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English 101 week 5

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English 101 week 5 English 101

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English 101
Melissa Rack
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No notes today, watched a video and got our past homework back. Read chapters 6­8 in  Rhetorical Choices for homework English 101 9/21 Précis ­Provides a structured model for describing the rhetorical strategies of a text, as well as  for capturing the gist of its context Structure 1. Name of author, genre, title of work, date in parenthesis, a rhetorically accurate verb  (claims, asserts, suggests) and a “that” clause containing the major assertion or thesis  statement in the work 2. An explanation of how the author develops and supports the thesis, usually in  chronological order  3. A statement of the author’s apparent purpose 4. A description of the intended audience and/or the relationship the author establishes  wit the audience Stasis Theory ­Stasis ­ the place where two rhetors are standing together; where they agree to  disagree; the point of disagreement  The Four questions: Conjecture/Fact ­First step on the “stasis­case” ­Is there an act to be considered true? ­Does it exist? ­Is it true? ­Did it happen? Where did it come from? How did it begin? Definition ­Second step ­How can it be defined? Quality/value ­Third step ­Is it right or wrong? ­Is it honorable or disagreeable? Is it a good thing or bad thing? Policy/Procedure  ­Fourth step ­What action should be taken? ­Will it change things? Make it better or worse? Writing an Annotated Bibliography ­A list of sources in MLA format with annotations following each source ­For the purpose of this unit, each annotation should include the following two  paragraphs 1. Rhetorical précis 2. Stasis: What kind of argument is the author primarily making? Four steps Writing a Conclusion to your Annotated Bibliography ­Describe the major points of agreement and disagreement in this debate by putting the  different contributors in conversation with each other ­Are they on stasis with each other 


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