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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a lovely winter break!

Welcome to ENGL 1102 “Rhetoric, Propaganda and the High Stakes of YA Dystopian Fiction.”

For today’s class, our very first meeting, we went over a few items, including:

  • A discussion of rhetoric and how it relates to our goals in ENGL 1102
  • A discussion of multimodality and Georgia Tech’s WOVEN communication curriculum
  • An introduction to the course theme, YA dystopian fiction

You also took some time to go through the syllabus with a partner and find answers to the top 10 most frequently asked questions, as well as to come up with questions of your own pertaining to the syllabus. We talked briefly about some of the contents on the syllabus, but will go into greater detail, especially in regards to assignments, in future classes.

If you were not in class or if you added in late, check in with a classmate to find out what you missed in the discussion. Be sure you have read the syllabus thoroughly and bring any questions you might have to class or office hours.

HOMEWORK

For Wednesday’s class, you will need to complete the following:

  • Read syllabus in detail, sign and return last page of the syllabus (A PDF of the last page is available in TSquare under the “Syllabus” tab)
  • Read over Common First Week project assignment sheet
  • Purchase/order textbooks (all are available through the GATech Barnes & Noble, see page 3 of the syllabus)
  • Read Chapter 1 & 2 in WOVEN Text
    • Identify the WOVEN mode you are most uncomfortable with OR the mode you want to make it your goal to improve this semester