Unit 2 Schedule & Readings

Tuesday, September 24: Introduction to Images as Argument

WP 1 Due Today

*No office hours today

Homework:

  • Read BR: “Chapter 4: Analyzing Visual Rhetoric” (including “Questions to Ask” and “Example” sections)

Thursday, September 26: Analyzing Visual Arguments

Homework:

  • “Chapter 6: Formulating Rhetorical Problems,” sections 6a, 6b, and 6c
  • Blog 4: How do images make arguments? Think about a time that an image or series of images made an impact on you. What made that visual so impactful? How did it impact you? What can you learn from that experience? Include a link to the visuals you discuss if possible.

Tuesday, October 1: Formulating a Rhetorical Problem

Homework:

Thursday, October 3: Responding with a Visual Argument

Homework:

  • Complete IW 2 (see assignment sheet) and post to course website using “Visual Argument Analyses” category before class time on Thursday, October 10
  • Complete self-evaluations/reflections and prepare for conferences

Tuesday, October 8: Conferences on Self-Evaluations

*No office hours today due to conferences

Homework:

  • Complete self-evaluations/reflections and prepare for conferences

Thursday, October 10: Conferences on Self-Evaluations

*No office hours today due to conferences

IW 2 Due Today

Homework:

  • Read BR: “Chapter 14: Creating Visual Compositions,” 14a and 14b (skim)
  • Blog 5 posted by class on Thursday, October 16: Find at least 3 articles on the rhetorical issue that you are interested in exploring for WP 2. Write a blog post that includes (1) links to the articles, (2) summaries of the three articles and the position they take on or information they provide about the rhetorical issue, (3) who the stakeholders are, including yourself; and (4) how you plan to address the issue in your visual argument.

Tuesday, October 15: Semester Break—No Class!

Thursday, October 16: Developing Your Visual Argument

Homework:

  • Blog 6: Write about the the choices you made in deciding to pursue a particular topic, audience, and medium. Consider why your medium is the best method for responding to the rhetorical problem and audience you have identified. What are the affordances and limits of your medium? What rhetorical choices are made for you in choosing that medium/genre?

Tuesday, October 22: In-Class Work Day

*bring a computer for in-class drafting time

Homework:

  • Continue working on first draft

Thursday, October 24: Developing WP 2 Rubric

  • Complete first draft of your visual and post to D2L discussion board
  • Blog 7 (300 words): Write about what you’ve learned in this unit about visual rhetoric, argument, the composing process, yourself as a writer/composer, etc. Draw on readings and discussions from class and try to use direct quotes or specific examples. You might also discuss how you used the skills developed during Unit 1 in this unit.

Tuesday, October 29: Peer Review

Homework:

  • Begin revising WP 2

Thursday, October 31: In-Class Work Day

*bring a computer for in-class drafting time

Homework:

  • Complete revisions to WP 2 and submit to D2L

Tuesday, October 5: Introduction to Space as Argument

WP 2 Due Today