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Catching Up/ Week 8 Homework

My apologies for the confusion of last week. I do plan to be back in class tomorrow. You will have comments on your drafts by the end of the day, which you can use to revise your drafts. I am pushing your final deadline (originally Thursday) back to Saturday by 11:59 pm, to adjust for all of the craziness and my delayed comments. You will submit online. I will print hard copies for myself.

We will be catching up on presentations this week. You will present whatever day your group was originally scheduled for last week. See below for detailed homework.

For Tuesday, February 28th

  • Prepare/review presentations (if scheduled to present)
  • Continue working on annotated bibliography and final report
  • Read “Arguing” from Norton Field Guide to Writing (GD)

For Thursday, March 2nd

  • Prepare/review presentations (if scheduled to present)
  • Continue working on annotated bibliography and final report
  • Read Driscoll’s “Introduction to Primary Research” (GD)


Submit final report and annotated bibliography by Saturday, March 4th at 11:59pm. You may submit earlier.

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Week 7 Homework

Prepare your presentations. Please see the presentation schedule to confirm which day your group is scheduled to present.  Please upload your ppt google slides presentation into the appropriate folder. I also recommend bringing the presentation on a flash drive as a back up.

For Tuesday, February 21st

  • Prepare and rehearse presentation (if you are scheduled to present)
  • Read over the three sample papers posted in the “Readings” folder. Make sure you read sample 3 closely. After presentations, we will use the remaining time to discuss the sample AE Reports.

For Thursday, February 23rd

  • Prepare and rehears presentation (if you are scheduled to present)
  • Complete and submit a rough draft of your report. Be sure to turn in online and bring four hard copies per group. This is one for each member of the group (for workshop), and one to turn in for instructor feedback.
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Reminders and Announcements from Today

  1. If you have not done so already, please upload your two annotations to the appropriate Google Drive folder.
  2. We will not be meeting regularly for class Thursday. Instead, you will have a work/research day. You may contact me via email.
  3. I would like all groups to meet with Raye Gipson of the DRC by the end of March. I will post instructions for how to set up a meeting in Google Drive.
  4. If you would like to join or contact the DRC Student Advisory Committee, please let me know.
  5. The Student Advisory Committee will be participating in a critical diversity summit on Saturday, February 25th from 10:00am-12:00pm in the PMU Ballroom. In the past, in exchange for attending events relevant to our class discussions, I have offered students ONE of the following:
    • Replace points for missing reading response
    • Remove 1 unexcused absence
    • Earn extra credit participation points

Students have to attend the event and then write a one-page response explaining what they learned or took away from the event. Responses should be turned in by Thursday, March 2nd.

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Week 6 Homework

Please remember to post reading response comments tonight by 5:00 pm!

For Tuesday, February 14th

  • Read Marshak et al, “Exploring Barriers to College Student Use of Disability Services and Accommodations” (GD).
  • Read first part of chapter 7, “Writing about the Community” WCA pp 273-78
  • Optional: Review sample annotations

Reminder- I will be bringing cookies today. I’ve already asked in class, but I want to double-check. If you have food allergies or other dietary restrictions, please let me know.

For Thursday, February 16th

Work/research day. You should spend this day visiting your locations, conducting library research, or working on your drafts. You might also consider scheduling a Writing Lab appointment. All three group members may attend, or just one person.

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Week 5 Homework

As I announced  in class yesterday, I am making some changes to homework for the next couple of weeks. We will be reading the Miserando piece first, and the Marshak et al. during week 6.

For Tuesday, February 7th

Read Miserando “Spoon Theory” from But You Don’t Look Sick (PDF available in GD).

Continue researching and working on your projects.


For Thursday, February 9th

Read pp 361-367 in the “Writing Reports and Proposals”

Complete second reading response by 12:00 pm.

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Week 4 Homework

For Tuesday, January 31st

Read Andrade & Ely, “Assessment Method of Accessibility Conditions” (GD)

Select buildings for AE project and begin working on proposal.


For Thursday, February 2nd

Read Pam Newall, “Building Regs Won’t Solve Accessibility Issues on Their Own” (GD)

Finish your proposal. Submit online to appropriate folder (one per group). Bring a hard copy to turn in (one per group).


Remember, our community partner from the DRC will be visiting us at the beginning of class Thursday, so please make sure to attend and be on time.


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Week 3 Homework

For Tuesday, January 24th

Read “What is an Essay” pp 21-23 in Writing and Community Action

Prepare a rough draft of your first assignment, the textual analysis. Remember, your draft should be at least 800 words and contain both an introduction and a conclusion. See the assignment sheet and rubric in the “Assignment Sheets” folder for more information.

Remember to submit your draft the the appropriate folder before class. We will be doing an online peer workshop through Google docs. If you prefer comments on a written document, please bring a hard copy with you to class.

For Thursday, January 26th

Revise your first assignment using feedback from Tuesday’s workshop. Submit the final draft online before the start of class. Please bring a hard copy to turn in, along with your workshop draft and guide.  Make sure all materials are paperclipped together.

Review the Disability Rights timeline posted online (GD- “Readings”- “Week 3”). You do not need to read each line word for word. I have highlighted key points/moments throughout the document.


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Updates and Reminders

  1. Many of you have already sent me links to your wordpress sites. If you have not done so, please send it as soon as you have a chance. If you have having trouble setting up your site, let me know and we can discuss it tomorrow in class.
  2. Because we had to play catch up yesterday and did not have as much time as planned to set up your sites, I am allowing a few extra hours for your first reading response. Your response posts will be due by 5:00pm. (You will want to check the time zone in your settings to make sure it does not post the wrong time for your posts. I can demonstrate this in class tomorrow as well if necessary.)
  3. You may review the summary notes from yesterday’s discussion in the “Activities and Discussion” folder on Google Drive.
  4. Please make sure to do the Hairston reading for tomorrow, and review the WCA reading from last week.
  5. Please bring a couple of possible texts for your first assignment to discuss (just have them written down or the titles in your head, you do not need to bring actual copies).
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Week 2 Homework

For Tuesday, January 17th

Read Dolmage’s “An Archive of Anatomy and Disability Myths” (GD). Give extra attention to pages 34-47. Also, be sure to review the assignment sheets and assigned readings from this past Thursday. See this post for reference.

For Thursday, January 19th

Complete first reading response by 12:00 noon.

Read Maxine Hairston, “What Happens When People Write” WCA pp 6-11

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Week 1 Homework

For Thursday:

Read pp 23-24 in Writing and Community Action, “Writing for, about, and with the Community”

Write a 250-300 word reflection on “What is Disability?” Describe your understanding and/or experience with disability

  • What do you think of when you think of disability?
  • Where do your ideas of disability come from (family/friends, tv/movies, school, etc.)?

Bring a typed copy of your reflection with you to submit during class.

Finish watching the ADA video we started in class.