Week 15 (April 17&19)

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The list of categories you should use to keep your blog organized is here: http://spring2018.robinwharton.net/engl1102/uncategorized/use-these-categories-for-posts/.

Link to document with topic examples for final analysis essays: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13dA1ZO_DJKGuh2EBaEA0lWlIxFimzxUu-j0f1eAg6as/edit?usp=sharing 

*********Reading Annotations, Annotated Bibliography, Primary Source Descriptions should now be complete. Absent extenuating circumstances, submissions related to these major projects will only be accepted for completion credit.*********

Due:

  1. Complete draft of Final Analysis Essay (worth 500-1500 points) due as soon as possible if you haven't already turned it in. This is a full complete draft of your argument (about 1500-2500 words, plus images, charts, other media as useful to make your argument)

  1. Final Analysis Essay poster due April 20 by 11:59 pm.

  1. Final Analysis Essay Revised Draft  due April 27th by 11:59 pm.

  1. Re-read G2W Chapter 5: Research and Documentation (take the quiz for extra points:https://goo.gl/forms/dsCaNAYafKqfotTv1)

 

What are we doing in class?

*In-class work on integrating and documenting sources (MLA citation)

*Wrap up

Week 14 (April 10 & 12)

Right/Ctrl click on links below to open in a new tab or window. If you ever have questions about how to find course readings, email me before class, and I will help you find them. Please don't show up to class not having read and tell me you're unprepared because you couldn't find the reading.

The list of categories you should use to keep your blog organized is here: http://spring2018.robinwharton.net/engl1102/uncategorized/use-these-categories-for-posts/.

Link to document with topic examples for final analysis essays: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13dA1ZO_DJKGuh2EBaEA0lWlIxFimzxUu-j0f1eAg6as/edit?usp=sharing 

*********Reading Annotations, Annotated Bibliography, Primary Source Descriptions should now be complete. Absent extenuating circumstances, submissions related to these major projects will only be accepted for completion credit.*********

Due:

  1. Complete draft of Final Analysis Essay (worth 500-1500 points) due this Friday, April 13 at 11:59 pm. This is a full complete draft of your argument (about 1500-2500 words, plus images, charts, other media as useful to make your argument)

  1. Read: James Bridle, "Something is wrong on the internet." (Note: The video embedded and linked in the essay may be disturbing and triggering for some people. You do not have to watch the embedded or linked video to participate in a discussion about Bridle's argument or to complete the class prep)

  1. Class prep (up to 30 points): After reading Bridle's essay and drawing on his work and your own quick internet research, write up a blog post that responds to some or all of the following questions:

What responsibility do the creators of web content and the builders of web platforms have to set and conform to ethical and moral standards? Who gets to decide what is “ethical” or “moral”? What conversations should we be having as parents, siblings, grandparents, childcare providers, and friends among ourselves and with the children in our care about the internet and how to use it?

Submit the link to your post on Gradian.

  1. In-class work on Thursday on posters for the Final Analysis Essay project will be worth up to 50 participation points.

  1. Re-read G2W Chapter 5: Research and Documentation (take the quiz for extra points:https://goo.gl/forms/dsCaNAYafKqfotTv1)

 

What are we doing in class?

*Discuss reading

*In-class work on Final Analysis Essay posters

(Extra points suggestions: Come in during office hours or make an appointment to discuss your ideas for the Final Analysis Essay; revise a RR, PSD, or AB)

Looking ahead:

  1. Poster presentations of Final Analysis Essay due April 20 by 11:59 pm.  

  1. Final Analysis Essay Revised Draft  due April 27th by 11:59 pm.

Week 13 (April 3 & 5)

**********NO CLASS MEETING ON THURSDAY APRIL 5**********

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The list of categories you should use to keep your blog organized is here: http://spring2018.robinwharton.net/engl1102/uncategorized/use-these-categories-for-posts/.

