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HUMANS & TECHNOLOGY
|Medium||Multimedia Blog Post on your own WordPress Blog|
|Elements||At least 1 direct quote from House of Leaves
Bibliography for all works used
|Length||Approx. 500 words (2 double-spaced pages)|
|Due||March 28, before class begins|
So far in House of Leaves there is a strong presence of technology through digital media. This blog asks you to write your own assessment of the good and bad aspects of technology for human evolution while you discuss the function of technology in the novel.
Choose 1 or 2 ways that technology functions in House of Leaves. Explain this technology in detail by honing in one 1 or 2 particularly passages in which this technology is presented. Select one contemporary technology to compare to the technology in this novel. How this technology function today in American society? End your post with an argument about whether you feel that technology of this kind is beneficial or harmful, or a bit of both.
Be sure that your blog meets the criteria of the blog genre.
|Comprehension||Meets all criteria of the prompt, exceeding expectations (5)||Meets all criteria of the prompt (4)||Meets most criteria of the prompt (3)||Does not meet most criteria of the prompt (0-2)||5|
|Timeliness & Executive Function||Blog is submitted on time and displays that student has met self-identified goals (5)||Blog is submitted on time and displays that student has met some self-identified goals (4)||Blog is not submitted on time but student made arrangements to submit late; may display some self-identified goals (3)||Blog is late and student did not make adequate arrangements; does not display satisfactory movement toward self-identified goals (0-2)||5|
|Genre & Discourse Community||Expresses the unique attributes of blog-writing well; but it also asks us to reconsider the genre and push the boundaries of how we define it (18-20)||Expresses many attributes of the blog genre, such as language and style, but may miss some elements (16-17)||Expresses a few attributes of the blog genre, but misses most elements (13-15)||Does not express enough attributes of the blog genre (0-12)||20|
|Rhetorical Strategies||Displays exceptional awareness of rhetorical strategies; these inform every move to display advanced critical thinking (18-20)||Displays some awareness of rhetorical strategies; these play a role at some key moments, showing some critical thinking (16-17)||Sometimes rhetorical moves are made but more attention needs to be paid to displaying rhetorical awareness (13-15)||Few or no rhetorical strategies are apparent, suggesting that not enough critical thinking drives the line of inquiry (0-12)||20|
|Source Work: Close-Reading, Summary, Quoting, Multimedia, Synthesis||Texts, links, images, and multimedia are integrated smoothly and accurately with attention to countering, forwarding, and sandwiching; usage enhances line of inquiry clearly (18-20)||Most source work is integrated smoothly and/or accurately with some attention to countering, forwarding, and/or sandwiching (16-17)||Some source work is integrated smoothly and/or accurately; however, sources could often be countered, forwarded, and/or sandwiched more clearly (13-15)||Few or no texts are integrated well enough to provide a sense of usage to the line of inquiry (0-12)||20|
|Argumentation||A series of arguments build upon each other to drive inquiry; includes judgment, counter-argument, and a number of stakes (18-20)||At least one clear argument is made that includes judgment, counterargument, and stakes (16-17)||An argument could emerge but not enough judgment is apparent; the “thesis” is a smart observation with potential to grow (13-15)||Observations are mostly without ethical value; no argument is clearly expressed (0-12)||20|
|Mechanics||Uses appropriate and correct language, organization, clarity, grammar, punctuation, MLA formatting, etc. to express ideas creatively in the blog genre (10)||Often uses appropriate and/or correct language, organization, clarity, grammar, punctuation, spacing, MLA formatting, etc. to express ideas in the blog genre (8-9)||Mostly uses appropriate and/or correct mechanics (7)||Does not use appropriate and/or correct mechanics and this affects the readability of the work (0-6)||10|