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This caught my attention as I was reading through a sociological images blog. The clothing company Forever 21 has revamped Minnie Mouse’s image. Here is what she looked like before:

And here is what she looks like now:

What do you think of her extreme makeover? Is there an argument being made here? What do you think it is?

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*Andrew brought to my attention that the dates posted earlier were wrong, so I have made changes. Sorry for any confusion!

Hi Class,

A few quick announcements:

1. Don’t forget to turn in your final draft of Researched Essay 3 to CE6 by TUESDAY, at 2:00PM.

2. Don’t forget that you will need to turn in the : first draft, second draft, updated annotated bib., and final as hard copies as part of your Portfolios when you submit them on Thursday.

3. On Monday, we will discuss preparing for an in-class essay exam, and talk about what to expect with your in-class essays.

4. On Wednesday, we will examine the subject you will be writing about for your last essay, and you will be able to begin brainstorming/organizing ideas, which you will then write out on Friday.

5. Unless you are doing a significant revision, you only have two new essays included in your portfolio: Reflective Portfolio Essay, and In-Class ESsay 4.

That’s it for now. Keep checking back for updates! 🙂

Hi Class,

Here are a few announcements before we go on break. Make sure to check your HCC email and the blog periodically for announcements/reminders.

  • Workshops. If you haven’t workshopped yet, you should be reading through drafts and answering the prompts. You should also be posting your comments to the CE6 Assignments Board for full credit. If you haven’t already done so, you should post immediately for partial or late credit.
  • Second Drafts. Will be due the class we return from Thanksgiving break. I give you credit for having completed your first and second drafts on time, so make sure you’re on top of this. Furthermore, you must submit your second draft on time in order to be able to conference with me.

I think that’s all for now. See Workshop Group B tomorrow, and the rest of you after Thanksgiving!



Hello Class!

Right now you should be working on reading the drafts submitted to you and if you haven’t received any from your peers, then they will be missing out on crucial revision suggestions and more importantly, POINTS.

I  just finished my first 121 group workshop, and they did a GREAT job. Coming prepared with your peer workshop prompt answers and SPECIFIC comments helps the process go much faster and makes things much more productive. The comments exchanged today were all constructive, relevant, and insightful.

You have many drafts to look over, so if you haven’t started, do it. Bring your comments with you to class. You will each be giving your comments so if you are unprepared, it will be evident.

See you TOMORROW, group A: Dhrupal, Andrew D., Andrew C., Shannon, and Jessica B!

I was going to write long, drawn-out suggestions to help you with conclusions, replete with examples and diagrams, but decided to  post this link on conclusions instead, which says everything I wanted to say in a much more concise fashion.

There aren’t any real student examples, but we can use your drafts as the examples during our workshops. Don’t forget: bring FOUR copies of your drafts to class with you Tuesday. Bring them prior to class; don’t rely on our class printer because Murphy’s law will state that the printer will break down on you! And you’ll be draftless and won’t get the points.


The syllabus asks you to bring FOUR hard copies of your draft with you to class Tuesday, so please do that. Don’t worry about the SafeAssign directions. Just bring your draft and the copies to class Tuesday.

DO NOT rely on the printers in the classroom to print out your drafts; they often break and if they do, you will NOT BE ABLE TO TURN YOUR DRAFT IN LATE.


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