|Due By (Pacific Time)||12/12/2016 09:23 am|
Rhetorical Arts Reflection Paper Guidelines
DUE: MONDAY, December 12th 11:00 am -1:00 pm in UHALL 3219
A reflection paper is not just a summary of the course readings, or a stream of consciousness mind dump.
A reflection paper is your chance to add your thoughts and analysis to what you have read, heard, discussed, or experienced.
A reflection paper is meant to illustrate your understanding of the material and how it affects your ideas, thoughts, and vision of the world.
This semester we have discussed a variety of things, from rhetorical appeals (Pathos, Ethos and Logos), to the necessity of having multiple perspectives, logical fallacies, organizing and delivering a speech, to the danger of unexamined rituals or traditions. We watched Martha Stewart sell “Softish throat drops,” dissected problematic advertisements, discussed the birth and death of language, and talked about why Plato is very, very critical, even opposed, to rhetoric.
Over the course of the semester I have asked you to consider what it means to be a “good person speaking well for the common good.” Have we come closer to figuring out what that is? Maybe. But now is your time to think about the semester and get your thoughts and reactions down on paper.
In 2-3 pages reflect back over the semester. Have the things we have watched, read or discussed changed the way you view the world? Has it made you more critical of the images and arguments that you are bombarded with every day? Have you considered what it means to be a good person speaking well for the common good?
Above all, think about our course learning objectives. Have we achieved any or all of them?
As a result of this course, students will:
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