Week One

Suggestions for Week One:
Browse the class website, read all the materials, and start thinking critically about the games that you’re playing outside of class!

M 9-26: Introduction to PWR and to the Rhetoric of Gaming

In-class readings:


T 9-27: No Class – Work due

The following is due today (Tuesday). In general, anything listed under a blue heading is due that day.
Set up your student folder on Stanford Box. Create the following 4 subfolders in your student folder on Box (use the link on the right sidebar to jump to Box):  Rhetorical Analysis || Texts in Conversation || Research-Based Argument || Miscellaneous

Reply to the invitation to become an editor on our WordPress site  up a WordPress account (look for it in your Clutter folder if it doesn’t appear by 5pm today).

Sign up to follow our class blog so that you receive notifications about new blogposts in your email.  See the “follow” option in the upper right of the screen.

Assignments due: Send the following to Christine by 5pm today at alfano@stanford.edu.

  1. Your student information sheet (upload as doc or pdf)Send this to Christine by 5pm today at alfano@stanford.edu.  Please be sure to indicate PWR 1 and/or Rhetgaming in the subject line of your email.
  2. Your Alter Ego profile.  Go to our Alter Ego Profile slide share, and create your own profile on one of the slides.  You can use my profile (you’ll find it as the second slide) as an example.  This should be completed by 5pm today.  You don’t need to send the alter ego slide to me – simply include it in the slideshare.
  3. Fill out the following poll so we can decide if we have enough people for a special event one evening this week (I’ve fixed the poll so it allows you to choose more than one answer):

W 9-28: The Rhetorical Situation and Rhetorical Appeals

The following should be completed BEFORE you come to class today (in general, all items listed under a given date are DUE on that date)

Bring your ID with you to class today

Reading due:

Writing due:

Miscellanous due:

  • Start looking for a text for your own rhetorical analysis
  • If you are an iPhone user, check out how nicely our Rhetgaming webpage shows up on your phone and consider saving this page to your Home Screen
  • Consider coming to see me in my extra office hours this week to say hello or brainstorm about the rhetorical analysis assignment.  Sign up here.

COMING UP NEXT WEEK: Rhetorical Analysis draft due Wednesday; first conferences!