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Quiz 1: Syllabus, Major Malfunction, Front Matter
You have 20 minutes to complete this quiz. Feel free to use resources to help.
Why is your textbook not organized around major themes and genres?
There are too many themes and genres to deal with.
Recent research in writing studies suggests that writers should focus on only one thing at a time as they learn.
The authors resist the notion that any isolated aspect of writing can be dealt with in a single section.
Students learn better from reading than from doing.
According to the video Major Malfunction, engineers knew there was a problem with the Challenger's O-rings but _______ led to disaster anyway.
pressure from the White House
industry documentation from the Columbia mission
ineffective leadership and a flawed safety culture
In a few short sentences, name one or two things you have liked about the first three weeks of class or the way the class is organized and running. You may also give (productive and respectful) criticism or suggestions too if you like. This will not be graded for what you say, but you will receive 5 points for a through and thoughtful response.
Which of the following sections of your textbook is most likely to prove useful if you're looking for examples of how past students have done work in this course?
Part I: Rhetorical Framework
Part II: Situated Perspectives Selected
Part III: Sample Documents
Part IV: Resisting Conclusions
First and Last Name
According to the course schedule document, what time zone does this class operate on?
-4 Coordinated Universal Time or U.S. Eastern Standard Time
Central Daylight Time
Greenwich Mean Time
Which of the following is not an element of the rhetorical situation discussed in a major section in this textbook?
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