Source List


Robin Kramer’s Blog-Assignments-and-Instructions-fall1

Create your Blog create_a_blog_with_sites

Chapters 1-3 RCL_custom_text_2013_chapters_1-3

Chapter 4 kairos-hawhee

Aristotle on Rhetoric

The Unequal Opportunity Race

The Black Bruins (Spoken Word) 

John Oliver on voting in Guam and Puerto Rico

Curt Schilling tweet scandal


Civic Artifacts Group Work

Questions to Ask of Civic Artifacts

What not to do

Sorority Artifact Classwork


Rhetorical Analysis Essay

Texts to use for rhetorical analysis:

Thinking about “feel good” disability rhetoric:

How to Structure your Elevator Pitch

Rhetorical Canons (images only-learning outcomes)

Rhetorical Canons (speaker)

Analytical Sentence Guidelines


Analysis Verbs


Rhetorical Appeals: (some of) The Available Means of Persuasion

Description Fun & Games

Draft Workshop Questions

Student Rhetorical Analysis Essays:


This is RCL

TED Talk Speaker Guide tedxspeakerguide

TED Talk Rubric

Use this form to help work through the planning of your Paradigm Shift paper.

documentparadigmshift (Reading)


Sample Structure 20160920114529_747-19s1ozusample

Sample Student TED talks

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  • David Lee (Shoes: Function to Fashion)
  • Oluwasanmi Ariyo (Evolution of the Internet)

Student Paradigm Shift Papers:

Ken Robinson-TED Changing Education Paradigms 

Example of residual ideology: Dodge Super Bowl ad

In Heroin Crisis, White Families Seek Gentler War on Drugs– Katharine Q. Seelye

The Rise of the NBA Nerd: Basketball Style and Black Identity -Wesley Morris

A terrific breakdown of common writing style problems (and how to fix them) by the Writing Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material free of charge. The site is easy to navigate and has useful information from grammar usage to writing style tips to (my favorite) citation information in APA, MLA, and Chicago format.

Library Resources Pages for RCL

Polling and Survey Information

Sample Student Paper: The Rise of the Beta Male

Sample Student Paper: The Lost Art of Penmanship

Sample Student Paper: But First, Let Me Take a Selfie

Raymond Williams Hegemony_and_Structures_of_Feeling_Raymo

2070 Paradigm Shift –Comedian Sam Hyde

Life After Death by Powerpoint by Don McMillan


Copyright Resources

Non-Fiction non-fiction-module

Media Commons video about copyright infringement and the job market

RCL course cast on copyright law

Fair Use Principles

Technology Resources

Online and on-campus resources for project

Media Commons Tutorials and Resources

TED Talk Resources


We Need to Talk about TED

TED isn’t a recipe for ‘civilisational diaster’

TED Speaker Guide

Talk Nerdy to Me-M.Marshall

Talking TED -interview with Melissa Marshall 

Structure of a Speech (Nancy Duarte)

History of a Public Controversy

History of Public thinking-through-your-hopc-topic-144pd0c

Conducting and Filming Interviews (power point)

Framing Activity

Kerry James Marshall video questions

How Media Images Reinforce Frames

Between Barak and a Hard Place

Racial Justice Framing Worksheet

Talking Race to the Media by Hunter Cutting

What’s your perspective?: Famous Landmarks Photographed From the “Wrong” Direction


Out-of-State Admissions

The Firing of Joe Paterno

State Patty’s Day

Conventions for Multi-media: The things you already know

Charlie Brooker: How to Report the News

Trailer for Every Oscar-Winning Movie Trailer

Ken Burns Effect for Story


Peer Evaluation Form for Public Controversy Project