Weekly reading quizzes for RHE 309S.

Please email your quiz responses to: jimbrown[at]mail[dot]utexas[dot]edu

Quiz: 10/16

Chapters 16 and 17 are about having your say on the problem and the solution. These are possible approaches for the preface you will write as your final project. In no more than three sentences, make one of two arguments about your topic: 1) Make an argument in which you "have your say" about the problem; 2) Make an argument in which you "have your say" about the solution.

Quiz: 10/14

1) According to the text, what is the difference between analyzing an argument and responding to an argument?

2) Chapter 15 ("Having your say on the state of the debate") explains how to map out different "camps" or "groups of allies" as you research a topic or controversy. Briefly name and explain at least two "groups of allies" that you are discovering in your own research.

Quiz: 10/9

In no more than three sentences, provide a brief analysis of one of the argument's from Tuesday night's presidential debate. You may analyze an argument made by one of the candidates, or you may analyze a disagreement between the two candidates.

Quiz: 9/30

In no more than two sentences, explain Rogerian argument.

Quiz: 9/23

List the three styles discussed in chapter 6 of Charney, then give one characteristic of each.

Quiz: 9/16

1) Watch these two videos and discuss their appeals to ethos, pathos, and/or logos. You do not have to identify all three (there may not be evidence of all three kinds of appeals). It is not enough to just identify the appeals. You must make an argument (by using evidence) for your claim that a certain kind of appeal is being used:

2) Summarize Easterbrook's argument in 1-2 sentences.

Quiz: 10/30

1) What does Trimble mean by unconscious writing?

2) What does Trimble mean by vigorous verbs?

3) What is a zero draft?