Su 10-16: No Class – work due
Writing due: Rhetorical Analysis revision. Be sure to re-read the assignment sheet (especially the final pages) to make sure that you have fulfilled the assignment completely and correctly. Upload to your Rhetorical Analysis subfolder on Stanford Box
M 10-17: EXPLORATION AND INVENTION – THINKING ABOUT RESEARCH TOPICS; EXPLORING THE LIBRARY
Bring to class: Bring any paper copies of materials related to your rhetorical analysis to hand in. This may include:
- The version of your draft with my comments
- Your first pre-writing, if it isn’t online or if you haven’t turned it in already
- Your to-do list from conference (only the paper version if you have one)
- Any paper feedback that you received during the Monday peer review. (Please also make sure that any electronic feedback that you received from your peer review partners is uploaded to your Rhetorical analysis folder so I can give them credit for their work.) Be sure that it’s labeled with their name so I know whose is whose.
- Jane McGonigal, “Gaming Can Make a Better World.” TED talk. February 2010. This is a 20 minute talk – please watch it till the end.
- Rhetgaming Research Topics screencast
Miscellaneous (Important) – Below are your “teams” for Monday’s class activity. Try to wear your team colors to class to show some team spirit:
- Blue team: Jacie, Alaiah, Brenna
- Red team: Alex, Alex, Alex, Arjun
- Green team: Pao, Annikh, Nicholas, Jnani
- Yellow team: Armando, Chaz, James, Wilmer
Bring your ID to class today
In-class link: Thinking forward Google Doc
T 10-18: NO CLASS – Assignment due
By noon on Tuesday, go to our Library Prep Google Doc and list a prospective research topic idea. As you decide what topic to list, consider the feasibility of the topic you’re suggesting (can you find sources on it?) and phrase your topic description in a way that would make it clear for a non-gaming audience (for instance, write out “downloadable content” instead of DLC or first-person shooter instead of FPS so that a general, non-gaming audience can understand). This topic is still very provisional, so you will have the opportunity to change it. Email me if you have any questions!
W 10-19: Search and Research
- TiC Preliminary Blog post follow the directions on the assignment sheet to post this to our class blog
- Library topic sheet – Please fill this out and upload it to your Box, either in the TiC folder or the Miscellaneous folder.
- Fill out our class’s midquarter evaluation form
Th 10-20: NO CLASS – Assignment due
Writing due: TiC preliminary bibliography
COMING UP NEXT WEEK: TiC full draft due on Monday; conferences next week on TiC