Friday, 5/6

Happy Friday!!


Fastwrite:

First, rate the readings/units from the class on a scale from 1 (bad) to 5 (good).

  1. Friedman, Russell, and Pomeroy and Handke
  2. Harker, After the Fall, “The Betrayal of Student Activism,” and “Student Protests, Then and Now”
  3. “Silence Breakers,” “Being Black at Mizzou,” “Why Millenials of Color Can’t Get Ahead,” and “Teaching Slavery to Reluctant Listeners”
  4. Debate on NPR between Kara and Alec, “Willful Ignorance on Campus,” “A Plague of Hypersensitivity?,” and “Watch What You Say”
  5. The Hunting Ground
  6. Campus Sex, Campus Security

Then, write a paragraph on the readings you rated highest and their significance to you, and attempt to in some way answer the following questions.

  1. How have these readings encouraged you think differently, if at all, either as a student or as a human being?
  2. Were you able to apply the perspectives these readings provided to your daily life?
  3. Did they work effectively to allow you to develop your own ideas about current cultural debates?
  4. Did they present a fair balance of views regarding different subjects?
  5. What were your take-aways from these readings, and how can they help you in your future outside of this class?
  6. Finally, did these readings  (and They Say, I Say) help you to learn writing skills you did not previously have in your toolbox?  In other words, has your writing for this class given you more confidence for how you will approach writing assignments in the future?

Format and Structure of Presentations

Presenters:

  • Be prepared to give your presentation at least three times to three different groups of your classmates for about 6-7 minutes at a time.
  • Be sure to ask questions of your audience at the end of your presentation. These questions could either ask for feedback, or ask for how your audience might think differently about your topic given your argument/viewpoint.

Audience:

  • Stay focused and engaged with the presenter and his/her ideas.
  • Be ready to ask questions of and give feedback to the presenter.

Monday:

Colin and Tommy, and ….?

Wednesday:

Hannah, Lauren, John, Ryan, Nate, Sam, and Andrea (and possibly Jenn)

Friday:

Colin B., Hannah B. and Hope, Amanda, Corey, Anthony, Liz, and Jack


Groupwork:

With your essay groups, discuss how you plan to structure your presentation. Give people a general indication of what you have in mind, and ask for feedback and additional ideas. Also, discuss any anxieties you may or may not have about presenting your work, and ask for advice on how to develop more confidence with regard to what you will present.

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Author: jcoopman

A Graduate Student in the University of Delaware English Department who teaches English 110.

One thought on “Friday, 5/6”

  1. Rating:
    1. Friedman, Russell, and Pomeroy and Handke (2)
    2. Harker, After the Fall, “The Betrayal of Student Activism,” and “Student Protests, Then and Now” (3)
    3. “Silence Breakers,” “Being Black at Mizzou,” “Why Millenials of Color Can’t Get Ahead,” and “Teaching Slavery to Reluctant Listeners” (4)
    4. Debate on NPR between Kara and Alec, “Willful Ignorance on Campus,” “A Plague of Hypersensitivity?,” and “Watch What You Say” (4)
    5. The Hunting Ground (5)
    6. Campus Sex, Campus Security (3)

    I rated The Hunting Ground as the highest because I would have liked to see the whole documentary and discussed it as a class. I think it is a very important documentary, among others involving sexual assault, and this class would have been an important opportunity to discuss the implications of sexual assault on campus. I personally believe sexual assault is not talked about enough on college campuses, as explained in the video, and that professors should utilize all opportunities to address the issue, with regard to trigger warnings as well. I think it would be beneficial in the future for this movie to become an entire segment of the course, along with additional readings, in order to almost force engagement of students into understanding the dynamics of this issues. Other readings that I ranked highly, such as disparages between race and class, and the issues surrounding our generation, are very significant in this time in our lives, and while I agree some of the articles are very one-sided, it helped bring to light some events I was not aware of. I would have liked to see more contrast, such as the conversation between Kara and Alec, where you can analyze the views of both parties, and maybe even identify a middle-ground. Overall, I was able to utilize some of these readings both in other classes and in discussions with my peers, which I find very refreshing and what I hoped to have gotten out of this class. This class have definitely given me more confidence in my writing abilities, especially on pressing topics, considering I will mostly likely be writing for the rest of my career in Psychology and beyond. I am happy to report I have actually used the templates in They Say, I Say in other papers this semester.

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