Link to document with topic examples for final analysis essays: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13dA1ZO_DJKGuh2EBaEA0lWlIxFimzxUu-j0f1eAg6as/edit?usp=sharing 

Due:

  1. Draft introduction for Final Analysis Essay due by class time on Tuesday (30 points, submit your link on Gradian, can be Google doc, blog post, Dropbox .doc file, etc.)
  2. In-class work Tuesday on introductions will be worth up to 50 extra points
  3. Re-read G2W Chapter 5: Research and Documentation (take the quiz for extra points:https://goo.gl/forms/dsCaNAYafKqfotTv1)

 

What are we doing in class?

*Strategies for creating a compelling introduction

*In-class work on Final Analysis Essays

(Extra points suggestions: Come in during office hours or make an appointment to discuss your ideas for the Final Analysis Essay; revise a RR, PSD, or AB)

Looking ahead:

  1. Complete draft of Final Analysis Essay (worth 500-1500 points) due April 13 at 11:59 pm. This is a full complete draft of your argument (about 1500-2500 words, plus images, charts, other media as useful to make your argument)

  1. Poster presentations of Final Analysis Essay due April 20 by 11:59 pm.

  1. By April 9 these major projects should be complete: Reading Annotations, Annotated Bibliography, Primary Source Descriptions. Absent extenuating circumstances, after April 9, submissions related to these major projects will no longer be accepted, except for completion credit.

Week 12 (March 27 & 29)

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The list of categories you should use to keep your blog organized is here: http://spring2018.robinwharton.net/engl1102/uncategorized/use-these-categories-for-posts/.

Due:

  1. Annotated Bibliography 2 (10 entries, five revised and five new) due by 11:59 pm on March 30
  2. Class prep, 20 points:
  1. Submit a proposal (250-500 words) for your primary source analysis topic by class time on Thursday (you can post to your blog, or create a Google doc)
  1. Re-read for Unit 3 (read them both, respond to one of them for optional Unit 3 Reading Response):
  1. Howard Rheingold, _Net Smart_, Ch. 2 (PDF)
  2. The New London Group, A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures (PDF)
  3. Choose one supplemental reading to bring into conversation with one of these texts for an optional Reading Response. Here's a list of suggestions, or you can choose on your own in consultation with me.
  1. Re-read G2W Chapter 4: Inventing Rhetorically

 

What are we doing in class?

*Discussion of unit reading

*Discussion and peer review of primary source analysis topics

(Extra points suggestions: Come in during office hours or make an appointment to discuss your ideas for the Primary Source Analysis)

Looking ahead:

  1. Complete draft of Final Analysis Essay (worth 500-1500 points) due April 13 at 11:59 pm. This is a full complete draft of your argument (about 1500-2500 words, plus images, charts, other media as useful to make your argument)

  1. Poster presentations of Final Analysis Essay due April 20 by 11:59 pm.

  1. By April 9 these major projects should be complete: Reading Annotations, Annotated Bibliography, Primary Source Descriptions. Absent extenuating circumstances, after April 9, submissions related to these major projects will no longer be accepted, except for completion credit.

Week 11 (March 20 & 22)

Right/Ctrl click on links below to open in a new tab or window. If you ever have questions about how to find course readings, email me before class, and I will help you find them. Please don't show up to class not having read and tell me you're unprepared because you couldn't find the reading.

The list of categories you should use to keep your blog organized is here: http://spring2018.robinwharton.net/engl1102/uncategorized/use-these-categories-for-posts/.

