Week 1 Class 1
Agenda
• What is a Hybrid Class?
• Adding the Class
• Class Website
• Assignments
• Participation: Teams
What is a Hybrid Class?
• A hybrid class meets both in the
classroom and electronically. For
this course, it means that yo...
Adding the Class
• I can only take 30 students
• If you are on the waiting list, you can stay. I won’t
hand out add codes ...
Adding the Honors Section
• If you are in the Honors Program:
– Ask me for an Honors add code.
– Drop your regular section...
Honors Section Expectations
• Honors Students will physically be in the exact
same class, but they will need to do a minim...
The Green Sheet:
What you will find here
– Course
Requirements
• Assignments and
values
• Participation
– Required Materia...
Texts
Available at the De Anza Bookstore
Room by Emma Donoghue
Available online and from local booksellers
No Exit
Night
O...
Requirements:
• Active participation in class discussions and
regular attendance. You will earn real points for
your parti...
Grading
Class Policies
Writing Submissions:
All out of class work to be submitted to me
electronically before the class period in...
Attendance:
Success in this course depends on regular attendance
and active participation. Participation points will be
p...
Exams: We will have three exams during the quarter.
They will likely be terms, identification, and short
answer. I do ext...
Conduct, Courtesy, and Electronic Devices:
 In this class, we will regularly engage in the discussion of topics that
may ...
CLASS POLICIES:
• Academic Dishonesty:
Plagiarism includes quoting or paraphrasing material
without documentation and copy...
Syllabus
• The syllabus is a tentative schedule.
• It may be revised during the quarter.
• Use it to determine how to prep...
Website:
• Our class website is http://palmoreewrt1C.wordpress.com. In
order to do the homework, you must establish an acc...
On the Website:
http://palmoreewrt48C.wordpress.com
• Writing Assignments
• Reading Assignments
• The Green Sheet
• The Sy...
Posting Homework
• On the front page of the website, you will find the
homework post after each class.
• Below that post o...
Homework
There is writing homework almost
everyday in this class. This is both
to help you think about your
reading and to...
Is this
class too
hard?
Is this class
History 10?
Will I be the
teacher’s favorite?
2. The teams will change on or near essay
due dates.
3. You must change at least 50% of your
team after each project is co...
• Points will be earned
for correct answers to
questions, meaningful
contributions to the
discussion, and the
willingness ...
At the end of each class,
you will turn in a point
sheet with the names of
everyone in your group
and your accumulated
poi...
Your First
Group!
• Get into groups
of three or four.
(1-2 minutes)
• If you can’t find
a group, please
raise your hand.
•...
Homework
• Establish a Word press username
• Read: Terry Eagleton’s Introduction: “What is Literature.”
This is posted on ...
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Ewrt 1 c class 1

  1. 1. Week 1 Class 1
  2. 2. Agenda • What is a Hybrid Class? • Adding the Class • Class Website • Assignments • Participation: Teams
  3. 3. What is a Hybrid Class? • A hybrid class meets both in the classroom and electronically. For this course, it means that you will have both class work and homework assigned on Fridays. This work must be completed and posted before class on Monday. We will not meet together; rather, you will simply go to the Friday presentation and work through it on your own. I will answer questions by email.
  4. 4. Adding the Class • I can only take 30 students • If you are on the waiting list, you can stay. I won’t hand out add codes until at least 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!
  5. 5. Adding the Honors Section • If you are in the Honors Program: – Ask me for an Honors add code. – Drop your regular section and then add the Honors section with the new CRN#. – The switch must be made during the first week of the quarter. • If you are not in the Honors Program: – You may take one Honors class if you qualify. – Email the honors program coordinator at dahonors@fhda.edu. for permission to add the honors section of the class. – Do not drop the regular section until you have been permitted into the class. – The switch must be made during the first week of the quarter.
  6. 6. Honors Section Expectations • Honors Students will physically be in the exact same class, but they will need to do a minimum of an additional 10 hours of work outside of class in order to earn the Honors designation. For this class, that project will be negotiated according to student interest and need. Once a student switches over to the Honors section, then he or she may NOT switch back. If the Honors work is not completed, the student’s grade will drop one full letter.
