Due October 20

We will have a quiz on comma splices & fragments. Make sure you can identify them.

Print out, and read, “We Need Boring Christians.” You will find the essay here: https://asucru.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/we-need-boring-christians.pdf As you read, think about what God has asked you to do that seemed a little “boring”. Make a list and bring the list to class for an activity.

If you haven’t finished your reflection yet, these are the questions to answer about your topic:

  • What part of writing this paper was most meaningful for you?
  • What were some ways you grew as a writer? Where do you still need to improve as a writer?
  • What was your favorite part of writing the paper?
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Due October 18

Your weekly reflection is due on Saturday at noon. Describe 1-2 things we did this week and tell why the week was meaningful for you. How do you think you improved as a writer? What do you still want to improve on?

Your paper is due on October 18. Make sure you include

  • Your ad description
  • Your paragraph analyzing the audience
  • Your two paragraphs identifying the ad appeals (emotional needs) & analyzing how these show up in the ad
  • At least 1-2 paragraphs that say what the worldview of the ad is and compare/contrast it with biblical teaching.

Every paragraph should refer to things you see and hear in the ad to support your point.

Make sure your paper is printed out and ready to go well in advance of class. That way, we have plenty of time to do class work.

Due October 13

Use the outline you received in class to plan how you will evaluate your ad:

  • Choose 1-2 worldview statements you want to focus on. Write them out clearly & make sure you don’t make any of the mistakes.
  • Select several things you see/hear in the ad to support this.
  • Decide what the Bible teaches on the issue, and select several Bible verses that illustrate this principle.
  • Compare your ad to the Bible: Does your ad line up or fall short?

On Friday we will 1) write for 25-30 minutes, 2) practice comma splices for fifteen minutes. Please bring your outline & reliable writing materials.

Due October 11

Rewatch your ad, either with your teammates or independently. Identify several possible worldview statements in the ad (statements about what is good, beautiful, or true). Write these out as full sentences and email them to me by midnight on Tuesday.

Come up with 1-2 Bible verses that give a perspective on the issues raised by the ads we watched together in class on Monday: the Delta ad, the Audi ad, the Yoplait ad, or the Skyy Vodka ad. How do the verses relate to the issues raised by the ad you chose? What do the verses teach? Think of at least one verse for at least two ads.

Bring your homework notebook, with your most recent homework in it, to class on Wednesday. I forgot to collect that & would like to do it now, so you can receive credit for your work.

Due Monday, October 9

Reflection is due Saturday at noon.

  • What happened? What did you do? What did you expect and what was different?
  • Why/how was the experience meaningful for you? What did you learn from it? How did you feel about this week? What did you accomplish this week? What are you still struggling with?
  • What will you do differently going forward?

Also, keep working on improving your paper; add more details & explanation.

Due October 6

Please bring your FULLY CHARGED computer to class. On that computer you should have

  • Your ad description
  • Your paragraph identifying the audience of the ad
  • Your two paragraphs describing what emotional needs the ad appeals to & why

We’ll use class time to revise and clean up your writing, adding and rewording things to make it as clear and effective as possible.

 

Due October 4

Write three paragraphs towards your ad analysis paper:

  • Audience: Identify the audience & describe what you see and hear in the ad to support this
  • Ad appeal #1: Identify the first emotional need the ad appeals to & describe what you see and hear in the ad to support this
  • Ad appeal #2: Do the same for the second appeal

Print out your ad analysis paper WAY IN ADVANCE of class time (so you can arrive on time!) We’ll review them in class and make sure you’re headed in the right direction.

Due October 2

Complete the outline you received in class. Your outline should include

  • the points you will make about the target audience, along with specific details (things you see & hear in the ad) to support your point
  • at least two appeals that you think are thoroughly supported by evidence in the ad
  • two quotations from Jib Fowles’s essay (one per appeal) to explain what the appeal means; each quotation should be 1-2 sentences long
  • plenty of details (things you see & hear in the ad) to illustrate each appeal

If you’re sticking with the partner you were assigned, you may work with your partner on this. You could also work alone if you prefer.

You will need one copy of the outline for each person in your group, plus a copy of the outline for me on Monday. Make your copies far enough in advance of class that you can arrive on time for class.

Also, your weekly reflection is due by noon on Saturday. Post it to your blog so I can easily see it. Here are the questions if you need them:

  • What happened? What did you do? What did you expect and what was different?
  • Why/how was the experience meaningful for you? What did you learn from it? How did you feel about this week? What did you accomplish this week? What are you still struggling with?
  • What will you do differently going forward?

Due September 27

You  have your grammar quiz, so study up! Make sure you can identify simple, compound, and complex sentences. You will also need to write the FANBOYS words.

That’s it. 🙂

Please come on time & ready for some hard work, though. We’ll be doing a bunch of activities that call for you to participate fully. I know you’ll be up to the challenge.