Why does Westerfeld start with Uglyville and an ugly heroine, not with Pretties?
2. What is normal in Tallys world?
B. Defining Pretty:
1. The significance of turning pretty the
Shakespeares character Miranda in The Tempest has grown up secluded on an island. When she
meets men from the outside world, she is awed at the discovery: O brave new world / That has
such people int! (Signet Classic edition 115).
But Fowlers story is les
I. Collage: giving you extra workor extra power?
Collage is all about making an argument or a satirical point indirectly.
II. The genesis of a technological monster: how did the feed evolve?
III. Mapping the feed
IV. What makes Violet stand out in these i
American Cyborgs Midterm Prep Sheet-285-000
Please bring blue books to the exam. All of your answers, including the definitions for Part I,
will be written in the blue books. Sign your copy of the question sheet and turn it in with your
blue book to your
December 9th, 2015
Over the past three months of data mining and field research there is evidence to prove that
Snapple is a company that works quite a lot through social media. Snapple ha
McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics:. New York: HarperPerennial, 1994. Print.
Wilson, G. Willow, and Adrian Alphona. Ms. Marvel: No Normal. New York, NY: Marvel Worldwide,
Yang, Gene Luen, Sonny Liew, and Janice Chian
Class & Lecture Notes
March 16, 2016
Performative nature of singing a song contributes a great deal to the
Interview with a Vampire:
Rices depiction of the subjectivity of vampires is clich
Vampires have a hypersentiuous sensi
English 285 Section 006
April 8, 2016
Everybody has fears. Even the toughest and most macho men in the world are
scared of something. I am personally scared of spiders and swimming in large bodies of
water, but that is
English 285 - Section 006
March 25, 2016
Analysis of The Tell-Tale Heart
The Tell-Tale Heart is a short story written by Edgar Allen Poe. He is a famous
American author during the 1800s best known for his poetry and short stories ce
16 April 2014
The Pursuit of Happiness
From our nations birth immigrants have come to America seeking education, a
better life, and chances to move up in society. This common reason for immigration came
to be kno
English 285 American Cyborgs: Close Reading Paper
Section 007: MARK RODEHORST
October 27, 2014
Often times in literature, an author will show appreciation of the body by writing about
the various parts in immense detail. The graveyard sect
Blade Runner (1982) study guide
1. What the movie keeps from Dicks novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?:
It keeps Dicks sense of a polluted, overcrowded earth thats been devastated by nuclear war.
Acid rains falls continually. Almost all animals are
285-000: Preparation for the American Cyborgs final
The final will follow the same basic format as the midterm, consisting of two sections:
vocabulary terms and IDs of passages. As before, you will have choices for both sections.
Part I: Definition of voc
Philip K. Dick: 1928 to 1982
Overview of his stories:
dystopia: (bad place): a very unpleasant imaginary world, in which ominous tendencies of our
present social, political, and technological order are projected in some future catastrophe
A. Tituss bad dreams
nudging versus nudging again: How has the nightmare progressed?
B. Outsides and insides: all mixed up
This book is fascinated with inside and outside spaces that seem to blur together. Why?
1. The feed you need
The feed started out as
The Lake Was Full of Artificial Things
1. The malleability of human memory.
2. Why is Miranda undergoing this particular therapy?
3. The significance of the Wallace Stevens title
4. Do you think Daniel is realand how would you define this term? Or does hi
How have critics defined the kind of work Shade represents?
As Espen J. Aarseth points out, all fiction is interactive to some degree (50). After all, if fiction
is a portrayal of invented events or characters, then it needs an audience to believe it (5