This assignment asks you to consider the rhetorical value of reference and intertextuality. Broadly speaking, the paper could be treated as a meditation/analysis/argument by comparison (possibly even an evaluative argument). Build your draft by completing all of the “Required Items” and making selections from the “Optional Items” below. Required Items In the course of your essay, be sure to complete each of the following tasks: Examine some/all of the references used in a source and identify and describe the following: What is the method used to integrate the outside material for this reference (does the author use direct quotation or paraphrase, or do they make indirect references introduced via allusion/versioning/remix/collage, etc.)? Is the reference attributed to the source and (if so) how? (Is the author named? Are credentials listed/important?) Is the reference cited? How? Discuss the rhetorical impact of the references used in at least one multimedia source (a song, a movie, a TV episode, a podcast, a news clip, a multimedia website, etc.). You can use more than one multimedia source, but you must use at least one. Discuss the rhetorical impact of the references used in at least one source from Language Acts. You can use more than one reading from that book, but you must use at least one. Caveat 1: You can discuss any of the three assigned readings for Module 3 (the essays by bell hooks, Kevin Davis and Wesley Morris), but you must discuss at least one selection from Language Acts that we didn’t cover in class. Caveat 2: Nicholas Carr’s “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” cannot be one of the sources you discuss. One video from our readings page already covers that source, but it would be a useful model to consider when writing your essay.