  7. 7. The Green Sheet: What you will find here – Course Requirements • Assignments and values • Participation – Required Materials • Books • Computer Access – Class Policies • Plagiarism • Conduct and Courtesy – The Class Website • How to sign up for an account • How to post your homework.
  8. 8. Texts Available at the De Anza Bookstore Room by Emma Donoghue Available online and from local booksellers No Exit Night Outer Dark
  9. 9. Requirements: • Active participation in class discussions and regular attendance. You will earn real points for your participation in activities. • Keeping up-to-date on the assignments and reading. • Formal writing: Four essays • Three exams • A series of posts to the class website • Reading quizzes, writing workshops, and in- class assignments.
  10. 10. Grading
  11. 11. Class Policies Writing Submissions: All out of class work to be submitted to me electronically before the class period in which it is due. Work must be submitted as an attachment in Microsoft word. No other saved forms are acceptable. If you do not have Microsoft Word software available, leave yourself time to save and send your work from a library computer. All work must be in MLA format. I will read and return work, in the order I receive it, with comments both in the text and in the margins.
  12. 12. Attendance: Success in this course depends on regular attendance and active participation. Participation points will be part of our daily activities. If you are not in class, you cannot earn these points. You should save absences for emergencies, work conflicts, weddings, jury duty, or any other issues that might arise in your life. It is your responsibility to talk to me your absences or other conflicts. Work done in class cannot be made up. Also, please arrive on time, as you will not be able to make up work completed before you arrive, including quizzes.
  13. 13. Exams: We will have three exams during the quarter. They will likely be terms, identification, and short answer. I do extend the opportunity to re-take or make-up one exam on the last day of the quarter (before the final). Late Work – I do not accept late work. I do, however, extend an opportunity to revise either essay #1 or #2 for a better grade.
  14. 14. 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. We will discuss appropriate use of computers and tablets. Do not text-message in class; if you have an emergency communication, please step outside. If your behavior becomes disruptive to the learning environment of the class, you may be asked to leave and/or be marked absent.
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. Syllabus • The syllabus is a tentative schedule. • It may be revised during the quarter. • Use it to determine how to prepare for class. Week, Dates, and Class What we will do in class  Homework due before the next class  
  17. 17. Website: • Our class website is http://palmoreewrt1C.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, sign up for just a user name, or sign in with your Facebook account. 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.
  18. 18. On the Website: http://palmoreewrt48C.wordpress.com • Writing Assignments • 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.)
  19. 19. Posting Homework • On the front page of the website, you will find the homework post after each class. • Below that post on the right, are the words “Leave a comment.” • Copy and paste your homework into the box. • Click there and a comment box will open. Post your homework in the comment box and click “Post Comment.”
  20. 20. Homework There is writing homework almost everyday in this class. This is both to help you think about your reading and to help you produce ideas for your essays. In order to earn an A on your homework, you must do the following: • Complete at least 90% of the posts. • Post them on time. • Be thoughtful in your responses.
  21. 21. Is this class too hard? Is this class History 10? Will I be the teacher’s favorite?
  22. 22. 2. The teams will change on or near essay due dates. 3. You must change at least 50% of your team after each project is completed. 4. You may never be on a team with the same person more than twice. 5. You may never have a new team composed of more than 50% of any prior team. 1. We will often use teams to earn participation points. Your teams can be made up of 4 or 5 people.
  23. 23. • Points will be earned for correct answers to questions, meaningful contributions to the discussion, and the willingness to share your work. Each team will track their own points, but cheating leads to death (or loss of 25 participation points). • Answers, comments, and questions must be posed in a manner that promotes learning. Those who speak out of turn or with maliciousness will not receive points for their teams.
  24. 24. At the end of each class, you will turn in a point sheet with the names of everyone in your group and your accumulated points for the day. It is your responsibility to make the sheet, track the points, and turn it in. Sit near your team members in class to facilitate ease of group discussions
  25. 25. Your First Group! • Get into groups of three or four. (1-2 minutes) • If you can’t find a group, please raise your hand. • Introduce yourselves.
  26. 26. Homework • Establish a Word press username • Read: Terry Eagleton’s Introduction: “What is Literature.” This is posted on the website under “Course Readings” and “Secondary Texts.” • Post #1: What is literature? How does Eagleton’s explanation reinforce or destabilize your ideas about literature?

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