I. Icebreakers & Other Corny Introductions: Two Truths & One Lie
Since you all know one another well and Carmen is the only new kid on the block, we will start with an icebreaker that presumes you all know one another well... and test that knowing. Meanwhile, Carmen will be getting to know your names. Here is the process:
- On a piece of paper, write down two truths about yourself and one lie. The object of the game is to see if your group members can guess which statement is a lie. Don't make it too easy on them (i.e., in her spare time, Carmen plays for the WNBA...LIE! First, who has spare time? Second, Carmen can't even dribble though she wishes she could!)
- Meet in groups (these will be designated for you). Give your group members a score. How many people get it right?
- Introduce yourself via your two truths and one lie and tell us your group score.
II. Overview of Syllabus and Course Website
- Please make sure that you read pages 1-8 most closely.
- Be ready to discuss concerns, curiousities, and questions.
III. Crash First Day Course in Rhetorical Analysis
Rhetorical Study means closely examining the available means of persuasion in a given time and place. Next week, you will be reading some of the basic nomenclature/ vocabulary. For today, we will bypass that and just examine a speech--- (one of) the most popular Ted Talk(s) today by Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?
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IV. Partnered Discussions and Writing