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To start class today, we went through a brief review/refresher on some visual rhetorical choices; for a more in-depth coverage of this material, look back to WOVENText Chapter 5 and 14. The PowerPoint from today’s class is available to you in TSquare, under the Week 5 folder in the Resources tab.

We then spent the majority of the class working through your Peer Review of your Infographics. Each team was asked to find different partners in order to review a different infographic. The Infographic Peer Review worksheet to help guide your response to your peer’s work is also available on TSquare.

You will complete your peer review digitally and email a copy of that sheet to your peer review partner. Once you have your own comments back, you and your teammate should review the comments carefully and decide what advice you want to follow and what additional changes you need to make based on your own review of other infographics. This peer review process should help you to see your own work with fresh eyes and help you to revise the document before Friday’s deadline. Finally, be sure you save those peer reviews of your Infographic in your folder for the final portfolio!

With the time that remained in class, we closed out our discussion of The Hunger Games book and films, allowing you all to bring up your final thoughts and ideas that you continue to be interested in pursuing, perhaps into your research project. We will start discussing Little Brother by Cory Doctrow next class, which will be a switch in focus and sub-genre.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Infographic will be due at 11:55pm to TSquare on Friday – 1 copy per group. Please put both last names in the Infographic file name
  2. Read Little Brother chapters 1-8 (LIVETWEET + Discussion Question)
  3. Continue to research for Project 2. Compose a #FollowFriday tweet related to your research findings with 3-5 @usernames (user names of scholars, journals you’ve found useful, user who has tweeted sources you might use)

In class today, we discussed the traits of the dystopian genre of fiction and identified some of the key elements required for a text to be considered dystopian. We worked off of the discussion questions you all put together via Twitter while reading the chapter.

This definition of the genre (both from the textbook and from our discussion) will be useful to you as you begin to think about how you might define “YA Dystopia” for your infographic assignments. We spent some time today talking about the infographic assignment, what it entails and how we will choose teams on Monday.

The last 20 minutes of class were reserved for participants in the study to take a survey; all students were asked to bring their laptops and work quietly for the last 20 minutes of class.

 

HOMEWORK

  1. Complete Blog Post 1 by Monday, January 23 at 11:55pm (Optional: Tweet link and description to course hashtag)
  2. Read CCUL Chapter 6 and Part 1 of The Hunger Games and LIVETWEET your reading (3-6 tweets and Discussion Question, may include responses to classmates’ tweets)
  3. View The Hunger Games film and LIVETWEET your viewing (6 tweets) (Optional: attend screening at 4pm on Friday in Hall 102)
  4. Think about the infographic assignment and which prompt you want to work on – we will choose partners on Monday