I just annotated a couple of professional editorials on diigo for you, with the idea that the comments might help you as you work on your own piece.
A lot of people find Kohn's work provacative, and not always in a good way. What's your reaction to this reading? Does it reflect the tensions you see around you in school, or is he talking about a different world from the one you live in? Post your response as a comment on this message.
Here's a link to Newton Minow's "wasteland" speech, which Obama references in his address.
Post your diigo username as a comment on this message so I can add you to the class diigo group. (This won't make sense until class today (if then :))
If you're a member of the Class of 2011, watch this video:
I need to meet with you at some point this week to get your course choice for next year.
Tuesday, Feb. 22 -- Second draft due.
Monday, March 1 -- Receive second drafts back.
Monday, March 8 - Final draft due.
Friday, March 12 -- I'll name the semi-finalists from the class.
Nicholas Kristof of the NYTimes recently asked a Pakistani teen who had lived for a year in the United States to blog about her life back in Pakistan.
Thought some of you might be interested in the results.
Also, I am sometimes guilty of being overly critical of marketing techniques in class (the analogy between persuasive techniques and logical fallacies comes to mind). Here, Kristof argues that we would do a better job saving the world if we figured out how to market good causes more effectively.
Excellent question. Check out the "sample editorial" I posted on the main page. It comes from a previous year's student, and I added my own commentary to help you out.