Small Group Analysis-Evaluation Exercise #1
WR 121, Spring 2011, Prof. Cora Agatucci
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1.  Small Group Members' First and Last Names (please print clearly):

 

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2.  Write a complete, correctly formatted MLA style Works Cited bibliographical entry for the  essay (from the attached approved list  of Essay Choices below of previously & new assigned readings) that your small group has chosen to analyze and evaluate for this in-class exercise:

 

 

 

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3.  Who is the author and what is her/his expertise relevant to the topic addressed in her/his essay?  To answer this question, review and cite relevant information Muller provides in the header note introducing the essay and its author (e.g. her/his background, credentials, experience, etc.):

 

 

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4.  What are the dominant rhetorical modes used in this essay?  To answer this question, review Muller's "Contents of Essays by Rhetorical Mode" (xxv-xxxii) carefully and identify all Rhetorical Mode under which Muller lists your group's chosen essay:

 

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5.  Define each of the rhetorical modes identified in item #4 above. Respond to this topic by reviewing and citing relevant definitions that Muller gives in his "Glossary" (839-850) and/or in his "Writing Body Paragraphs: Choosing Strategies for Development" (54-65):

 

 

 

 

 

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6.  Quote/paraphrase and cite example/s in the selected essay that illustrate the author's use of the rhetorical modes and writing strategies identified in items #4 and #5 above

 

 

 

 

 

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7. Select, identify, and answer one of the "Rhetoric" questions Muller poses at the end of your group's selected essay. Respond to this topic first (a) by quoting the "Rhetoric" question (citing Muller + page number) which your group has decided to address, and then (b) by writing out your group's answer to the selected "Rhetoric" question.

 

 

 

 

 

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8.  Identify one strength of the selected essay, and briefly explain why your group  evaluates this aspect of the essay a strength.  In responding to this topic, you are encouraged review the o apply one or more criteria by which your own Essay #1 will be evaluated.

 

 

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9.  Identify one weakness of the selected essay, and briefly explain why your group evaluates this aspect of the essay a weakness. 

 

 

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Essay Choices for Small Group Analysis-Evaluation Exercise #1
in MLA Style Works Cited Format

Bordo, Susan.  "The Globalization of Eating Disorders."  The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues across the Disciplines. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. 11th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2011. 723-726. Print.

Brooks, David.  "Love, Internet Style."  [New York Times 8 Nov. 2003.]  The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues across the Disciplines. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. 11th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2011. 318-320. Print.

Carey, Benedict.  "Judging Honesty by Words, Not Fidgets."  [New York Times 12 May 2009.]  The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues across the Disciplines. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. 11th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2011. 9-12. Print.

Gelernter, David.  "Unplugged: The Myth of Computers in the Classroom." [New Republic 1994.]  The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues across the Disciplines. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. 11th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2011. 278-280. Print.

Hockenberry, John.  "The Blogs of War." [Wired Aug. 2005.] The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues across the Disciplines. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. 11th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2011. 91-99. Print. 

King, Stephen.  "My Creature from the Black Lagoon."  [Danse Macabre,1981; and Playboy 1982.]   The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues across the Disciplines. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. 11th ed. Boston:
McGraw-Hill , 2011. 525-532. Print.

Lakoff, Robin Tolmach.  "From Ancient Greece to Iraq, the Power of Words in Wartime."  [New York Times 18 May 2004.]  The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues across the Disciplines. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. 11th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill , 2011. 7-9. Print.

Martin, Steve.  "Writing Is Easy."  [New Yorker 24 Jun. 1996.]  The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues across the Disciplines. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. 11th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill , 2011. 33-35. Print.

Murray, Donald M. "The Maker's Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscripts." [The Writer, 1973.] The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues across the Disciplines. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. 11th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2011. 86-90. Print.

Tan, Amy. "Mother Tongue." [Threepenny Review 1990; 1989.] The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues across the Disciplines. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. 11th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill , 2011. 76-81. Print.

Tannen, Deborah. "Sex, Lies and Conversation: Why Is It So Hard for Men and Women to Talk to Each Other?" [Washington Post 1990.] The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues across the Disciplines. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. 11th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill , 2011. 100-104. Print.


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