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Week 13: Full Steam Ahead on the Online Advocacy Project

I hope Wednesday’s peer review session helped you identify elements in your multimodal rhetorical analysis that need to be revised and refined before submitting your finished essay. I have two pieces of advice as you put the finishing touches on this project:

  1. Carefully review the assignment description, especially the evaluation criteria, which I will use to grade your project.
  2. Remember that “analysis” is in the title of this assignment for a reason; the biggest mistake you can make on this project is to describe or summarize your chosen project but fail to analyze it. If you’re struggling with this, I suggest reviewing the readings on rhetorical analysis from Week 11.

If you need additional last-minute help, I am willing to meet with you on Monday morning from 9–12. Please let me know if you would like to meet.

Starting on Monday, we will be focused squarely on our online advocacy project, which will keep us busy until the end of the semester. Here’s how we’ll use our time in class:

  • On Monday, you should submit your multimodal rhetorical analysis before you come to class. During class, be prepared to describe one successful strategy used by the organization you studied for your Unit #3 project and explain how we might apply that strategy to our collaborative work on Unit #4. (This is not a formal, graded presentation, but you should know what you’re going to say before you get to class. You should speak for 2–3 minutes, and you can use the projector to show us examples from your project.) Afterwards, we will resume our planning session for the online advocacy project, so please review the photos from our last discussion, located in our class’s shared Google Drive folder.
  • On Wednesday, we will finalize our plans for the online advocacy project and make assignments for each person in class. Please come to class ready to describe the specific contributions you intend to make to our project between now and the end of the semester.

As always, if you have any questions about these plans, please let me know.