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Revised eng 113

  1. 1. Welcome to ENG 113 Welcome! I’m glad you’re with me this semester. This introduction will give you a quick overview of the course and serve as an orientation for where to find things and how the class will function. Please take a few days to become familiar with the course material and requirements.
  2. 2. How this class works <ul><ul><li>The class is divided into content modules. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each module will contain all the info required for that section. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Readings and tasks are listed at the top of each module. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Modules will have reading tasks from the text, a lecture, forum discussions, and related formal papers.  All required items for each module are listed in that module. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. How this class works…cont. <ul><ul><li>For each module, you will need to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Read all links and text (DiYanni) tasks; all reading material is under the module &quot;book&quot;). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Read the lecture (in module &quot;book&quot;) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Review the task list (in module &quot;book&quot;). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do related forum postings; be sure to use specific text references in each posting. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keep an eye on due dates for your formal papers and drafts </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Keys for success <ul><ul><li>Don’t procrastinate and fall behind. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do the reading. Your direct use of course material in your forum postings and assignments is the only way I’ll know you have been studying, so show off. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are unclear how to cite and reference material, please visit: and read Chapter 30 in DiYanni on “Writing with Sources.” </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Keys for success continued <ul><li>Ask for help when you need it. I am very accessible. You can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email through Moodle. I check email throughout the days during the week and at least once a day on weekends. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hint: I have hundreds of course emails every semester. Please don’t assume I remember what our last email was about. Remind me. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catch me online to chat. See chat badge on homepage. You will need to identify yourself when you log on. I can’t tell who you are when you sign in. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Keys for success continued <ul><ul><li>Go above and beyond the minimum. The minimum expectation means “average.” That’s a C. If you want better than that, turn in above average work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing should be free of grammatical/mechanical issues, so have someone help you proofread. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be sure your work is on time. Remember due dates are the last chance to submit your work. Mentally, plan your due date to be earlier than that time. I will turn off the submission time typically at 11:55pm on the due date. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Online learning requires: <ul><ul><li>Motivation and discipline (procrastinators may need to consider a different learning format). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A fairly new computer with at least Office 2003, though 2007 gives a lot of flexibility (You may want to upgrade, but this is not required). If you don’t have Office 2003, you can use Word Perfect or Works, but you must save your files as .rtf or .doc or I can’t read them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High speed internet. If you have dial-up, online learning is a miserable experience. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Functional computer skills (know how to browse for and attach a file; how to save as a different format; how to send an email., etc.) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. About plagiarism <ul><ul><li>On the “Start here: course info” page (link from the homepage), you’ll find a plagiarism link. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start there. Read about plagiarism, and link to the quiz. Do this first. I want to make sure you know what plagiarism and academic dishonesty involves so you can protect yourself. Don’t fall into the plagiarism trap. It isn't worth the risk. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. So what do you do from here? <ul><ul><li>Read the info under the “Start here” link. Pay close attention to the syllabus. Boring as it is, read the whole thing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take the plagiarism “quiz.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do the contact survey.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do the intro forum. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read Module One and complete all tasks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put all due dates on your calendar and plan to turn assignments in before that date.  </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Where to find help? <ul><ul><li>Under &quot;Start Here&quot; You will find links for help. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you have Moodle confusion, or if you need password info for NCLive, see the upper left block of the course. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you have other technical issues, contact the helpdesk for the college. and link to help at the top of the screen. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email me in Moodle if you have other issues or questions! </li></ul></ul>