Writing and Communities

Table of Contents

Day 1

Terms

  • purpose
  • context
  • writing in a community

Questions

  • What prior experiences are being built upon?
    • highschool/middle school writing assignments
    • work reports
    • essays from school
  • What do you mean by educational community?
    • schools
    • any group of people you’re surrounded by
    • academic subjects and the like
    • the standards and jargon used in a specific subject
  • How are we defining social dynamics?
    • interpersonal intearctions and behaviors in social situations
    • social morés
    • audience
    • who’s there
    • what are they looking for
    • any two groups
  • What are the various forms of writing that we’ll be using?
    • essays more than anything is my guess
    • persuasive essays
    • rhetorical analysis
    • formal writing
    • research based

Terms, part deux

  • discourse
  • reciprocity
  • inquiry
  • rhetorical analysis (understanding how people use communication methods to convey ideas and opinions, not just emotion, logic or authority (παφος, λογος, εφος)), satire and irony are part of it also, as is usage

Assignments

  • profile of a community member
    • choose a community, preferably social
  • rhetorical analysis of multi-voiced community issue
    • multiple sides of an argument
  • advocate for an issue

Day 2

Exercise

  1. Afghani military
  2. goals
    • centralization of state
    • stability
  3. Significance of community/uniqueness/reflective
    • on news every other day
    • effects 12k US families
    • longest war US involved in
    • NATO
  4. recent issues
    • radicals
    • terrorists
    • nationalists
    • taliban
    • India/Pakistan/China
    • US increasing involvement – integration of politics and state building
  5. Major Figures
    • Afhghan Government
      • Karzai
      • Ashraf Ghani
    • Trump
    • Gorbachev
    • Bresnev

Day 3

  • very, very political class (yuck!)
  • subtext – what’s in between the lines, implied but not directly stated
  • useful in text
    • diff btw trad and org intellectual, pp 6
    • basics of academic reading, pp 10
    • review questions, pp 7
    • pp 13-14, things to note
    • pp 18, review of the chapter

Date: 2017-08-08 Tue 14:35

Author: Samuel W. Flint

Created: 2017-08-30 Wed 14:13

Validate