Due:

  1. Class prep, 20 points:
  1. Read Final Analysis Essay project description
  2. After reading and reviewing the Final Analysis Essay project description, write up at least one question about the project and post it to your blog in the "SOS" category by class time on Tuesday, submit the link to your question on Gradian (10 points)
  3. Submit an early draft of Annotated Bibliography 2 on Gradian by class time on Thursday (10 points)
  1. Re-read for Unit 3 (read them both, respond to one of them for optional Unit 3 Reading Response):
  1. Howard Rheingold, _Net Smart_, Ch. 2 (PDF)
  2. The New London Group, A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures (PDF)
  3. Choose one supplemental reading to bring into conversation with one of these texts for an optional Reading Response. Here's a list of suggestions, or you can choose on your own in consultation with me.
  1. Read G2W Chapter 4: Inventing Rhetorically

 

What are we doing in class?

*Discussion of unit reading

*Evaluating sources

*Using and documenting sources

(Extra points suggestions: Come in during office hours or make an appointment to discuss your ideas for the Final Analysis Essay)

Looking ahead:

  1. Annotated Bibliography 2 (10 entries, five revised and five new) due by 11:59 pm on March 30.

  1. By April 9 these major projects should be complete: Reading Annotations, Annotated Bibliography, Primary Source Descriptions. Absent extenuating circumstances, after April 9, submissions related to these major projects will only be accepted for completion credit; no points will be awarded for them.

  1. Complete draft of Final Analysis Essay (worth 500-1500 points) due April 13 at 11:59 pm. This is a full complete draft of your argument (about 2000-2500 words, plus images, charts, other media as useful to make your argument)

  1. Final Analysis Poster due April 20 by 11:59 pm.

  1. Revised Final Analysis Essay due April 27 by 11:59 pm.

Week 10 (March 13 & 15)

*****NO CLASS MEETINGS THIS WEEK. GSU SPRING BREAK*****

Week 9 (March 6 & 8)

Begin Unit 3: Digital and Information Literacy

*****MEET IN THE LIBRARY ARCHIVES COLLOQUIUM ROOM FOR CLASS TUESDAY, MARCH 6*****

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The list of categories you should use to keep your blog organized is here: http://spring2018.robinwharton.net/engl1102/uncategorized/use-these-categories-for-posts/.

Due:

  1. Class prep, 30 points: Come to class Thursday, March 8, with at least five (5) sources, and two draft annotations. Your draft annotations and list of sources can be posted to your blog, created in a doc on Google Drive, or in a Word doc saved on Dropbox. Submit the link to your post or file via Gradian.
  2. Final draft of Annotated Bibliography 1 (5 entries) due on Friday, March 9 at 11:59 pm.
  3. Read for Unit 3 (read them both, respond to one of them for optional Unit 3 Reading Response):
  1. Howard Rheingold, _Net Smart_, Ch. 2 (PDF)
  2. The New London Group, A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures (PDF)
  3. Choose one supplemental reading to bring into conversation with one of these texts for an optional Reading Response. Here's a list of suggestions, or you can choose on your own in consultation with me.
  1. Read G2W Chapter 3: Persuading Rhetorically (complete quiz for extra points: https://goo.gl/forms/jAifeUODNxx8xgyk2)

 

What are we doing in class?

*Introduction to using the library archives

*Work on annotated bibliography

(Extra points suggestion: view Rheingold's Crap Detection Mini-course and write up a 2-3 paragraph summary of one to three of the "Crap Detection Resources" on your blog (+20-60), upload images and sounds, contribute to the glossary of terms, make a suggestion!)

Looking ahead:

  1. Optional Unit 3 Reading Response due by 11:59 pm on March 23.
  2. Annotated Bibliography 2 (10 entries, 5 revised, 5 new) due by 11:59 pm on March 30.

Week 8 (February 27 & March 1)

*****MEET IN THE LIBRARY ARCHIVES COLLOQUIUM ROOM FOR CLASS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27*****

Right/Ctrl click on links below to open in a new tab or window. If you ever have questions about how to find course readings, email me before class, and I will help you find them. Please don't show up to class not having read and tell me you're unprepared because you couldn't find the reading.

The list of categories you should use to keep your blog organized is here: http://spring2018.robinwharton.net/engl1102/uncategorized/use-these-categories-for-posts/.

