For next class:
- Download and Read “Why We Must Resist the Temptation of Web 2.0.” Complete a rhetorical précis for the essay, and identify two sections that might possibly be useful in your developing thesis cluster. Post your précis to both your blog (under Rhetorical Précis) and the class’ site (this page, below). Download WRT105_RhetoricalPrecis_Fall2014 here.
Note: even if you feel that this piece doesn’t fall all that close to your burgeoning topic, then that determination is also useful information. Discerning the mismatch, the disconnect, better enables you to refine and hone your thesis concept.
- Compose a serious, but a preliminary (rough) intro ¶ and thesis cluster /argument for your essay. This working version will be the one on which we build the rest of your essay’s working draft. Print 3 hard copies and bring to class.