This is an optional post because class has been canceled due to the snow day.
I love a snow day. I really do. And we've had three of them--all of which have interfered with our class. I can not force you to participate in this post, but I want to encourage all of you to post to this discussion board sometime tomorrow. If you post, I will count it as an extra credit reading journal, giving you another opportunity to make up for either an absence over the limit or a reading journal that you did not turn in or that was a "u" for unacceptable.
WHAT TO POST: Hopefully, you've located at least one thoughtful source for your project (that was the assignment as listed on the syllabus). Read that source and post the following:
1. a citation for the source. It doesn't have to be perfect, but information enough so that I could find it if I needed to.
2. A 100-200 word summary of the argument for the source. USE YOUR REPORTING VERBS to summarize.
3. 100-200 words on why you think this is a good source.
This is a version of what I'm asking you to fill out for the annotated bibliography worksheets. Which means if you do this one, you'll only have four more that you are required to do. It really will help you get this work done.
I am posting this information here, on the syllabus, am going to email it to all of you in the hopes that you'll look at one of these spots for information related to our class.
Stay cozy and get to work.
Use this space to post your "in-class" writing"
Having watched and responded to the TED Talk in the first post of today's asynchronous/online class, I'm asking you to respond to what it says a little more personally.
In about 300 words, respond to the following question: What are your "multipotentialite" super powers? What are you prepared to do about them?
We tend to think that if you can't get make a direct link from a college degree to a profession (like doctor, teacher, cop, etc), that somehow a major or any experience really is sort of a waste. This TED talk suggests that's short-sighted. So, as you answer the above question, you might think about what your major is and if that is the major you want it to be. You might think about what you are good at that isn't school related and how those skills might be put to use during your college career--and beyond? What are you passionate about and how can that passion be a part of your education and future career?
Again, this only needs to be about 300 words, HOWEVER: In addition to your initial post, please read and respond to what your colleagues have to say. Respond to as many people as you want, but you must respond to at least two people by connecting to them in some way: a superpower you see you both having/a superpower they wrote about that reminds you of something you are good at/a superpower someone wrote about that you wish you had and why/how you think this person's superpower could help them (maybe in ways the writer doesn't seem to realize). Responses need only be about 100 words--unless you have a lot to say to your colleagues.
USE THIS SPACE TO POST YOUR READING JOURNAL
I've asked you to watch this TED Talk (you can access it from the syllabus or by clicking on this link here), about, essentially, how not knowing what you want to do is not such a bad thing. Please watch the entirety of this 12 minute and 17 second video. Respond in this space by posting a reading journal.
Your reading journal should:
1. Identify the thesis of the TED Talk
2. Identify what evidence the speaker provides to prove what you say is the thesis.
3. Includes some sentences about what argument this TED Talk is speaking to--either for or against. Essentially, what argument is her argument a response to (think of the first reading we did about the art of summarizing).
NOTE: Because this post is online, you only need to post 300 words rather than the usual 500.
SECOND NOTE: Because class is online and asynchronous today, you have until the start of class on Friday to complete this post. Keep in mind, however, that you do have work due on Friday and I expect it to be completed by class time. This is the third week of classes. After next week, I will no longer accept late work.
Remember the Assignment due on Friday, 21 January 2022 (our last online class) at 11:15 AM:
Syllabus/Policies Check-in Assignment: due by Friday at 11:15
Good for you. You got to the end of the policies. To reward you, you have the opportunity to earn one "A" for Acceptable for a Reading Journal simply by completing the following assignment.
1. Send me an email at email@example.com, CC me at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. In the subject line, write "Syllabus Check-in Email". Write it exactly as I've written it here.
3. In the body of the email, include a greeting: "Hello LT," "Hi Professor Torda," "Hey Dr. Torda." Whatever. But have a greeting.
4. Cut and paste this sentence into the email: "I've read through the policies and syllabus for the course, and I understand how to use the blackboard to find out information about assignments, texts, course policies, due dates, and classroom expectations."
4. POST TO THIS CLASS DISCUSSION BOARD: Ask me oe questions about any thing on my website for our class: policies, due dates, classroom expectations, assignments. You can't tell me you have no questions.
5.IN YOUR EMAIL TO ME: Include a meme or tic-toc of your choosing or design that sums up how you are feeling about being in school so far.
6. Sign off on your email, "best, so & so" "see you in class, your name here" "sincerely, John Doe." Again, whatever. But sign off on your email.
Use this space to post your one question about our class.
HOW DO I POST?
Easy. Click on the Comment or Reply button and follow the prompts in the dialogue box. Hit submit. You are done.
Also, don't forget to claim a time for your 3 minute conference with me during Friday's Class time. Use this link to sign up.