Due:

  1. Sign up for a Zotero account and submit a link to your user profile before class time Thursday (+10).
  2. Review the Zotero library guide: http://research.library.gsu.edu/zotero. Optional for +30, install Firefox+Zotero plugin on your own computer and create two entries in your Zotero library before class on Thursday (submit link to your Zotero user page on Gradian).
  3. Find two (2) digital sources for your annotated bibliography by class time on Thursday. Carefully read and re-read both sources before class time on Thursday.
  4. Two annotated bibliographic entries, one entry about each source (+25) (you don't have to do this by class time, though you're welcome to give it a try; we will talk about how to do this in class so that you can post something before Week 9's class meeting)

 

What are we doing in class?

*From annotations to ABs

*Primary v Secondary Research

        *Annotations

        *Digital Literacy

*Discussion of readings

*Plagiarism

(Extra points suggestion: upload images/media/digital artifacts, contribute to the glossary of terms, make a suggestion!)

Looking ahead:

  1. Complete draft of Annotated Bibliography 1 due by class time, March 8

  1. Final draft of Annotated Bibliography 1 due 11:59 pm, March 9 (5 entries)

  1. Complete Unit 3 Readings:
  1. Howard Rheingold, _Net Smart_, Ch. 2 (PDF)
  2. The New London Group, A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures (PDF)
  3. Read both selections to prepare for class.
  4. Choose one supplemental reading to bring into conversation with one of these texts for an optional Reading Response. Here's a list of suggestions, or you can choose on your own in consultation with me.

Week 7 (February 20 & 22)

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The list of categories you should use to keep your blog organized is here: http://spring2018.robinwharton.net/engl1102/uncategorized/use-these-categories-for-posts/.

Due:

  1. Unit 2 Reading Response due by 11:59 pm on Friday, Feburary 23

  1. Read description of Annotated Bibliography project: http://spring2018.robinwharton.net/engl1102/syllabus-course-info/#ProjectsRow1.

  1. Class prep:
  1. 20 points: Submit a complete draft of your Unit 2 Reading Response by class time on Tuesday.
  2. 10 points: By class time Tuesday post at least one question about the Annotated Bibliography project to your blog, use the category "SOS".
  3. 10 points: By Friday at 11:59 pm, respond to at least two of your peers' questions, drawing on the conversations we've had in class. Remember, you need to submit links to everything via Gradian if you want to receive points.

What are we doing in class?

*Discussion of readings

*Workshop of reading responses

*What is an annotated bibliography?

(Extra points suggestion: upload images/media/digital artifacts, contribute to the glossary of terms, make a suggestion!)

Looking ahead:

  1. Draft of Unit 2 Primary Source Description due by class time on March 1. Final draft of Unit 2 Primary Source Description due 11:59 pm, March 2

  1. Continue Unit 3 Readings:
  1. Howard Rheingold, _Net Smart_, Ch. 2 (available on the Protected Course Readings page)
  2. The New London Group, A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures (PDF)
  3. Read both selections to prepare for class.
  4. Choose one supplemental reading to bring into conversation with one of these texts for an optional Reading Response. Here's a list of suggestions, or you can choose on your own in consultation with me.

Week 6 (February 13 & 15)

Begin Unit 2: Being and Composing Online

*****MEET AT THE QUILT GALLERY--117 LUCKIE ST NW, ATLANTA, GA 30303--FOR CLASS THURSDAY***** 

Right/Ctrl click on links below to open in a new tab or window. If you ever have questions about how to find course readings, email me before class, and I will help you find them. Please don't show up to class not having read and tell me you're unprepared because you couldn't find the reading.

The list of categories you should use to keep your blog organized is here: http://spring2018.robinwharton.net/engl1102/uncategorized/use-these-categories-for-posts/.

