Engl 115 Directions and Schedule for Remote Classes Spring
2005 HYBRID LEARNING
N1-31 We're BLOGGIN'! Introduction WORKSHOP ON-LINE Meet in
Computer Lab TBA
Meeting Type: Face-to-Face AND On-Line/Remote;
Synchronous (same time)
(Needed: CCP ID and any live email address;
Go to <myway.com> for free easy access)
Meet in Computer Lab: Room TBA
N2-18 SURVEY COMPLETION Complete each class members’ audience survey.
Meeting Type: Remote; Asynchronous (not
in classroom and over a longer time)
Where? ENTIRE CLASS: HOME BLOG AND
Step One: By Friday 2-18 at NOON, you will have posted your survey on your own Blog regarding your speech topic.
The class meeting before, we will have looked at your survey drafts and you will have a strong sense of what the class’s
feedback should accomplish for your argument.
On your Blog, post your survey.
Step Two: From Friday Noon until Sunday at Midnight, you will complete
the survey for each class member.
Do so by going into each classmate’s Blog
and completing the survey for each student. The Blog addresses will be hyperlinked right on our HomeBlog Keep track of which
surveys you complete.
1. Read the survey
2. Hit comment
3. Reply to each
survey Q—**by repeating the survey’s numbers**
4. Hit Submit
or POST your reply
? How do I get better? And get better grades? REVISION!
Students who produce multiple drafts
of assignments, and who revise based on peer and instructor feedback are more likely to learn, and earn better grades.
Each of the following workshops aims
to improve your speech--that critical moment in front of the room--by giving you feedback from one-fifth of the audience and
BE SURE TO use our advice to improve
N3-4 Drafting Attention Getters for your Introductions
Where? SMALL GROUP: YOUR BLOGS
When? Step One: Friday
Step Two: Next Sunday at midnight
Step One: Write a sample attention getter for the
Proposition of Fact Speech.
You now know the audience a little better, and have an
understanding of their positions on your topic from the survey.
With this new information, and using the guidelines and
examples listed under "INTRODUCTIONS" (LINKED TO YOUR LEFT), YOU WILL WRITE ONE DRAFT OF AN ATTENTION GETTER THAT RELATES
TO THIS AUDIENCE AND YOUR TOPIC.
POST it to YOUR BLOG.
Remember, you must first log in as the author of the blog,
using your username and password.
READ YOUR GROUP MEMBERS' DRAFTS AND ANSWER THESE 3
1. Is it engaging? Wuld it make YOU sit up and notice?
2. Is it related to our class DIRECTLY?
3. Is it related to your topic DIRECTLY?
POST YOUR RESPONSES TO THESE QS ON THEIR BLOGS.
REMEMBER, BLOGGER PREVENTS ANONYMOUS POSTINGS--YOU MUST
N3-18 Drafting Objections and Refutations
As you learned today, a persuasive
speech audience engages in a mental dialogue with the speaker—as you argue, they argue back, assess your evidence, credibility,
pathos and reasoning (and your appearance, to be honest: Note to self: Don’t Wear “Funny” T-Shirts)
topics breed disagreement, even among experts.
Reasonable people disagree with you (in surveys, your research, etc.).
What should you do?
Use the Three RRRs Method
1. Raise their objection;
2. Respect their opinion;
3. Refute with evidence.
Step One: Post to this Blog HERE your best guess about what and how
reasonable people will disagree (one sentence).
Then, write (one sentence) that challenges, with evidence (or your promise
of evidence) that claim.
WHEN: By Friday at Midnight
Step Two: Evaluate your shiller groups’
postings. Are there more compelling objections? Are these the best refutations?
WHEN: BY Sunday at Midnight
N3-25 Draft Outline Workshop for Fact/Value Speech
One: By noon, FRIDAY, you should have posted your draft outline for the Fact speech to this Blog.
is a DRAFT -- it is your best guess about your main points--it is not the final decision.
draft should include only
the specific purpose statement:
persuade my audience that Phila. Public Schools are failing our children." (but substitute your topic)
TWO the Main Points
PPS are failing because students are not learning.
PPS are failing because parents are not involved.
PPS are failing because teachers are frustrated.
PPS are failing because they are focussed on test scores.
PPS are failing because they are mismanaged.
Here you simply make us miserable by talking about the problem, its causes and effects. DO NOT make us happy with your solution.
That is the next speech.
TWO: Reply to your group members' drafts, posted HERE.
so by answering the following questions carefully:
Is it clear what is the student arguing for or against?
What are the strongest main points (reasons)?
What, if any, are the weakest main points?
Describe one technique the student can use to adapt this speech to you.
5. Does the student address problem only, no solutions. Policies?
N4-11 Draft Workshop for Policy Speech
Step One: Post your DRAFT outline of your policy speech. Make sure you improve your policy speech based on our
criticism of your fact speech.
SUGGESTED Organizational Strategy:
Main Point I: Problem (includes causes
Main Point II. Solution
Step Two: Reply to your group members' drafts. Do so by answering the following questions:
1. Does the solution address the problem?
2. Does it create any new problems?
3. How can the speaker make this last speech his or her best?
I will be in my office during
our remote sessions (( 215-751-8332 /BR 44
D) should you need help.
How do I get my outline on the Blog? Good Question!
1. Open your document.
2. command SELECT ALL
3. command COPY
4. Go to the Blog
5. Click "link to this post" for your
6. In the text box, command PASTE
7. Then go back and fill in the important
info at the top of the posting.
8. Click "submit " (or send)