Lesson Plans
College Composition 3rd Q 12.13 Lesson Plans
Week: 02/25/2013 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
Analyzing argument--review appeals: ethical, emotional, logical; review rhetorical strategies: analysis, facts/examples, comparison/contrast (analogy, figurative language), steps in process, definition, cause/effect, classification; select one of the essays on p. 244 or one of the essays on p. 255, analyze the paper: what's the author want the reader to do or believe (the claim)? what appeals are used and used most effectively? what rhetorical strategies used and used most effectively? what evidence is presented and how effective is it? what are the warrants/premises upon which the claim/thesis rests and are they effective (not logical fallacy)?; what are the qualities of example/word choice (where tone lives); thesis: X makes a good/bad/reasonable/irrational etc. argument for (doing or believing) Y in her/his article Z.; due Wednesday

Annotated Bibliography--two more entries due


Analyzing argument essay due; discuss evidence type and effectiveness, discuss warrants, discuss tone (qualities of example/word choice)

Finding Common Ground Essay--review reading: emphasis on "key features" and "motivating factors"; assembling information using the chart: analyze Mae, Bernard, or Alexander using the chart; write a paragraph analyzing their treatment: do they favor one position or the other? do they reflect on the quality of the positions' arguments? is the author optimistic or pessimistic concerning the possibility of compromise? what comparison/contrast strategy is used (point-by-point or chunk)?; chart due on Friday--a powerpoint presentation (deliver chart)


Finding Common Ground Essay--deliver analysis of Mae, Bernard, or Alexander powerpoint presentation (chart) on Mae, Bernard, or Alexander due; charting the positions for your issue

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