Class Notes for Week Six

Google Docs:

  • -100 points for absences.
  • Table contains breakdown for assignments.
  • Highlighted in blue is the total points.
  • Look at rubrics for major projects.
  • Separate rubrics for formative suggestions and summative points (encourages student to look at feedback).
    • used to see where you need to improve in specific categories.
    • used to see improvement between the different phases of projects.
  • Total Points= General Participation Points + Major Project Points – Absences
  • Check math just to make sure points are added correctly.
  • Can get points for feedback on google doc.

Reorganizing Website:

  • Hover over title.
  • Select “Menu”.
  • (Can also be accessed from Dashboard.) Appearance > Menu.
  • Select primary menu or top menu.
  • Add Pages or Links.
  • Can drag and drop. (Create a hierarchy.)
  • Also, can add categories.
  • UP TO YOU HOW YOU ORGANIZED YOUR SITE.

Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination And Segregation Through Physical Design Of The Built Environment,” by Sarah Schindler:

  • Rhetorical Situation: what you’re responding to, engaging in, and shaping.
    • Purpose: why the author wrote the piece. (examples: inform, analyze, question, etc.)
      • Purpose of Schindler’s Article: One is to make an argument on how and why districting and architecture can lead to racial and socio-economic divides. Also, informs the reader by using specific examples of how the built environment can encourage segregation and discrimination. Example: Some people don’t want MARTA to expand, because it gives people of a low socio-economic class access to other areas. Example 2: In Long Island bridges were made so only people could afford cars could get to the beach.
      • Author: Sarah Schindler is a law professor. Yale published her article and has received a lot of positive feedback. Also, lot’s of evidence that can be traced back to footnotes and documentation.
      • Audience: She is writing for the people who may not know the history or all the examples she sights. The article was posted through Yale, so it is targeted for an academic context. Also, maybe targets legislators, civil rights leaders, judges, or lawyers.
  • Rhetoric is not only something you do in class. Even facebook posts can be rhetoric.
  • Content of this class: rhetoric and rhetoric of built environment
  • At the end of class a survey was conducted by Dr. Holmes.