For our first topic, we will write an example that incorporates all we have spent time discussing these past weeks.
An example begins with a general statement based on an opinion, a piece of advice, an observation to share. The then defends the statement using anecdotal evidence and support for your statement.
Essentially, you are wagering an argument for a point and giving your own evidence.
There will be a scaffolding exercise to help you complete this.
Listed below are some topics to consider. You do not have to do one of these; they are just suggestions.
1. Think about things you know a lot about and have strong opinions about that you want to share. Explain why you hold this opinion.
2. I am an expert on _____. People should believe me when I tell them ….
3. Name some generalization that may be true or not true and explain why it is.
4. Name a stereotype that may be true or not true and explain why it is.
5. Consider habits people have that are bad and reasons people give for partaking of the bad habit.
6. Think of things that just get on your nerves and explain how and why these things get on your nerves.
7. Are computers taking over the world?
8. Should certain COVID-19 measures stay in place?
9. We lived through a pandemic. What were some stupid things people did?
10. Is rudeness a character trait in today’s society?
11. What are things people do that are extremely inappropriate today? (i.e. Talking on the cell phone while at the checkout.)
12. Is social media good or bad for society?
13. Are some people’s phones smarter than them?
14. In 1988, the Fresh Prince said, “Parents just don’t understand.” Name three things about your life that your parents (or people older than you) don’t understand.
15. If you’re over 35 or have teenage kids, list three things about your life that kids just don’t understand.
16. In the last 21 years, a lot of things have changed in the world. Think of three things that have changed and consider whether the change was for the better or worst.
17. A commercial for electric cars features an actor saying, “My child will never know a word without electric cars.” List things in the world that have marked great change, yet some children will never know a world without that change. (Think smart phones, streaming services, and that an African-American can be President of the United States.)
18. Explain at least three things from your childhood that have become obscure that you miss.
19. Humor has changed a lot and some don’t get it. Explain something that is considered funny that some people don’t get. (Why are poop emojis funny? Why are the Three Stooges funny?)
20. We live in a “cancel culture.” What three things would you like to cancel?
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use this video link Stevenson, Bryan. “We Need to Talk about an Injustice.” TED, February 2012,
https://www.ted.com/talks/bryan_stevenson_we_need_to_talk_about_an_injustice. and answer the questions below. MLA format 200 words.
Watch the required video. When you are finished, answer the following questions in your initial posting:
1. What are the main claims the speaker gives you in the video? Summarize these claims in your own words but provide the in-text citation for the video. If you do not know how to create an in-text citation for a TedTalk, click here.
2. Choose one section of the video. Describe any techniques the speaker uses to support the claims. Do they focus entirely on logical arguments (logos), ethical appeals (ethos), or symbolic and emotional language (pathos)? Remember to use in-text citations and an author signal phrase when you answer.
3. Does the speaker use counterevidence in the video? If so, provide examples. If not, what are the limitations of the speaker’s arguments? What might they say to counter these limitations? Remember to use in-text citations and an author signal phrase when you answer.
4. Finally, what have you learned about argumentative writing from watching the video? What approaches might you take in your own writing project? Your answer should focus on writing strategies.
Remember to use in-text citations and an author signal phrase when you answer.
5. Post the Works Cited entry to any source you used in your answer. You will have at least one, the TedTalk.
For this assignment, you are to visit at least four of math websites and engage in some of the activities at the site. The websites are in the readings and below. Then you are to write a summary of each of the four math websites. Your responses for each of the website reviews is to be organized by these three prompt (1) A description of the site, (2) What features of the site you like and any that you don’t like, (3) Would you recommend the site for teachers and/or students to use.
On Word document put the name of the video and then each of the prompts followed by your response. Be sure to double space.
Websites: Choose Four
Internet for Classroom (Links to an external site.): Collection of many online lessons for math and other subjects. (free)
Illuminations (Links to an external site.): lluminations is a project designed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (Links to an external site.) (NCTM) that provides numerous resources to teach mathematics
Rocket Math (Links to an external site.): With Rocket Math, you solve math problems to earn money to buy parts for your rockets. Then, choose from 15 rocket bodies and over 75 rocket parts to customize your own unique rocket. (cost)
IXL Math (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.): Game-based math activities (and other subjects)
Academic Skill Builders (Links to an external site.): 100’s of interactive math activities
Internet4Classrooms (Links to an external site.): Free online site with 100’s of activities
Thinkboards for Math (Links to an external site.)
Math: My Script
Numberrock (Links to an external site.): Has some great math videos for free. Get more with a subscription
Cool Math Games (Links to an external site.): Has some fun math games
FunGames Math (Links to an external site.): Free online Math Games
1. Make a list of at least five that may include the following:
“Truth” — statement you know to be true and can prove it with evidence from your own life
An opinion you have that may not be popular, but you know you are right.
Defense for an opinion you have using personal evidence. Just state the opinion, not your personal evidence.
Something that happens and you know it cannot just be coincidence because it has happened too often.
It is a bad idea to go to Walmart when you are hungry, when you do not have a list, or when you have no money.
Some people create their own problems.
We may think we are not implicitly biased, but we are.
Some people choose to be ignorant.
If you’re coming to college for the “Pell Grant payout,” you shouldn’t be here.
The entitlement schema is rampant in society today, and its consequences will be felt in most unpleasant ways in the long run.
(See? Some of those statements are pretty controversial and I could use personal evidence to explain each one.)