Due:

  1. Unit 2 Reading Response due by 11:59 pm on Feburary 23 (note extended deadline).

  1. Class prep, 20 points:
  1. By class time Tuesday post at least one discussion question about Unit 2 readings to your blog. Use the category "Conversations."
  2. By Friday at 11:59 pm, respond to at least two of your peers' questions, drawing on the conversations we've had in class. Remember, you need to submit links to everything via Gradian if you want to receive points.

  1. Complete Unit 2 Readings:
  1. Arola, Sheppard, Ball, _Writer/Designer_, Ch. 1: "What Are Multimodal Projects?" (available on the Protected Course Readings page, group 1)
  2. Howard Rheingold, _Net Smart_, Ch. 1 (available on the Protected Course Readings page, group 2)
  3. Read both selections to prepare for class.
  4. Choose one supplemental reading to bring into conversation with your assigned text for the Reading Response. Here's a list of suggestions, or you can choose on your own in consultation with me.

  1. Select a panel of The Quilt to study and begin Unit 2 Primary Source Description

(Extra points suggestion: upload images and other Quilt-related media and digital artifacts, contribute to the glossary of terms, make a suggestion!)

 

What are we doing in class?

*Discussion of readings

*Research questions

*Genre and conventions

Looking ahead:

  1. Unit 2 Primary Source Description is due on March 5 by 11:59 pm (note extended due date)

  1. Begin Unit 3 Readings:
  1. Howard Rheingold, _Net Smart_, Ch. 2 (available on the Protected Course Readings page)
  2. The New London Group, A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures (PDF)
  3. Read both selections to prepare for class.
  4. Choose one supplemental reading to bring into conversation with one of these texts for an optional Reading Response. Here's a list of suggestions, or you can choose on your own in consultation with me.

Week 5 (February 6 & 8)

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The list of categories you should use to keep your blog organized is here: http://spring2018.robinwharton.net/engl1102/uncategorized/use-these-categories-for-posts/.

Due:

  1. Unit 1 Primary Source Description due Friday, February 9, 11:59 pm. If you're not sure how to submit your Unit 1 PSD, come by during office hours or make an appointment for a conference this week.

  1. Class prep, 50 points:
  1. Submit draft of Unit 1 PSD by Tuesday class time.
  2. If you don't have a draft on Tuesday, you will not be able to participate in peer review, and you will be counted absent, losing 50 participation points
  3. By Friday, review and optimize the organization/searchability of your blog, drawing on the guidelines discussed in class Thursday.

(Extra points suggestions: complete a Lynda.com tutorial surrounding a relevant technology, organize a peer review or discussion group)

What are we doing in class:

*Discussion of readings

*Content and Style (Rhetoric)

*Expository writing (PSD1)

*Organizing your website

Looking ahead:

  1. Unit 2 Reading Response due by 11:59 pm on February 16.

  1. Complete Unit 2 Readings:
  1. Arola, Sheppard, Ball, _Writer/Designer_, Ch. 1: "What Are Multimodal Projects?" (available on the Protected Course Readings page, group 1)
  2. Howard Rheingold, _Net Smart_, Ch. 1 (available on the Protected Course Readings page, group 2)
  3. Read both selections to prepare for class.
  4. Choose one supplemental reading to bring into conversation with your assigned text for the Reading Response. Here's a list of suggestions, or you can choose on your own in consultation with me.

Week 4 (January 30 & February 1)

Right/Ctrl click on links below to open in a new tab or window. If you ever have questions about how to find course readings, email me before class, and I will help you find them. Please don't show up to class not having read and tell me you're unprepared because you couldn't find the reading.

The list of categories you should use to keep your blog organized is here: http://spring2018.robinwharton.net/engl1102/uncategorized/use-these-categories-for-posts/.

