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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)

Just a couple of schedule adjustments for everyone to note.

Friday, February 10: NO OFFICE HOURS. I have a doctor’s appointment and so will be unable to hold my regular 12-1pm office hours. If you want to speak with me this week, please plan to come to Monday or Wednesday office hours.

Wednesday, March 1: I am moving the Peer Review of Conference Paper Presentations to Wednesday instead of Friday. You will want to be sure you are ready to give a version of your presentation, including your visuals. Plan to bring your laptops to class on this day as well.

Friday, March 3: Class will be meeting in CULC 447: The Communication Center. In response to overwhelming sentiment in the Common First Week videos, in which many of you expressed concerns about improving your oral/non-verbal communication skills, I have set up a workshop with the professional tutors in the Communication Center to help you all work on these skills in preparation for the Conference Paper Presentation the following week.

I have updated the digital version of the syllabus, but please mark these schedule adjustments down on your own calendars.