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  • 1. What is the average salary in the United States for a person with a bachelor’s degree? A. $32,478 B. $46,159 C. $58,613 D. $62,782 E. $70,426 Compared to $31,283 for a high school graduate!
  • 2.  Please write every question you have about the class on the handout  Compare with the person sitting next to you  As a pair, compare with another pair  Number off to make six groups
  • 3.  You will have three minutes at each station to answer as many of your questions as you can  Please do not touch the paper!
  • 4.  See if your group found answers to questions that you didn’t  Think about other questions that popped up  Make a list on one piece of paper per group of unanswered questions  Bring the list to me
  • 5.  Do you have the answer to any of the questions on the board?  Do you have any questions about the answers that we need to add?
  • 6.  This class is unique and I want you to think long and hard about your participation in it  You will be challenged and pushed to your limit, but you will have a lot of support  Ultimately, the responsibility for learning in this class falls on the student’s shoulders  Your goal should be developing as much as possible as a reader and writer, not simply passing
  • 7.  The class is 3 hours a day, 2 days a week for 16 weeks=96 hours in a classroom  For each class hour, you should be committed to 3 hours of time outside class=18 hours a week outside of class  THAT’S A PART-TIME JOB!  Demanding workload
  • 8.  The class is 16 WEEKS rather than 3 SEMESTERS!  You have the opportunity to move directly into English 101A (transferrable English) after one semester
  • 9. You and your companions have just survived the crash of a small plane. Both the pilot and co-pilot were killed in the crash. It is mid-January, and you are in Northern Canada. The daily temperature is 25 below zero, and the night-time temperature is 40 below zero. There is snow on the ground, and the countryside is wooded with several creeks criss-crossing the area. The nearest town is 20 miles away. You are all dressed in city clothes appropriate for a business meeting.
  • 10. Your group of survivors managed to salvage the following items: 1. a ball of steel wool 2. a small ax 3. a loaded .45-caliber pistol 4. a can of Crisco shortening 5. newspapers (one per person) 6. cigarette lighter (without fluid) 7. extra shirt and pants for each survivor 8. 20 x 20 ft. piece of heavy-duty canvas 9. a sectional air map made of plastic 10. one quart of 100-proof whiskey 11. a compass 12. family-size chocolate bars (one per person) Your task as a group is to rank the above twelve items in order of importance for your survival. List the uses for each. You have five minutes.
  • 11.  In a group, agree on the ranking of the items.  You MUST come to an agreement as a group.  Rank the items and explain your rationale.  You have fifteen minutes.
  • 12. • To award points, look at the ranking numbers on this answer sheet. • Award points to each team’s top choices according to the numbers here. • For example, the map would earn 12 points, while the steel wool would earn 2 points. • Lowest score wins (and survives).
  • 13.  Please answer the questions honestly  Your group will not see your answers!  Completing this sheet will be part of your homework
  • 14.  Read through the syllabus on your own  Make sure you understand the difficulty and the level of commitment you will need to have  Initial and sign where indicated and bring the agreement back Thursday  This is your first homework assignment and it will count as an assignment
  • 15.  You cannot succeed in this class without help  Sometimes asking for help is difficult because we are proud  Your assignment in the first two weeks is to ask for help  You can ask a peer, a PASS leader, an instructor in the LRC, a Writing Mentor, me, or anyone else who is a resource  You can ask for help with any aspect of the class and you will have to tell me about your experience next Thursday
  • 16. We will have a quiz next Thursday!
  • 17.  Get the book and materials  Syllabus Agreement  Getting to Know You handout  Survival Debrief  Study for the syllabus quiz