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Week 6 Notes - WR 121

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Week 6 Notes
College Composition 1
Alyssa Ogi
Class Notes
Activism, Introduction, conclusion
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Date Created: 05/25/16
#Hashtag Activism (Day 8) 2/8/16 - Possible Source Material - Sherrie Turkle “Stop Googling, Let’s Talk” - Teddy Wayne “Found on Facebook: Empathy” - NPR’s This American Life, “Status Update” - Dennis McCafferty “Brave New Social World” - Stuart McMillen “Amusing Ourselves to Death” - Sasha Weiss “The Power of #YesAllWomen” - Malcom Gladwell “Small Change” - Enthymeme Considerations - Choose one social media platform & its effect / value (in) significance in society - Empathy, evolving communication, attention spans, social relevance, media saturation - Ethical Argumentation - Refers to process of reasonable inquiry. Classroom debate & dialogue in Writing 121 is not a verbal battle in which students &/or the instructor try to “win,” but rather an opportunity for all of us to fully interrogate & evaluate our own views, & the views of others. 1. Our purpose shall never be to silence each other. Genuine, productive dialogue requires more than one perspective. 2. Our classroom community & our society as a whole, cannot thrive w/o disagreement / diversity. 3. It is possible that any claim we might wish to defend might turn out to be wrong. As we engage in debates, we therefore must allow the possibility that people’s own opinions might change. 4. Our beliefs, claims, & assertions are only as good as the quality of the case that can be made for them. Having opinions is not enough; we must be able to adequately justify them. 5. We have an ethical obligation to understand what others are saying before we set out to refute or challenge them. Remember to listen w/ an open mind; there is not point in disagreeing w/ a stance before you fully understand it. - What was the Arab Spring? - Independently formed democratic uprisings in Northern Africa & Middle East - Started in Tunisia, Dec 2010. By end of Feb 2012, despotic rulers forced them from power in Tunisia, Egypt, Lybia, & Yemen; civil uprisings had erupted in Bahrain & Syria; major protests had broken out in Algeria, Iraq, Kuwait, Morocco, & Sudan #Hashtag Activism (Day 8) 2/8/16 - By mid 2012, most revolutionary protesters used social media platforms to organize, communicate, & raise awareness in the face of state attempts at regression & censorship most notably used by youth of Arab population. 1. How did protesters, especially in Tunisia & Egypt, use social media during the uprisings? 2. Can you find examples of other recent international or domestic uprisings (within the last 5 years) that used social media effectively in their campaigns? What & how did they use social media? - Which hashtags can you think of that inspired activism? - #BlackLivesMatter - #YesAllWomen - #IceBucketChallenge - #Occupy - #Kony2012 - #LoveWins - #JeSuisParis - #SayHerName - Is #hashtag activism effective? Is it more effective for certain types of goals? Introductions & Conclusions (Day 9) 2/10/16 - Introducing the Intro - Your intro (& conclusion) act as bridges that transport your readers from their own lives into the “place” of your argumentation. - Why Bother Writing a Good Intro? - Never get a second chance to make a 1 impression - Important road map to paper - Make readers want to keep reading - Where to Start? - What question at issue are you trying to answer? - Context - Why are you interested? - Attention-getting openings - Startling fact - Meaningful quote - Rich, vivid description or image - Analogy / metaphor - Interesting anecdote or story - What else goes in the intro? - Essential background about topic - Roadmaps for rest of essay; previewing major ideas - Openings to Avoid - Place Holder - Restated Question - Dawn of Man - Book Report


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