40 thoughts on “23 TUE NOV 20”

  1. – Visual rhetoric is a two fold idea. The visual needs to be described in details, then it needs to be judged.
    – People who say “everything happens for a reason” are annoyingly positive and know there isn’t a great outlook for a horrible situation. That is a way to make something negative better even though it isn’t. It is a way to pretend that the only way that something remotely good can happen in life, is if something tragic happens; which isn’t true. It is an idea of fate.
    – The word “only” modifies the word or phrase that follows it. “Only” is very specific and changes the sentence completely depending on where it is. If “only” is the last word in the sentence, it modifies everything before it.

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  2. Visual Rhetoric needs to serve two purposes: visually describe the image and literally describe what the image is saying.
    “Only, used correctly” -great exercise in how to use, only, correctly. This one will take some practice in my own writing.

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  3. Nov. 20 Notes
    -Remember the rhetorical part of the visual rhetoric assignment. The ad creator did everything for a purpose.
    – The rule of “only” is that is modifies the word that follows it. Only has many different meanings depending on where it is located in the sentence.
    – Research paper first draft due next Thursday. Don’t be afraid of too many sources.

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  4. Over viewed the visual rhetoric assignment and what was needed. Then went over the riddle, and the assignment dedicated to it. The “only” assignment was over viewed and taught us the nature of the word only, where it can be translated to the view that simple words or phrases could have different meanings, or are used to different effect. Had an assignment about grammar, where we had to edit a grammatically incorrect paragraph.

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    1. I guess you’ll never stop using “talked about” language INSTEAD of taking actual notes, Sundial, no matter how many times I try to help you understand the difference. Want to try one more time? Ask me.
      1/3

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  5. -“Everything happens for a reason” is s saying that consoles the less fortunate, who doesn’t necessarily get what they want, and gives them hope that the incident leads to something that wouldn’t of happened if it wasn’t for that incident.
    -“Only” should be placed where it is most effective

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  6. Visual Rhetoric
    – Two-fold trick
    — 1. Describe the visual(details)
    — 2. Explain the rhetoric(what the image is saying)
    Only
    – Modifies the word/phrase that follows it
    – The placement of the word “only” can change the meaning of the sentence
    Research Paper
    – First draft
    – 3000 words
    – 10 sources at most
    – Due Thursday 11/29 before class

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  7. – We’re judgmental beings. In visual rhetoric, the purpose is to judge what we see and find out its meaning. Visual rhetoric is like visualizing music.
    – To me, the phrase “Everything happens for a reason” has a cause-and-effect nature. It means that everything has a purpose.
    – The word “only” modifies the word that follows it.
    – An over-cited paper is evidence of research.

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    1. Yes, I guess “Everything happens for a reason” can be BOTH cause-and-effect AND indicate that everything has a purpose. But it’s a stretch.

      Cause-and-effect means the “thing that happens” occurs as the result of a prior cause.

      But “everything has a purpose” indicates that today’s event occurred to serve and may even be the cause of something in the future.

      One points back; the other points forward.

      3/3

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  8. -the Visual rhetoric is a two fold idea. The visual needs to be described in details, then it needs to be explained well.
    -what ever crosses our mind is the visual rhetoric value of the image.
    -we have to Remember that the rhetorical part is the important part of visual rhetoric assignment.
    -the word “only” should be used or place where it is most needed or effective.
    -the word “only” modifies the word/phrase which is following to it.
    -by using “only” at different places in a sentence changes the meaning of the sentence every time.
    – 3000 words research paper first draft is due before 11/29 (Thursday) class.
    -An over-cited paper is evidence of research.
    -Research paper first draft due next Thursday (midnight, 29 November).

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  9. There are two parts to a visual rhetoric. It should not just be painting a picture for the reader. It should paint a picture, but also draw conclusions, and make an argument. Everything in every frame of a video is intentional.

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  10. November 20th
    • Visual and Rhetoric are two separate pieces (two-fold). Describe the visual and then explain the rhetoric. The ad creator did everything they did for a purpose.
    • “Everything Happens for a Reason” fate or destiny, respond to the four prompts.
    • The world only modifies sentences depending on where the word is placed.
    -She told him that she loved him. The word only can be placed in this sentence and have eight different meanings.
    • Thursday November 29th the first draft of our research position paper, it is the culmination of a semesters work. Make first draft a lot longer than 3000 words because prof gets rid of extraneous words.
    • Take a real thanksgiving break

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    1. • The world only modifies sentences depending on where the word is placed.