Due:

  1. Class prep, 20 points: Submit a link to your draft Unit 1 Primary Source Description by class time Thursday (this is the link to your post on your blog) (+25 if it's used in class workshop), post one question about the Primary Source Description project to your blog using the "SOS" category by class time Tuesday
  2. Read G2W Chapter 8: Writing in Digital Spaces (complete the quiz for extra points: https://goo.gl/forms/xiPkYepTXNRstLng1)
  3. Read full project description for Primary Source Description

(Extra points suggestion: organize a group discussion of the readings for Unit Two, visit Dr. Wharton’s office hours with specific questions for discussion)

What are we doing in class:

*Discussion of readings

*Content and Style (Rhetoric)

*Workshop PSD drafts

*Expository writing (PSDs)

*Observation and Note taking

Looking ahead:

  1. PSD1 drafts due by class time Tuesday next week (final draft of PSD1 is due February 9 at 11:59 pm)

  1. Begin Unit 2 Readings:
  1. Arola, Sheppard, Ball, _Writer/Designer_, Ch. 1: "What Are Multimodal Projects?" (available on the Protected Course Readings page, group 1)
  2. Howard Rheingold, _Net Smart_, Ch. 1 (available on the Protected Course Readings page, group 2)
  3. Read both selections to prepare for class.
  4. Choose one supplemental reading to bring into conversation with your assigned text for the Reading Response. Here's a list of suggestions, or you can choose on your own in consultation with me.

Submit an early draft of Unit 2 Reading Response and earn +20-50 for conference, revision, and reflection before submitting final draft (Unit 2 Reading Response due February 16 at 11:59 pm)

Week 3 (January 23 & 25)

*****MEET AT THE QUILT GALLERY--117 LUCKIE ST NW, ATLANTA, GA 30303--FOR CLASS TUESDAY*****

Right/Ctrl click on links below to open in a new tab or window. If you ever have questions about how to find course readings, email me before class, and I will help you find them. Please don't show up to class not having read and tell me you're unprepared because you couldn't find the reading.

The list of categories you should use to keep your blog organized is here: http://spring2018.robinwharton.net/engl1102/uncategorized/use-these-categories-for-posts/.

Due:

  1. Unit 1 Reading Response is due by Friday, January 26th at 11:59 pm
  2. Class prep, 20 points: Submit a link to at least two annotations on your assigned Unit 1 reading in Hypothes.is (https://hypothes.is/) by class time Tuesday (if you can't figure out how to submit just your reading response annotations, just submit a link to your user page on Hypothes.is showing all the annotations you've made)
  3. Read G2W Chapter 2: Responding Rhetorically (complete the quiz (https://goo.gl/forms/9EeAshxu02UNCYZS2) for extra points)
  4. Complete/review Unit 1 reading:
  1. Kenneth Haltman, "Introduction" to _American Artifacts_, paying careful attention to his description and discussion of Prown's object analysis assignment. (available on the Protected Course Readings page, group 1)
  2. Stephanie Fitzgerald, "The Cultural Work of a Mohegan Painted Basket". (available on the Protected Course Readings page, group 2)
  3. Read both selections to prepare for class.
  4. Choose one supplemental reading to bring into conversation with your assigned text for the Reading Response. Here's a list of suggestions, or you can choose on your own in consultation with me.
  1. One submission to The Quilt image, sound or artifact library (you don't have to do this by class time, though you're welcome to give it a try; we will talk about how to do this in class Thursday so that you can post something before Week 4's class meeting)
  2. Read Primary Source Description instructions. Choose a panel or section of The Quilt to study for Primary Source Description 1

What are we doing in class?

*What is a “primary source”?

