|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
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 email@example.com.
- Your student information sheet (upload as doc or pdf)Send this to Christine by 5pm today at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to indicate PWR 1 and/or Rhetgaming in the subject line of your email.
- 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.
- 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
- Envision chapter 1: p. 2-26; start chapter 2. See Stanford Box.
- Review the class syllabus thoroughly (you are responsible for being familiar with all the details included on the syllabus!)
- Read the following two articles. Try to read critically, rhetorically, and mindfully.
- Robbie Cooper, excerpt from Alter Egos: Avatars and their Creators (handed out in Tuesday’s class)
- Charles Mauro, “Why Angry Birds is So Successful“
- Your Game Review Post on the class blog. Follow the instructions on the assignment sheet. If you need help figuring out how to post to our blog, see our Posting To Blog Instructions. [See game review samples from previous sections]
- 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!