"Good learners, like everyone else, are living, squirming, questioning, perceiving, fearing, loving, and languaging nervous systems, but they are good learners precisely because they believe and do certain things that less effective learners do not believe and do." -Postman and Weingartner (31)
On developing student voice through rhetorical analysis and dialogue project. Good stuff.
I learned in project 2 how to write a dialogue and include my voice within it. This allowed me to view opinions in different ways and allowed me to develop an opinion about them. This project also made me think about how I want my own voice to be portrayed and how to develop my thoughts in a conversation. I already knew how I stood on the topic beforehand, but still had to figure out how to make my voice fit into the conversation. I accomplished this by thinking of how I would write about this topic as if I was a professional.
I learned specifically how to include myself within dialogue and to see how other authors use persuasion within articles. This allowed me to think critically about what persuasion techniques work best. One author used a fear technique…
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