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September 23, 2004

BOR in RHE306

By Byron LaMasters

It's nice to know that BOR is contributing to academia here at the University of Texas. I just noticed that we're used as an example in UT's entry level Rhetoric and Composition class (I tested out of it).

Posted by Byron LaMasters at September 23, 2004 03:39 PM | TrackBack


(I tested out of it)

I'm curious: what is the point of your aside?

Posted by: seth at September 23, 2004 04:32 PM

I don't think I've ever met anyone who didn't test out of it. I know I did (thank god).

Posted by: Andrew D at September 23, 2004 04:57 PM

I'm curious: what is the point of your aside?

I'm curiousL what is the point of your comment?

Posted by: Karl-T at September 23, 2004 08:10 PM

Keeping good company with the Freepers I see. He he he.

Posted by: utlaw guy at September 23, 2004 09:25 PM

I tested out of it too, but you did kinda sound like an ass.

Posted by: jude law at September 23, 2004 09:46 PM

Yeah, BOR has fans in low places. These are today's lecture notes for a rhetoric course I teach in a computer lab in the basement of FAC. I love teaching in election years but it's a tough gig when students have little interest in current events, politics, news, reading...At the beginning of the semester, only 2-3 out of more than 20 had ever heard of a blog. Last week about the same number recognized the name Condoleeza Rice. I knew that at least some of you are students at UT and thought BOR would be a good example for my students on a number of levels. And they actually perked up when I introduced the site. We'd love to have one or more of you drop in some time to discuss it and do a Q&A. Mail me if this is something you might be interested in doing.
hook em,
Brian Condrey

Posted by: Brian at September 24, 2004 12:46 AM

The point of my aside? Not really much point, other than to suggest that the course is an entry-level (mostly) freshmen course that people commonly test out of (including myself). The intent was not in any way meant to be condescending in anyway, if that was the impression given.

Posted by: Byron L at September 24, 2004 11:31 AM

Byron - thanks, that makes sense. The aside came across to me as sounding a little elitist, and I wasn't sure what you were trying to say. I figured you weren't trying to be snotty, which would seem quite out of character, so I was wondered what you actually meant. I wasn't trying to be snide in my comment, I was just hoping that you could elaborate a little bit so as to avoid the (false) perception that you were implying that people who do not test out of E306 are in some way less intelligent. At any rate, keep up the good work.

Posted by: seth at September 24, 2004 01:42 PM
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