Peer Responses


Read one post in detail and write a formal response, including: a discussion of the post’s main arguments/points, a constructive evaluation of the post (including writing and rhetoric), comparisons with your own work (including ideas about how you could use information from the post in your own work), suggestions for the author, ect. Post it as a comment on your classmate’s blog and as a post on your own blog.

Take ten minutes and draft a description of your rhetorical choices for your final project. What are your: purposes, audience, stance, genre, design/medium?

Make a list of NYC themes from your own blog and from those you read (of your peers). Pick two of these themes and write about what interests you about these themes.

Theme possibility: “What I’ve Learned in New York”

Ask other students, put together a fast-paced, moving slideshow, what kind of stance could I use for this? Poster, consisting of different people writing down what they’ve learned so far, sticking it to the poster, write an essay about it, change the audience for whoever is reading it, the design of it would be great – get the audience involved. (Going to need to submit a proposal), find a way to link different themes from New York City. We can totally manage this.

What’s your purpose? Who is your audience? What is your relationship to this topic, what’s your stance? What genres are you going to work in? Still not proving anything. You could design something where you’re trying to prove something. (But it’s hard). The only disciplines that prove something are geometry and other types of math. To show, to explain, to explore, to uncover, to suggest, to meddle with, to play around in, to express. You can back off this project entirely and just create. You can just create. There’s no…you’ve been restricted all semester. No discipline boundary, no form boundary. It’s gotta be good, that’s all. It’s gotta be worthy.


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