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Resources/Next Assignment Sheet

Hi Class,

I found the argument resource I was looking for yesterday and couldn’t find. It is an overview of basic argument structure (thesis, reasons, evidence) and different types of evidence covered in the reading from yesterday. I also found a list of logical fallacy definitions developed by a previous class. Both are available in the “resources-writing” folder. I have uploaded the assignment sheet for your next assignment, the researched proposal and argument. The proposal component is due soon, so please take time to review the assignment sheet before class tomorrow. Show your sub you are well prepared! Thanks again for being awesome. Please do still feel free to contact me with questions/concerns.

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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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This Week!!! Please Read!!!1

Hi Class,

We will be having changes to our plan this week. I have a family emergency and cannot teach this week. You will have a sub, Mrs. Sherri Craig, for both Tuesday and Thursday.

We will be moving your presentations to next week, as it is not fair for you to be graded on them if they are not delivered to me directly.

For tomorrow, please still read the sample papers. You will spend time in your groups discussing and evaluating the papers. You also need to review the assignment rubric BEFORE CLASS  (available in “assignment sheets” folder). You may have some studio/work time at the end of the class, so bring whatever materials or information you need with you to work on your drafts.

For Thursday, you will still have in-class workshop. Please make sure you have three copies per group (or electronic access). If you know you will be gone, make sure your group still has third copy (again, or electronic access) for the third member of the other group.  You also need to print copies of the workshop/rubric and bring them with you. This will not be the sub’s responsibility.  As always, upload your drafts to the appropriate folder. I will be providing electronic feedback since I am not there to collect hard copies.

I have gotten behind on responding to reading responses and your annotations, and I am sorry. I will try to catch up on the annotations as soon as I can. Email me if you have questions about the annotated bibliography that were not addressed in the workshop feedback.

I am still available by email. Please contact me if you have questions or concerns. I expect to be back next Tuesday.

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Presentation Schedule

I’ve misplaced my paper with the group numbers, so I am just listing names here. My apologies for the delay. Remember, presentations should be about 15 minutes long. See presentation guideline sheet for additional info.


  • Mike, Dylan, Ruby
  • Julia, Bailey, Ania
  • Dan, Zach, Vince



  • Adam, Chef, Daksh
  • Vanessa, Tatyana, Kaley
  • Brody, Pablo, Alec
Posted in Announcement, Follow Up, major assignment

Proposal Feedback

My apologies for not getting comments to you yesterday as I said I was. I was unwell this weekend. I have read through all of the proposals and made comments and suggestions for your accessibility explorations. If you have not done so already, I strongly suggest you look at the materials I provided in the resources folder on Google drive, especially if you are looking at older buildings. If you have trouble finding sources, let me know. Last semester, students were able to find news articles, blueprints, and other materials on local buildings. Talking directly to employees or building manager people is also permitted.

Posted in major assignment, Reminder

Updates and reminders from yesterday’s workshop

Yesterday in class I made a few general comments regarding revisions for your essays. I have repeated them below for your convenience.

  1. If you are struggling to stay within the 1000-1200 word limit, you may go up to 1500 words. No more than 1500. There is value in learning how to limit yourself and prioritize information. EVERYONE please include a word count at the bottom of your paper.
  2. Be careful with the amount of summary for your selected text. Choose only the  parts most essential for understanding the text and setting up your analysis.
  3. If you find that more summary is necessary, try to combine summary in analysis. You might give a brief general summary, and provide additional summary as you connect the points to the analysis/ dolmage’s myths.
  4. Make sure you have a clear thesis statement. Some of you had one, but it was not clear. Some papers were missing one altogether, or only made an assertive claim halfway or towards the end of the paper. See the assignment sheet for a template syllabus.
  5. Please make sure you also discuss the significance of the representation you have discussed. You can do this throughout the analysis and/or in your conclusion, whatever is most appropriate for your paper.


Additional things:

  1. Please make sure your paper is double-spaced, at least the hardcopy you will turn in in class. I do not require a specific format until I teach it in class. As long as you include at least name and the date, that is fine (no student IDs).
  2. You will turn in your paper online to the appropriate folder. You will also bring a paper copy and any workshop materials with comments (print out if necessary). See course policy on syllabus for further instructions.
  3. Don’t forget to review the disability rights timeline posted in the readings folder. It’s long. Skimming is acceptable.