After the First Class Checklist• Visit the class website on wordpress and familiarize yourself with its features• Read the syllabus• Logon to eCollege (make sure all its features are working correctly)• Buy or rent the class textbooks• Try to come up with questions about your initial concerns in the class
Textbooks• Writing About Writing: A College Reader. Elizabeth Wardle & Doug Downs. Bedford St. Martins, 2011. ISBN 978-0-312-53493-6• Writing at Texas A&M University- Commerce. Tabetha Adkins. Fountainhead, 2011. ISBN 978-59871-474-6
Doc Sharing• Dock Sharing is a feature of eCollege. It allows an instructor to upload documents to eCollege for students to view and download. I will be uploading some of our class readings to this system. Make sure you check eCollege for new readings on a regular basis. I have indicated the eCollege readings on the syllabus, but I always recommend double checking Doc Sharing if you cannot find a reading assignment.
Dropbox• Dropbox is another eCollege feature. It allows students to submit documents to instructors for grading. All major assignments will be submitted this way. You should make sure this systems is operational for you by the second week of class. If you would like to do a trial run, I will create a test week for you to upload a document.
A successful student will…• keep up with readings• attend class regularly and on time• participate in class discussions and activities• and submit completed assignments by their due dates.