Unit 3 reminder and checklist

Your Unit 3 paper is due tomorrow, July 16.  As you’re finishing up, please remember that the assignment is a bibliographical analysis, NOT an argumentative research paper. Don’t waste your time making points that you will only have to repeat in your Unit 4 paper. Don’t take a side on the issue … yet! The main thing you should be doing in THIS assignment is analyzing your bibliography. What do the sources you have chosen say? How do they work together? Although they all may be written about the same topic, note the ways they are different. What about them (who wrote them, where/when they were published, their authors’ rhetorical strategies) matters most?

Please make sure your paper has an up-to-date and correctly formatted Works Cited page, and remember to upload a digital copy of your paper to the dropbox on D2L. The Bibliographical Analysis is worth 15% of your grade, the contents of the Unit 3 Folder worth 5%.  Here’s what should be in it:

-Photoshop classwork

-Millennials and Racism classwork

-Synthesis Questions 1 and 2

-Synthesis Questions 3 and 4

-Synthesis Questions 5 and 6

-Rough draft with peer’s comments and Peer Review sheet

-Final draft


Homework for the week of July 7

Welcome back to the second half.  Here are your assignments for the week:

For TUESDAY: answer questions from Unit 3 Assignment Prompt about your own 8-10 sources. 1) What type of writers take up this subject, and what seem to be their reasons? 2) What kind of audiences do writers seem to be addressing or attempting to address in their writings? Remember to cite specific examples as evidence for general claims.


for WEDNESDAY: Read Beauty Whitewashed: How White Ideals Exclude Women of Color and Doctoring Diversity: Race and Photoshop. There is no written response due, but make sure to read the articles carefully; I’ll be giving you written discussion questions in class.


for THURSDAY: answer the next two questions. 3) What kinds of venues of publication have the selected writers preferred, and which venues seem to provide the most reliable information? 4) When did most of the selected writers publish on this topic—is the debate relatively new, or has it been ongoing? Use evidence!


for FRIDAY: Read How Millennials Perpetuate Racism By Pretending It Doesn’t Exist. What kind of support does the author of this article draw from data? Do his conclusions seem fair?


for next MONDAY: answer final two questions. 5) What type of concerns, such as those moralistic, religious, scientific, etc., do writers pose about this topic? 6) What writing strategies do writers prefer to use in reaching an audience, the use of logical, emotional, or ethical appeals, a dependence on scientific studies or statistics, a reliance on visual charts, graphs, or pictures, etc.?  Back up your claims with evidence.

Homework for the week of June 30

Here are your weekly homework assignments!

for TUESDAY July 1: Watch the video on “Columbusing” and read Dear Pharrell: Please Think Before You Put On A Headdress.  (No written response due.)

for WEDNESDAY July 2: Read the article Is Miley Cyrus’ Twerking Racist?. A draft of your Unit 2A and 2B assignments are due for Peer Review. Make sure to print both out and bring paper copies to class.

for THURSDAY July 3: Final drafts of Unit 2A and 2B assignments due! Bring in collected work in Unit 2 folder.

Class will not meet on FRIDAY July 4th. Please enjoy the long weekend! Remember to read the Unit 3 Assignment Guidelines for MONDAY July 7.