DUE IN 18 HOURS 4 DISCUSSIONS    Discussion – Reader Response    A successful post


DUE IN 18 HOURS

4 DISCUSSIONS

  

Discussion – Reader Response

  

A successful post meets rubric criteria (Content, Organization, Style/Language, and Sentence Structure/Grammar) and follows the discussion prompt. A successful reply to classmates answers their questions, provides additional insight into the topics they have discussed, generates additional questions, or engages in meaningful and substantive dialogue. Completing this forum should enable you to complete the stages of the writing process and communicate to and interact with peers. (MO 5,6)

Instructions:

  • In your post summarize what you      have read and learned in the textbooks and online lecture materials this      week.
  • In other modules, you will be      continuing the chapters and sections listed under ‘Read’ below in the      Module 1 overview. Note your progress as part of your reader response this      week.
  • Include a discussion point or      question in your post about something you did not understand.
  • Include a discussion point or      question in your post about something you thought about as you read.
  • Include a discussion point or      question in your post about something you want your peers to think about.

Discussion – Clickbait Your Universal Theme

  

A successful post meets rubric criteria (Content, Organization, Style/Language, and Sentence Structure/Grammar) and follows the discussion prompt. A successful reply to classmates answers their questions, provides additional insight into the topics they have discussed, generates additional questions, or engages in meaningful and substantive dialogue. Completing this forum should enable you to compose narrative essays, compose descriptive essays, compose illustrative essays, compose essays using humor, irony, & satire, complete the stages of the writing process, communicate to and interact with peers. (MO 1,2,3,4,5,6)

Instructions:

  • Think about a true story from      your own life. Summarize it into a universal theme.
  • Give your writing an      appropriate but still misleading or click-bait title.

Discussion – Difficult Decision

  

A successful post meets rubric criteria (Content, Organization, Style/Language, and Sentence Structure/Grammar) and follows the discussion prompt. A successful reply to classmates answers their questions, provides additional insight into the topics they have discussed, generates additional questions, or engages in meaningful and substantive dialogue. Completing this forum should enable you to compose narrative essays, compose descriptive essays, compose illustrative essays, compose essays using humor, irony, & satire, complete the stages of the writing process, communicate to and interact with peers. (MO 1,2,3,4,5,6)

Instructions:

  • Compose a short, narrative      paragraph about a time when you had to make a difficult decision.
  • Give your writing a      click-baiting title or create a title that pulls your readers in without      misleading them.

Discussion – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to This Forum

  

A successful post meets rubric criteria (Content, Organization, Style/Language, and Sentence Structure/Grammar) and follows the discussion prompt. A successful reply to classmates answers their questions, provides additional insight into the topics they have discussed, generates additional questions, or engages in meaningful and substantive dialogue. Completing this forum should enable you to compose narrative essays, compose descriptive essays, compose illustrative essays, compose essays using humor, irony, & satire, complete the stages of the writing process, communicate to and interact with peers. (MO 1,2,3,4,5,6)

Instructions:

This week, part of the lesson discussed humor, irony, and satire as well as some related terms. Post one of the following and don’t forget to title it!

 

  • a humorous short narrative      about your life; this could even be in the form of a joke with a punchline
  • a short narrative about your      life which incorporates elements of foreshadowing and dramatic irony
  • a paragraph or a few paragraphs      arguing a point or persuading a viewpoint but using satire to do so

Section 1

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icon Online Lecture – Narration, Description, Illustration, Humor, Irony & Satire

This lecture consists of a variety of content delivery methods in the broader subject areas of narration, description, illustration (also known as exemplification), humor, irony and satire which are intended to provide you with a foundation for success in this and future courses and other personal, academic, and professional pursuits. (MO 1,2,3,4,5) Be sure to read or view all content here before moving on to other module materials.

 

NR, p. 574-579, “Rhetorical Modes Index” sorts the book’s essays into different rhetorical modes and NR, p. 568-573, “Genres Index” sorts the book’s essays into different genres. There is a bit of an overlap between what we call a genre and what we call a rhetorical mode. As you skim these indexes, you will note that many of the essays can fit into more than one of these modes or genres. If professors ask you to turn in an essay in one mode, you might be able to use other modes as well. Your primary focus is the one assigned. The Norton Reader, “Writing with The Norton Reader” discusses modes and genres (p. xlix-lxii) in detail and how they can be used for various purposes and audiences. At the end of this course, you will be turning in an argumentative/persuasive research paper. In a way, the other three papers are building up to this. The final paper we will talk more about in later modules. I often argue that every text could be argumentative or persuasive. Narrative essays generally have a lesson or moral–that is an argument. Many narrative essays are saying:

“I did this action and experienced this result. Do/do not be like me. Do/do not do this other action instead.”

Click the video below to watch the online lecture.

  

The Narrative Essay PowerPoint

The PowerPoint above by Kristie Weeks summarizes the basics of narrative essays. The presentation includes some details about a specific assignment which are not relevant to this course but the rest of the presentation is useful and relevant. Not all slides have a voiceover. (MO 1,4,5)

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