Activity description: During this activity you will access the Chair’s Address of the 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). There are many ways to access the speech. Please access the speech in the way(s) most useful to you and be sure to indicate in your post how you accessed the video at the top of your post.
Video with image, sound, and captions (thirty-nine minutes long): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYt3swrnvwU
transitions (e.g., how does he transition between ideas, and how do his transitions between ideas or main points relate to those we make in writing?)
unity and organization (e.g., how does he organize his speech, and how does his organization relate to how we organize our essays?)
determining indented audiences (e.g., who is his intended audience, and how does knowing our intended audiences shape how we write?)
authorial credibility (e.g., what are two or more specific examples of how Banks creates authorial credibility and trustworthiness during his speech, and how do we do the same when we write essays?)
tone (e.g., what is the tone of the speech and how does it enhance his ability to communicate with his audience? What does tone allow us to do in our own essays?)
genre (e.g., to what genre does the speech belong and how does genre influence our expectations about how we write?)
introductions and conclusions (e.g., how does he introduce and conclude the video, and how do introductions and conclusions function in our own essays?)
After you access Banks’ speech, write a two (or more) paragraph response of at least 400 words, in which you address all the composition considerations I have posed. In other words, respond specifically and comprehensively to each of the questions for which I asked you to take notes, which will help you discuss how the speech offers analogies for the composition considerations I noted. As you probably know, an analogy is often a comparison of two dissimilar things made to help folks understand an idea or concept.