AP English Assignment Schedule For Assignment 10/7 Unit 5: Writing an Analysis of an Argument Students: read text, review ppp. 177-91 Discussion Arguments for analysis: Jacoby “Bring Back Flogging” 191-4 (pick one topic) 250-300 buzzwords for in-class analysis, paying close attention to the checklist on 190. In this lesson we will simultaneously discuss the issue while looking at essay responses. 10/8 10/9 10/10 10/14-17 10/20 10/21 10/22 10/23 10/24 10/27 10/28 10/29 10/30 11/5 11/6 11/7 11/10 11/11 11/20 11/21 11/24 12/2 12/3 12/4 12/5 Read John Irving’s “Wrestling with Title IX.” Prepare to discuss the Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing. (19498) Review “Canons of Arrangement” in Silva Rhetoricae. Read Peter Singer’s “Animal Liberation.” Prepare to discuss the Topics…. (199-211) Review “Canons of Style” in Silva Rhetoricae. Vocab 2 quiz; view Krrish CI Chapter 6, “Developing and Argument of Your Own.”(and review PPT). We will review the chapter’s contents in class. Based upon the contents of Chapter 6, write the Exercise (choose one of the nine topics) for a First Draft Review in-class on Monday. Revise and complete the essay for class time Wednesday. We may have a Special Guest today. Essays Due, with Final Draft In-Class Review; Vocab 3 Review WSHS Book Fair Vocab 3 Quiz; Quiz Review. Introduction of Toulmin Method of Argument CI Chapter 8, “A Philosopher’s View: The Toulmin Model.” Review the weblinks to the Toulmin Method. We will discuss Dukakis and Mitchell, “Raise Wages, Not Walls,” (333-5) with the Toulmin method guide at “Thinking With Toulmin’s Method.” (335-6). You will be required to actively participate in this discussion. Prepare your notes to aid you in offering your answers to questions in “Thinking with Toulmin’s Method.” Buzz in 500 words evaluating the argument in “Raise Wages, Not Walls” from the Toulmin perspective. We will review these drafts in class. Buzz the final drafts for in-class review today. Discussion: Part Four, Current Issues: Occasions for Debate; General Discussion of the issue in Chapter 15, “Abortion: Whose Life Is It Anyway?” Discussion of Willis’s, “Putting Women Back into the Abortion Debate.” The class will divide up into two sides of the issue, and prepare for two days of discussion (not formal debate) on the issue. Participants must use the language and logic of the Toulmin method in the discussion. After two days, I will decide which side presented the more convincing argument. Review Silva Rhetoricae, Encompassing Terms, Persuasive Appeals, Branches of Oratory, and Canons of Rhetoric, and use the tools in your argument. Day One: The Abortion Argument Day Two: The Abortion Argument Read Analyzing a visual: Abortion, and Terry’s “The Abortion Clinic Shootings: Why?” Write a first draft of an essay (500 words) on one of the Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing (517). We will review the drafts in class. We will review the final drafts of the essays, with special attention to the elements that are working well. Read Garrett Hardin’s “Lifeboat Ethics: The Case against Helping the Poor.” (402-11) Pick one of the Topics for Discussion and Writing as your personal topic for analysis and writing. Prepare to talk about it. We will continue the discussion of Harding. Submit a written Buzzdoc based on your chosen Topic for Critical Thinking and Writing. I will edit this and comment upon it during the following week. We will discuss these drafts in class on 12/1. Be sure to consult the Checklist for Moral Reasoning on page 390. Read Randy Cohen’s “Three Letters (to an Ethicist)” (413-15). Prepare to discuss one of the Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing. Pick one to focus on. We will continue discussing Cohen. Write a Buzzdoc on your chosen Topic for Critical Thinking and Writing. We will have in-class review. Be sure to consult the Checklist for Moral Reasoning on page 390. Wrap-up of the Moral Reasoning Unit. Broader discussion of Moral Philosophy and the concept of ethos at-large.