2. Now select just one of those statements you just made and list at least three reasons it’s true. This will serve as your thesis, and it should end your first paragraph. Example:Idea from previous list: One should not go to Walmart without a list, while hungry, or when one does not have money. Evidence: you will forget probably forget the reason you went in the first place, you will pick up junk food you don’t need, and you will want to buy things you want and cannot afford.
3. What kind of hook will you use to introduce this radical idea of yours? What led you to believe this truth? Why should anyone listen to you? When did this truth first reveal itself to you?Write a few complete sentences to answer these questions. This is your introduction or hook. This paragraph starts us off; it is paragraph one and ends with the thesis.
4. Now, using that first piece of evidence you wrote down, elaborate on this with a short, illustrative anecdote that proves the point. This will serve as your second paragraph. Example: Idea from previous list: One should not go to Walmart without a list, while hungry, or when one does not have money. Evidence: you will forget probably forget the reason you went in the first place — There have been several times I have been to Walmart without a list, certain I would remember exactly what I wanted, yet on the way to my target item, something would catch my eye. For example, I may be going to get toothpaste and I came in at the food door. That means I have to walk by the clothes, the seasonal items, and the cards. As I am walking by the cards, I remember that I want to send a thank you card to my friend, so I stop and look at the thank you cards — only the July 4 firecracker display caught my eye, so I double back to that. Then I see sticks to make s’mores with, so I pick up a pack of Hershey Bars and some graham crackers. Then I head to the food section to pick up some marshmallows, and I head to the checkout. As I am cranking my car, I remember I went in there for toothpaste!
5. Repeat that process you just did. Elaborate on and explain how your second piece of evidence proves your point. This will serve as your third paragraph.
6. One last time: Elaborate on and explain your third point using a short, illustrative anecdote.
7. So, here we are, last paragraph. Remind me what you said. Why was it important to share this topic? What can the reader learn from possessing this information?
*Review the Informative Speech Rubric under Course Documents
*Review the Informative Speech Power Point under Course Documents
*Review the Delivery Tips Power Point under Course Documents
*Review the Speech Requirements Document under Course Documents
*Read Chapter 5 (remember the textbook is a great source which provides tools and guidance as you are preparing your speeches)
*Prepare, deliver and submit your Informative Speech (worth 100 points)
*Submit your speech in the Journal Area
Guidelines for the Informative Speech:
*The goal of an Informative Speech is to enhance the understanding of a specific topic
*Select a topic that interests you and one in which you think may interest your audience
*Develop an Introduction that will grab the attention of the audience and entice them to want to listen to your speech
*Develop two or three main points
*Develop transition statements that will help you move from one point to the next
*Finish your speech with a strong conclusion that will help your audience remember your speech
*Verbally cite three sources (you may be one of the sources / make sure you use reputable sources). Cite the sources as you use the information.
You need to watch the speech in its entirety and provide an analysis of the speech. Your responses should reflect an understanding of the principles involved in writing and presenting effective speeches. After watching the speech, write a clear and thoughtful response to each of the questions below. While there is no required length of responses, your answers should be written in complete sentences and provide informed answers to each aspect of the question.
*****Answer premises with book reading (200 words!!!) ******
*Due Tomorrow — Wednesday, Sept. 21 @10pm!*
Please post your responses to Borchers’ chapter 5 by Wednesday, Sept 21 at 11:59PM. Please focus your attention on pp. 113-125 and pp. 133-137.
Some guiding questions for you to consider as you are reading:
–Ong’s theories about rhetoric, consciousness, and culture focused on the evolution from primarily oral communication to written communication. Obviously, the media landscape has evolved significantly since then. But more recent technologies like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Tik Tok, show that the evolution of media has accelerated even since the rise of earlier digital technologies like email, texting, and instant messaging. So, how have these more recent digital technologies further changed our consciousness?
–McLuhan’s idea that “the medium is the message” also emerged long before social media. If different media (newspaper, television, magazine) describing a news event can change the meaning we receive about the event, how might (for instance) getting a link to a news story from a Facebook friend affect how we receive the message?
–Recalling last week’s discussion: Is it possible today to have a “universal audience” in the sense described by Chaim Perelman (from Chapter 4 of the textbook)? Was it ever possible, in practice, to have a universal audience?
– 1 page, APA format, in-text citation, references include ( minimum of 2)
1. Select one low/middle-income country. Provide a basic profile with information relevant to the discussion topic.
2. Select one of the dimensions of social cohesion, including 1) belonging vs. isolation, 2) inclusion vs. exclusion, 3) participation vs. non-involvement, 4) recognition vs. rejection, and 5) legitimacy vs. illegitimacy. (McCracken, 1998)
3 Discuss the influence of the selected social cohesion dimension on the average life expectancy for the selected country’s population.
Do you think social media can be helpful or detrimental in a classroom setting? Please explain your reasons for your answer.
Review the files “Resources at Pierce College” and “Pierce College Campus”. Identify two services that you plan to use at Pierce College. Describe how you plan to use these services and how often you will use it (For example – using the “Book Study Rooms” to set up a study group that meets once a week).
Purpose: Pierce College has services that college students that some students aren’t aware of. Being able to identify how these resources could help you and reading how other students plan to use these benefits creates ways you can be supported as a student.
Criteria for success: Your answer should be a paragraph of at least two sentences. You may comment on other student’s ideas, but this is not required.