*Analyzing textiles as multimodal rhetoric

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Use Gradian to turn-in an early draft of your Reading Response before class on Thursday, January 25 (+10 if it's used for workshop, +20-50 if you conference, revise, and reflect before final draft is due)
  2. Upload a sound, image, sign, or artifact from or related to The Quilt to your website and embed it in a blog post that describes what it is and where it's from (+10-20)
  3. Comment on some of your peers’ blogs (+10-20)
  4. Visit your instructor during office hours (+20)
  5. Organize/Participate in a group conference or online study group and write up a reflection (+20)

Looking ahead:

  1. Draft of Unit 1 Primary Source Description due by class time on Thursday, February 1 (final draft due 11:59 pm on February 9)
  2. Begin Unit 2 Readings:
  1. Arola, Sheppard, Ball, _Writer/Designer_, Ch. 1: "What Are Multimodal Projects?" (available on the Protected Course Readings page, group 2)
  2. Howard Rheingold, _Net Smart_, Ch. 1 (available on the Protected Course Readings page, group 2)
  3. Read both selections to prepare for class.
  4. Choose one supplemental reading to bring into conversation with your assigned text for the Reading Response. Here's a list of suggestions, or you can choose on your own in consultation with me.

Week 2 (January 16 & 18)

Begin Unit 1: Multimodal Primary Sources

Due:

  1. Class prep, 30 points:
  1. Create a user account on Hypothes.is and submit the link to your user page on Gradian
  2. Post a question about the Reading Responses on your blog using category "sos."
  3. Post your class notes from weeks one and two to your blog using category "class notes."
  1. Unit I Reading:
  1. Kenneth Haltman, "Introduction" to _American Artifacts_, paying careful attention to his description and discussion of Prown's object analysis assignment. (available on the Protected Course Readings page, group 1)
  2. Stephanie Fitzgerald, "The Cultural Work of a Mohegan Painted Basket". (available on the Protected Course Readings page, group 2)
  3. Read both selections to prepare for class.
  4. Choose one supplemental reading to bring into conversation with your assigned text for the Reading Response. Here's a list of suggestions, or you can choose on your own in consultation with me.
  5. Here are some examples of strong reading responses from a previous class:
  1. https://hypothes.is/search?q=AMRR1A
  2. https://hypothes.is/users/GWill?q=%23GMWRR2

  1. Guide to First-year Writing (G2W) Chapter 1: Defining Rhetoric (complete the quiz for extra points, remember to submit the quiz link on Gradian so that I know you've completed it)

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Use Gradian to turn-in an early draft of your Reading Response before class on Thursday, January 25 (+10 if it's used for workshop, +20-50 if you conference, revise, and reflect before final draft is due)
  2. Comment on some of your peers’ blogs (+10-20)
  3. Visit your instructor during office hours (+20)
  4. Organize/Participate in a group conference or online study group and write up a reflection (+20)

What are we doing in class?

*Reading Response project, using Hypothes.is

*Reading multimodal primary sources

*What is a primary source, and what do we do with one?

Looking ahead:

  1. Begin Reading Response 1 (Due January 26)
  2. Sign up for a Zotero account and submit a link to your user profile before class on Thursday, January 25th for extra points (+10)
  3. Review and post a question (use "sos" category, and submit a link on Gradian) about project description for Primary Source Descriptions (+10)

Week 1 (January 9 & 11)

Due:

  1. Class prep, 40 points:
  1. purchase book (take a picture and post it to your blog, submit link to your post via Gradian for credit)
  2. sign up for Hypothes.is (https://hypothes.is/) and install browser plugin (submit link to your user profile for credit)
  3. configure personal domain and WordPress site (submit link to your domain and blog for credit)
  4. create an account on Gradian (http://gradian.gsucreate.org/web/) and enroll in the course I've create for us there
  1. Read course syllabus
  2. Review create.gsu.edu and Gradian support documentation (http://support.gsucreate.org/ and http://s18.pdarrington.net/course-set-up-documents/):
  1. "Signing up"
  2. "WordPress"
  3. http://bit.ly/gsucreatesetup

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Syllabus quiz and review of web resources (+50)
  2. Complete an “About Me” page on your website (+20)

 

What are we doing in class?

*First day of class

*Introduction/logistics

*Getting Started With create.gsu.edu

*Setup of website

Looking ahead:

Read for Unit One