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Week One | ENGL 1102

During our first meeting we will begin by discussing the material outlined in my Welcome post. Afterwards, I’ll ask everyone to read the remaining posts viewable on this blog that address CRAs, major assignments, and tips/tricks for Slack.

We will also discussion how the synchronous format of this class will work during the summer in terms of virtual class meetings, recordings, and class activities. Finally, in the first portion of the class, we will discuss the theme of Race and Class that we’ll using as we work through the course.

After covering many of the “systems” of the course, we’ll take a 30 minutes for our first reading, Jesmyn Ward’s essay “Cracking the Code” in The New Yorker. After everyone’s had time to read and take notes on the essay, we’ll discuss how to complete this week’s Class Reading Activity (CRA1) on the reading. Due dates for this first CRA will be Wednesday (June 2), Thursday (June 3), or Friday (June 4) depending on the task you choose.

To be ready for next week’s class please read the following by Monday, June 7:

  • Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers by Mike Caulfield, sections I-IV (skipping the “Activity” chapters)
  • My blog posts on Phase One, Phase Two, and Phase Three writing (these will be published on this post after our first class)

Next Monday’s class (June 7) will require everyone’s attendance, but next Wednesday (June 9), we’ll shift to smaller group virtual class meetings, and you’ll only need to attend the ones that you’ve signed up for. Our final class meeting in July will also require everyone’s attendance.

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