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Fall 1 a 1

  1. 1. EWRT 1A Week 1 Class 1
  2. 2. Agenda Adding the Class Syllabus/Green Sheet Website In-class writing
  3. 3. Adding the Class I will only take 35 students If you are on the waiting list, you can stay. I won’t hand out add codes until Monday of next week, and then, only if there is room. As we go over the syllabus, consider whether you will stay in the class. If you want out, please let me know, so I can offer your seat to another student. If you are not on the waiting list, it is very unlikely you will get into the class unless we have a mass exodus after the syllabus!
  4. 4. Requirements: Active participation in class discussions and regular attendance. Keeping up-to-date on the assignments and reading. Five formal papers, one of which will be written in class, and one which will be delivered as a speech. A series of posts to the class website Tests, quizzes, and in-class assignments.
  5. 5. Texts and Required Materials: Rise B. Axelrod and Charles R. Cooper, The St. Martin’s Guide to Writing 8th Edition Suzanne Collins. The Hunger Games. College-level dictionary A stapler, USB flash drive, loose-leaf paper or a notebook for note-taking, and pens or pencils
  6. 6. CLASS POLICIES: Academic Dishonesty: Plagiarism includes quoting or paraphrasing material without documentation and copying from other students or professionals. Intentional plagiarism is a grave offense; the resulting response will be distasteful. Depending upon the severity, instances of plagiarism may result in a failing grade for the paper or the course and possible administrative action. All assignments will be scanned and scrutinized for academic dishonesty. Please refer to your handbook for more information regarding plagiarism.
  7. 7. Conduct, Courtesy, and Electronic Devices: In this class, we will regularly engage in the discussion of topics that may stir passionate debates. Please speak freely and candidly; however, while your thoughts and ideas are important to me and to the dynamics of the class, you must also respect others and their opinions. Courtesy will allow each person to have the opportunity to express his or her ideas in a comfortable environment. Courtesy includes but is not limited to politely listening to others when they contribute to class discussions or while they give presentations, not slamming the classroom door or walking in front of classmates giving presentations if you do arrive late, and maintaining a positive learning environment for your fellow classmates. To help maintain a positive learning environment, please focus on the work assigned, turn off all cell phones and ipods before class, and do not text-message in class. If your behavior becomes disruptive to the learning environment of the class, you may be asked to leave and/or be marked absent.Participation: Participation includes doing all work asked of you inside and outside of class, maintaining a positive learning environment for your classmates, and contributing to class discussion.
  8. 8. Syllabus The syllabus is a tentative schedule of agenda. It may be revised during the quarter. Use it to determine how to prepare for class.For Example
  9. 9. Website: Our class website is http://palmore1a.wordpress.com. In order to do the homework, you must establish an account. To make your own FREE Word Press account, go to wordpress.com and click on the large, orange button that says, “Get started here.” The system will walk you through a series of steps that will allow you to set up your own user-friendly Word Press blog. If you dont want a blog, you can sign up for just a username. Make sure you sign in with YOUR Word Press username before you post on our class page so you get credit for your work. If you prefer not to use your own name, you may use a pseudonym. Please email me your username if it is significantly different from your real name. If you cannot establish your website and username, please come to my office hours as soon as possible, and I will help you with the process. Much of our work will take place online, so establishing this connection is mandatory.
  10. 10. On the Website Essay Assignments Some Reading Assignments The Green Sheet The Syllabus (The Daily Plan) Writing Tips Helpful Links Your Daily Homework Assignment (which is where you post your homework.)
  11. 11. Questions?
  12. 12. You are headed into the woods for severalweeks. The possibility that you willencounter carnivores, giardiasis (from badwater), rough terrain, weather, insects, andpoison ivy is very real. You are wearingjeans, a t-shirt, and tennis shoes. You havean empty daypack. From the lists on thenext slides, choose which additional itemsyou would take with you on your trip. Note indetail why you would choose these items.
  13. 13.  Group 1 (Choose 2)  Group 2 (Choose 1) Blanket (one wool double)  Waterproof matches (one box of 20) Sleeping Bag (one single, nylon and down)  An empty container/bottle (One gallon) Two extra pair of socks (wool)  Rope (25 feet) A rain coat (yellow)  Tarp (8x10) Reflective heat jacket  Iodine Tablets (one jar of 20) Hiking boots (water proof)
  14. 14.  Group 3 (Choose 1)  Group 4 (Choose 1) Bow & Arrows (6)  A box of crackers (16 oz.) Small Knife (6” blade)  A package of beef jerky (16 oz.) A large heavy sword (2.5 feet, 10 lbs.)  A bottle of water (one gallon) A hammer (common  A package of cheese (16 oz.) household type)  A bag of apples (10 small A fishing line & hook (100 apples) feet of line and 3 hooks)
  15. 15. Homework Buy: The Hunger Games and The St. Martin’s Guide to Writing. Make your Word Press Website or establish your user name Post #1 Your finished list. Make sure you note in detail why you chose these items. Post #2: Journal: If you had to survive out on your own, what would be the easiest part for you and what would be some of the more difficult aspects of surviving outdoors on your own? Bring a hard copy of your list and reasons to class.