When I read the quote by Margaret Meads I imeditialy think of one of the most recognizable historical events where a group of small people accomplished something big. This event was the protest of Rosa Parks refusing to sit at the back of the bus in 1955. Although refusing to sit at the back of a bus is something that now seems silly back then only people of color sat at the back of the bus and this was a huge deal. She had planned this action with a small group of NAACP members and it was a dangerous decision on her part. She risked prosecution and persecution, jail time and beatings. It seems unthinkable now, but she was convicted and fined for violating segregation laws that said a black person must give up his or her seat to a white person on a bus. The refusal of Rosa Parks set off a boycott of the city bus system that lasted 381 days. The convection of Rosa Parks was appealed all the way to the Supreme Court which then decalred the Jim Crow laws of segretation unconstitutional. Although I have never been able to set off a change as big as Rosa Parks I do my best to make positive changes in the world. Throughout highschool once a year art teachers and students would get together and create bowls on potters wheels by hand and donate them to help with a charity event. This event was called the Empty Bowls project. People from around the county are welcome to come and enjoy soup in one of the handmade bowls and keep the bowl for a $15 donation. This donation would then
War and Music: A Look at the Evolution of Rhetoric in Anti-War Music
War is not a new concept to the human race. It is a concept that is usually expressed with aggression. However, human expression takes many forms; one of the most recognizable forms of expression is music. From the primitive drum beats that make humans stomp their feet to the melodies that become engrained in our heads, music is a form of expression that appears to be “hard-wired into nervous systems” (Jourdain 5). Because war…
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Exploratory Paper Worksheet
Directions: Complete this worksheet. You may choose articles from Emerging and/or include other sources that deal with the issue: How is technology changing the face of communication domestically and globally? This does not have to be typed, but your answers must be in complete sentences
1. What is the one narrow topic and issue the three articles address that you have chosen from Emerging…
The Role of Imagery and Rhetoric in Political Life
In Richard Hofstadter’s book The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It, he sets the groundwork for a totally new understanding of the American past and its leaders. Through unique imagery and political rhetoric, his approach to history is different than most historians. In Peter Silver’s Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America, he focuses in detail on how easily the idea of fear can incite…
Writing & Rhetoric I
Spring Semester 2014
Expanded Literacy: Integrating Words and Images through Writing
Course # 52-1151-05--3 Ct. Hrs. 15 weeks:
Monday and Wednesday 12:30AM to 1:50 PM, Rm. 412 C
Instructor: George Bailey Ph. D.
Office: 33 East Congress,
Office Phone: 312-369-8114
Office Hours: Tue & Thur. 9:00 to 9:45 AM- 2:00 to 3:00 PM, and by appointment
Departmental Course Description: Based on theories of new rhetoric and problem-solving…
Class in U.S. Culture
My Position Paper
Prior to this past January I had never thought about my class. I had always bought into the capitalism ideology of being a middle class country. As far as I was concerned, I was in the same class as my parents. I had failed to see that I am 22 years old and soon to be completely independent. Upon learning about social class and going through several readings I would currently place myself in the lower class.
I grew up and still live on…
2011 terrorist attacks (Krauthammer 2008).
Through the rhetoric of political speechwriters, the administration described its agenda as one of “fighting
terror,” “spreading democracy,” and “protecting the US’ strategic interests.” According to Dr. Robert Jervis,
Columbia University professor of International Affairs and the most cited expert on the subject, the Bush
Doctrine is, in fact, far more serious than its rhetoric suggests; it is a doctrine of preventive war, an initiative
Professor Rachel Schneider
RHE 306 - Writing and Rhetoric
November 13, 2012
Why Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?
A quote by a famous comedian, Liz Feldman, has become a well-known commonplace for all the people that support same-sex marriage: “It’s very dear to me, the issue of gay marriage. Or as I like to call it: ‘Marriage’. You know, because I had lunch this afternoon, not gay lunch. I parked my car; I didn’t gay park it.” Whether or not same-sex marriage should be legalized has become…
development of the visual reports provided by companies, Davison (2007) suggests that the expending use of graphs, pictures, photographs and other visual forms in the annual reports to convey information seemed to be useful tools of connection. This paper has built a model to explain photographs in accountability report from Barthes' theoretical work on photograph. Campbell et al., (2009) examine the face work in annual reports. The findings suggest that the use of these pictures may be more effective…
ENG122: Composition II
An Introduction to Argument
English 122: Composition II
An Introduction to Argument
Argument and Rhetoric
An argument can take many forms. It is, at its root, a method for communicating a singular
position with evidence, logic, and persuasion. There are essential elements to all valid
arguments, though they may take different forms.
A successful argument depends upon the delicate balance
between these elements. Imagine a…
my target audience and how to analyze other works. Prior to this course, when I wrote I rarely had a rough draft and seldom did I organized my ideas ahead of time. I think that my writing has improved a lot because I have a better understanding of rhetoric writing and editing, but there is always more to improve on.
My writing skills are what I think I improved most on. Though I still have a long ways to go, there is a big difference from the beginning of the semester to where I am now. I also still…