Thursday, January 26, 2012

For Friday and the weekend...

Maybe the greatest scene in television comedy...

Friday in the lab-
1. Highlight the rhetorical moves you modeled from your writer.
2.  Take inventory of your sentence variety. (simple, compound, complex, compound complex, sentence spice...)
3.  Can you find more active verbs?
4.  Can you use stronger word choice?
5.  Is there an obvious structure to the development of this argument?

Step 2-
  1. Compile a list of possible recipients for our fallacy trap.  Try to arrive at ten per group member for our first survey.  If you are confident that you can get more, go for it.  Cross check your list so that you will not send the link to the same people.  For our second pass with the fallacy trap, we will make a second page.  More on that next week.
  2. Send out the link to your page. We will check the data as it comes in next week.
For Monday-
  • Revise your Sander's intro.  Here is a link to powerpoint from Friday.
  • Read, annotate, and make discussion questions for the Twain readings.
  • Get your paws on a copy of Huckleberry Finn.
I thought this was cool...Adele's Rolling in the Deep has been covered 350,000+ on youtube. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

OMG- Vermin Supreme stole our idea!

I need to do some research but this appears to be a legit event and Candidate Supreme was able get enough votes in V.H. The opening comments are puntastic!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fresh Fallacies Served Fresh!

 Example #1
From FNC-
GUTFELD: According to the Washington Post, growing research has found that always praising kids makes them shy away from real challenges for fear they will soil their perfect record, meaning real success is no option when you never dare to fail. Said one researcher, "We used to think we could hand children self-esteem on a platter. That has backfired."

So what's the long-term harm to all this feel-good nonsense? Well, by encouraging kids to look internally for validation, we've disconnected feeling good from doing good. Rewarding you for being you means you could be a crappy you forever. And that leads to one place: jail. After all, the people with the highest self-esteem are killers, because if you think you're really special, it's easier to get rid of those who aren't. Far better to instill a little self-loathing in your kids. If anything it'll be great preparation for middle age.



Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Fallacy Trap Project

Follow this presentation and subsequent links to guide you along for this project.

Below are tutorials I made on how to make Google Surveys. While I made them for a Media Literacy Project, you will get the idea.
Google Survey -Set Up

Google Survey- How to Share

Google Survey-Review Results