As I pointed out to my students, the internet is very much so a public place, regardless of the sometimes flimsy, sometimes more strict privacy settings of a given website.We never really know the uses to which our words will be put, and especially when asking students to share and compose in digital spaces, it’s important to get them thinking about how online identities and compositions might be read.
If you have an immediate reaction to the person's profile, try to identify what sparked the reaction.
To introduce the concept of ethos in a rhetoric classroom.
To introduce students to the implications of online writing and the ways in which our writing reflects a particular image of ourselves to different audiences.
For this exercise, you will analyze a person's ethos based on their self-summary.
You'll then play match-maker, deciding amongst four candidates who would make the best match with your bachelor or bachelorette.