Today we will be beginning our first major assignment, the Persuasive Essay. We will be following a classic persuasion style, which will be somewhat regimented, but completely explained.
I will be handing out information sheets, and we will be reading an example of an amateur persuasion essay, and discuss its efficacy.
We didn't go to the library, skippers; instead we broke down the Bloom's Taxonomy sheet and learned something about analyzing an article.
In 2-3, the discussion was interesting and informative; thanks to Marques and Andy for their strong questions and insights.
In 2-4, the discussion was also cool, less engaged, mainly due to it being last period Friday.
Library Tuesday for Academic Dishonesty.
I am tacking this on here so I can show it in class tomorrow. Watch if you'd like.
Hey Grade 12's... for those of you who won't be transferring out due to timetable changes, here's what the week will look like...
Monday will begin with a lesson on rhetoric, a discussion of why the understanding of rhetoric is so important in unpacking modern society, and how Trump got elected. There will be an article to read.
Wednesday will be an introduction to Bloom's Taxonomy, which is a concept we will be revisiting throughout the year. Bloom's is a questioning hierarchy that engenders critical thought. Or it has something to do with flowers. I'll be sure by Wednesday.
Friday you'll be in the library doing the always awesome Academic Honesty seminar in the library. You will learn much.
Your opening assignment will be a persuasive essay on a topic of your choice. Start thinking about what you want to write about.