After missing a week of school for a death in my family, we returned to discussing the rhetorical situation today. Students had read Steve Jobs’s 2005 Stanford University Commencement Address while I was gone, but we actually watched it today. Students used the video of the speech, as well as the university president’s introduction beforehand, to form a more complete understanding of the rhetorical situation, which we discussed in depth during class. Students also had some time to read/annotate their independent novels. Homework: I’ll be checking Part 1 and Part 2 of your novels next class.