      Well, yes, but what’s the rule? It can be stated in as many words as you used to talk about it without stating it.

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  11. 11/20/18

    VISUAL RHETORIC REVIEW
    *It is crucial to describe the image but also explain WHY everything is; why are the girls nails perfectly manicured? Why are they sitting on a vintage couch?..*

    RIDDLE ABOUT FATE
    “Everything happens for a reason”
    Or does it? Are we in control? Is fate? Is it all cause and affect?
    I’d like to believe im in control. I do believe every small decision you make leads to one big event; good or bad. Something I’d rather not think about and just live. 🙂
    I don’t like the saying after this class, lol.

    ONLY
    ..has the ability to make a sentence have a completely different meaning based on where it is placed.
    *Examples from class:
    -She told only him that she loved him.
    She told him and no one else that she loved him.
    -She told him only that she loved him.
    She said that she loved him, and said nothing more.

    11/29= DUE DATE FOR 3000 WORD RESEARCH PAPER
    -If you’re having troube writing only 1500-2000, find better sources, this should be easy as a result from all our preparation in class/assignments.
    -^Do not cite fewer then 7…don’t do it.^
    -Post before it’s due if you want feedback!

    Not class related:
    I hope you enjoy the company of your loved ones on your holiday! My thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.

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      1. Something I’d rather not think about and just live. 🙂
        I don’t like the saying after this class, lol.

        I’ve never liked it either, or had much patience for anyone who said it.
        🙂

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  12. Visual Rhetoric is a 2 part assignment. Describe the visual then judge the visual. Riddle about Fate. “Only” abuse and misuse exercise. Research position paper is due November 29th. Grammar Basics exercise.

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  13. Everything happens for a reason consoles the less fortunate. It makes them complacent with shortcomings.

    “only” is a tricky word for the sole reason it can fit in multiple places within a sentence. The true answer is where you think it would lead to the most impact with your essay.

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    1. More to the point, “only” can go just one place in your sentence since only one meaning is the one you want to express. Yes, “only” can be moved, but not without radically altering your message or at the very least creating ambiguity.

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  14. Visual Rhetoric is a two fold idea. The rule of only is that it’s modifies the word that follows it “everything happens for a reason are annoying positive and know there isn’t a great outlook for a horrible situation.

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  15. 11-20-18

    -As humans, we are constantly judging everything around us
    -Details you choose to include in your visual rhetoric pose many questions to readers as to why these details are the way they are, this is where the rhetoric comes in

    Rule of Only: this word modifies, or limits, the word that follows it
    The placement of only can change a sentence’s meaning drastically

    3000 Word Research Position Paper
    DUE THU NOV 29

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  16. – Visual rhetoric is a two fold idea.
    – Visually describe the image and literally describe what the image is saying.
    – The word “only” modifies the word or phrase that follows it.
    – “Only” is very specific and changes the sentence completely depending on where it is.
    – If “only” is the last word in the sentence, it modifies everything before it.
    – Research paper first draft is due next Thursday.
    – “Everything happens for a reason” is a saying that it consoles the less fortunate, and gives them hope that the incident leads to something that wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for that incident.
    – Research paper must be 3,000 words and 10 sources at the most.
    – “Everything happens for a reason” has a cause and effect nature. Everything has a purpose.
    – An over-cited paper is evidence of research.

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  17. -describe the visual, explain the rhetoric. Make sure to explain director’s choice and how it makes you feel
    -whatever crossed your mind is something that goes through your head, so make sure to explain that something since it is the rhetorical effect of that visual
    – “everything happens for a reason” It is a good way to take a negative situation and make it better.
    -try to convince someone to draw a new conclusion that is based on research.
    -both and argument and a research paper
    -legitimacy with evidence, adopt a clear point a view, refute the strongest argument against it
    – “Only” can make the same sentence different, so be careful

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  18. 11/20/18

    Visual rhetoric is two fold. Examine the details and describe the visual, then explain the rhetoric within the material.

    Riddle about fate

    Only:
    Only she told him that she loved him. She loves him
    She only told him that she loved him. She doesn’t love him
    She told only him that she loved him. She told just him she loves him
    She told him only that she loved him. Told him one thing

    Only modifies whatever follows it. This is always true except for the last word. Only will modify the last word whether it is put before or after the word.

    Nothing matters if people understand you. Grammar does not matter at this point.

    Research Paper – Due Nov 29th. Both a research paper and an argument paper. Compiles the work of the entire semester. Minimum 3,000 word requirement.

    Make first draft larger than 3,000 words. Repetition and unneeded words will be eliminated.

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