10/24: Pause, Breathe, Take It In

I caught up with grading this weekend and want to take a minute to pause and take stock of what we’ve done. At this point in the semester, we have:

  • learned about and practiced counter-storytelling as a way to connect to a social problem, as well as advocate for change through personal, lived experience;
  • practiced writing, revising, and collaborative reading strategies that move our thinking forward; and
  • read texts that introduced us to new ways of understanding rhetoric as “emerging argument” and love, invitations into new worlds, and networks of circulating and ever-evolving interactions.

Access your Blackboard grades for this class alongside your WordPress site. Look at this content together and compare what you’ve produced to how you’ve been assessed. Take a minute to reread some of your work. Take out a piece of paper or open a document, and answer the following questions:

  • What have your successes been in this class so far this semester?
  • What have your challenges been?
  • Do you feel like your work has been fairly assessed? Why or why not?
  • What do you need to do to succeed in this class?
  • What do I, Andrea, need to do to help you succeed in this class?

At the end of class, you will email me you work OR hand it in.


If you haven’t already, email me at indicating who you will work with for the Rhetorical Analysis of Local Activism project & which organization you will study.

Really re-read Grant-Davie’s article because you MUST use this for your Rhetorical Analysis of Local Activism project. 

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