Reflection: Unit Exams Understanding Rhetoric Summative Assessment - Section 2: Summative Assessment


I chose this particular text because I thought the ideas and tone were rather obvious, but in fact it was too gender-specific, and too close to the students.  The piece (I wish I could share it!) takes a very strong position regarding objectification of women in popular culture.  However, it relies a lot on references to shows and movies that the students haven't seen (even though they were 21st century ones!), and the context, in retrospect, was just slightly too mature.  This is a time when I have to recognize exigence myself in choosing texts for a test!  While the students did reasonably well on recognizing tone, the central idea itself was a bit lost on most of them--if they didn't get that, they couldn't do really well on the questions.  I will probably scale the test to validate the student's effort, and explain to them the rhetorical mistake I made in choosing the piece--as well as spend some time going over it.  A definite learning experience for me!

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Understanding Rhetoric Summative Assessment

Unit 2: Understanding Rhetoric
Lesson 13 of 13

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate their knowledge of rhetorical strategies and situations through this written assessment of the unit.

Big Idea: Show what you know, clearly and concisely, about the rhetorical situation and rhetorical appeals.

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