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Friday, March 6, 2015

3/6 Make up assignment for absent students

Due to weather, today's absense CAN be made up.

To do so:
1) Watch both the Shawn Anchor and Steve Jobs speeches (also on blog)
2) Type and bring in two 250-word responses (total 500 words) that include both summary and personal reflection. 

Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005 high definition.flv

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Weds 3/4 - happiness at work!

Papers due - Fri 2/27 by email or dropped off in Dr. M's mailbox in English Dept (Islip 200)

Happiness at Work

Briggs-Meyers Test
other resources:

Interactive Career Satisfaction map

HW - Due fri 3/6
Write a 250 word response to the answers you got.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Friday 2.13

Today we'll cover a lot of ground.

I'll return your very first writings with comments.
We will review your assigned readings and notes.
We'll begin thinking about the revision.

Here is the full assignment for your paper #1 revision. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Week of Feb 4th

Weds - Reviewing Introduction to Understanding Rhetoric

Fri - Make up Essay #1 Day (Students who were in class 1/30 and wrote essay then are excused from class)

HW due Weds (2/11) of next week: 
  • Understanding Rhetoric - Read Chapter 1 and take 3-5 pages handwritten notes   

A helpful resource on taking study notes.

Still have pages to fill up.  Here are just a few other ways to use them:

  • Predictions:  Before you read, judging only by the title and other obvious material, what do you think the chapter will be about?  Will it connect to something you learned earlier in life (Hs?)? 
  • Personal Examples:  Are there experiences you've had/ seen/ heard where the principles of rhetoric and composition were made clear?  Any that conrtadicted them?
  • Visualizations:  Graphing or charting certain ideas visually can really help one understand them at a deeper level. 
  • Meta-analysis:  What do you think about the WAYS the materials are being presented? 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Welcome Spring 2015.

For your weekend homework (Due Weds 1/28), you'll work on Fragments and Comma Splices And Fused Sentences
Be sure to keep track of your answers. You can use the worksheets provided - or your own record - to keep track of your answers (and to submit to me).

After this, you'll revise your three paragraphs written for today's class, taking all you've learned about paragraph construction and sentence structure into consideration.