Next week, we will continue our work on the Annotated Bibliography assignment by exploring two more tools for analyzing and evaluating arguments made by authors. We’ll wrap up the week with a peer-review workshop designed to help you put the finishing touches on your annotated bibliographies. Here’s a quick rundown of how we’ll spend our time:
- On Monday, we will discuss Aristotle’s three “proofs,” then apply them to the articles we’ve been reading over the past few weeks. Please print out and read “Three Ways to Persuade,” by John R. Edlund, before you come to class. In addition, make sure you bring all six articles for the annotated bibliography to class.
- On Wednesday, we will discuss logical fallacies, then examine the articles we’ve been reading for signs of fallacious reasoning. Please read the tutorials on logical fallacies from the University of North Carolina and Purdue University before you come to class. In addition, make sure you bring all six articles for the annotated bibliography to class.
- On Friday, we will conduct a peer-review workshop for the Annotated Bibliography assignment. Please bring three printed and stapled copies of your annotated bibliography, which should contain all six entries in completed format. In addition, please remember that Friday is the final deadline for two additional assignments: the interview with a professor (please bring your signed sheet to class) and the final revision of your literacy narrative (please email me through Google Docs before class begins). I realize that this makes Friday a very heavy day; hence, I strongly encourage you to complete and submit the interview and revision assignments earlier in the week. I will accept those assignments at any time up until class begins on Friday.
Last but not least, I hope your meetings with Carl this week were helpful. At this point, you should be making steady progress on your six annotations. If you’re stuck, or if you feel like you need additional help with your annotations, please don’t hesitate to come see me during office hours next week.