Chapters 1-3 RCL_custom_text_2013_chapters_1-3

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 Artifact Speech

Civic Artifacts Group Work

Questions to Ask of Civic Artifacts

What not to do


Rhetorical Analysis Essay

Texts to use for rhetorical analysis:

Thinking about “feel good” disability rhetoric:

Analytical Sentence Guidelines

Analysis Verbs


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

Description Fun & Games

Draft Workshop Questions

Student Rhetorical Analysis Essays:


Paradigm Shift Essay and TED Talk

The Structure of a Paradigm Shift Paper

100 Years of Style/ East London

Library Resources

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.

History of a Public Controversy

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