lesson task

lesson task

Lesson Tasks
1. Read “Undecided” by David Sedaris
2. Listen to Orson Welles’ radio play “The War of the Worlds” based on “War of the Worlds” by H. G. Wells
3. Read “Beauty: When the Dancer is the Self” by Alice Walker
Go into the Lesson Folder, and:
4. View the Presentation on Logical Fallacies
5. Participate in M2.D4: Logical Fallacies Examples
6. Participate in M2.D5: Voting in America
7. Participate in M2.D6: Human Psychology and War of the Worlds Podcast
8. Participate in M2.D7: There’s a World in your Eye.

1. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/10/27/undecided?currentPage=all
2. https://www.radiolab.org/story/91622-war-of-the-worlds/
3. https://public.wsu.edu/~hughesc/alice-walker.htm
4. https://mdc.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/pid-984328-dt-content-rid-5738485_1/courses/ENC1101-865244/IspringsPDFs/Logical%20Fallacies/attachments/Logical_Fallacies.pdf

5. After looking at the power point presentation, pick three types of fallacies and then give an example for each.
6. What does this essay say about voting in the United States? Do you feel that we as a country have an active voting population?
Write at least one full paragraph.
7. In your own words, why do you feel the radio shows caused such strong reactions?
Write at least one full paragraph.
8. After reading Alice Walker’s deeply personal and moving narrative, please reflect on how she uses cause and effect to illustrate a deeper truth about people. What do you believe to be her overall message? Can you relate to it in any way?
Write at least two full paragraphs.

Lesson Tasks:
Go into the Lesson Folder, and:
1. Participate in M2.D8: Essay 2: Rough Draft and Peer Editing
2. Participate in M2.D9: Two Sources
3. View the Presentation on Thesis Statements
4. Participate in M2.D10: Thesis Statements for Essay 2
5. Post your final draft of E2 through Turnitin (E1: Essay 2)

1. Upload your rough drafts here and review another essay. Give your peer some tips and advice. You may want to use some of these abbreviations and symbols for editing and proofreading in your comments.
2. List two sources for your second essay. Write them in MLA format.
Review at least two classmates’ sources, and let him or her know if you think they are formatted correctly or incorrectly and if incorrect why.
3. https://mdc.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/pid-984338-dt-content-rid-5738554_1/courses/ENC1101-865244/IspringsPDFs/Thesis%20Statements/attachments/Thesis_Statements.pdf


4. Post your thesis statement for you essay.
Critique at least two of your classmate’s thesis statements.

Lesson Tasks:
1. “Why Don’t We Complain” by William F. Buckley Jr.
2. “How to Give Orders Like a Man” by Deborah Tannen
Go into the Lesson Folder, and:
3. Participate in M3.D1: Beyond “Why Don’t We Complain?”
4. Participate in M3.D2: The Writing Process
5. Participate in M3.D3: Considering Tannen’s Essay

1. https://www.smartercarter.com/Essays/Buckley%20-%20Why%20Dont%20We%20Complain.html
2. https://faculty.georgetown.edu/tannend/nyt082894.htm
3. Generate more examples of issues that our society has ceased to complain about. Your list should have at least 5 new items.
4. What is your personal process for writing essays? Be detailed in presenting your steps. .
Write at least one full paragraph.
5. Deborah Tannen contemplates the role of direct and indirect communication in American culture. Which form of communication do you find to be more effective?
Write at least one full paragraph.

Lesson Tasks:
View :
Watch Video
Damsel in Distress: Part 1 – Tropes vs Women in Video Games
Duration: (23:35)
User: feministfrequency – Added: 3/7/13
YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6p5AZp7r_Q
1. Listen to this podcast on Deception.
2. Read College Pressures by William Zinsser
Go into the Lesson Folder, and:
3. Participate in M3.D4: Sexism in the Media
4. Participate in M3.D5: Deception
5. Participate in M3.D6: College Pressures

1. https://www.radiolab.org/story/91612-deception/
2. https://www.life.umd.edu/classroom/univ100i/zinsser.html
3. After considering the information presented in the podcast, do you think that there is sexism in video games? Is sexism also a problem in media (radio, television, and movies)?
Write at least one full paragraph.
4. What are the different types of deception mentioned in the podcast? In your opinion, which one is the worst?
Write at least one full paragraph.
5. Considering the pressures that Zinsser mentions, what are some other pressures that college students face? What are some strategies that students can use to overcome college pressures?
Write at least one full paragraph.

Lesson Tasks:
1. Listen to or read: The Job That Takes Over Your Life
Watch Video
Is Google Knowledge? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios
Duration: (9:05)
User: pbsideachannel – Added: 8/21/13
YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCwLQrJz4Bo
Go into the Lesson Folder, and:
2. Participate in M3.D7: Do Our Jobs Define Us?
3. Participate in M3.D8: Knowledge

1. https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/37/the-job-that-takes-over-your-life
2. This podcast mentions jobs that take over one’s life. What role do our jobs have in defining who we are as individuals?
Write at least one full paragraph.
3. Consider the ideas presented in the YouTube video on Google and Knowledge. How has the internet changed how we gather and process information? Considering the presenter’s ideas, do you agree with his points?
Write at least one full paragraph.

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