- We reviewed the chapter on logos.
- We took a quiz on ethos, pathos and logos.
- We looked at a few mysteries/riddles and briefly discussed how formulating hypotheses/theses can be similar to gathering evidence to solve these riddles.
- We discussed the remainder of “The Apology.”
- Review the six words and six roots for tomorrow’s vocabulary quiz.
- Continue reading your autobiographies/memoirs.
Attn: Students registered for “honors” credit
We will be meeting tomorrow during class to discuss your proposals/questions/text selections. You do not have anything due at this time. Please bring your questions!
- Today we discussed “The Language of Silence,” “Spanish Lessons,” and “The Six Stories You Need to Know How to Tell.” We focused on how to use these to inform our own strategies for writing our personal statements.
- We began exploring concept of “rhetoric,” and the Aristotelian, or rhetorical, triangle.
- Key elements discussed include:
- We read and listened to Lou Gehrig’s “Farewell to Baseball” speech and examined why American Rhetoric has declared it to be one of the “Top 100 Speeches,” focusing on how he established his ethos.
- We also discussed the inquiry project that will be required for “honors” credit. Please preview the requirements and decide if you would like to put in the additional hard work required to complete this project. Those interested should sign up using using this form before the end of the week. If you have additional questions/concerns, please find some time to speak with me before or during “team time” this Friday. I will be discussing the project and providing some examples during this time.
- Finish reading about “An Introduction to Rhetoric: Using the ‘Available Means.’”
- Read “We Can Afford to Give Parents a Break” and identify (by marking the article) where she establishes ethos and uses logos and pathos.
- Please let me know if you are unable to find copies of the autobiography/memoir you will be reading.