INSTRUCTOR  Owen M. Williamson, MA  

In case of absence, or if class is ever cancelled due to circumstances beyond Instructor control, students are still expected to complete and submit all assignments shown on this Calendar page if possible.

Week 5


Quiz on Borders Chapter 3: Click HERE:.

Turn in the name of the organization you joined.

The genius of rhetoric: Pathos, Ethos and Logos. Three levels of discourse and style.

Public speaking activity—declamation. [Applies to theme / discipline] [Public speaking]


Work Group 9 will discuss Assignment 5.

In-class assignment: Imagine you were to start a public blog on a controversial subject related to your own major or your intended career field. What would the title be?  List ten major current issues, controversies, or subjects of adult public or professional discussion that you would want to address in your blog. If you don't have an intended field or major, choose a serious, non-sports subject at random.

For example, suppose your major was podiatry (foot-doctoring). Your blog might be titled "On Your Feet!"  Subjects might include jogging; promoting foot health; the latest women's shoe styles and foot health; traumatic foot injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan; spike heels; expensive tennis shoes, are they worth it?; preventing foot fungal infections; barefoot running, etc. (Do not use these examples in your own blog!)

 Public speaking activity—declamation. [Applies to theme / discipline] [Public speaking]


Turn in annotated printout of "Forty Winks."

Introduce Student Health Center.

Tour the Student Health Center [Video]

Student Health Center

Introduction to Library Data Bases.

"The Library provides access to over two hundred electronic databases that
cover a wide range of subjects. These databases contain full text articles from
scholarly as well as non-scholarly sources. You should familiarize yourselves
with the databases that are most appropriate for your major. A reference
librarian can help point you in the right direction and get you started. There
are increasing numbers of books available online through databases like
NetLibrary. Most of the library databases are accessible from off campus via
the Internet, but are restricted to valid UTEP users. You will be prompted
for your name and your UTEP ID number when accessing databases off
campus." (Borders)




From Borders: 


1.Read Jacob, 59-107.

2.Quiz on Borders Chapter 3: Click HERE:.

3.Read Borders Chapter 4: "Making the Grade."


1. Post on your Wiki comments a BRIEF reflection on your Time Management Calculator results. Particularly if your time management shows in the "Danger" zone or negative, discuss exactly how you plan to manage, keep up your health and happiness, and still learn more than your professor teaches or demands in your courses at UTEP at the same time. Be specific--do not simply state "I will do it somehow," or "I'll keep a positive attitude," or similar empty general statements.

2. Print out and annotate "Forty Winks."  Bring next class.


1. Wiki.utep.eduAssignment 5: Do Writing Exercise 3, on p. 109-144 of Jacob. [Applies to theme / discipline]

2. Turn in annotated printout of "Forty Winks."

3. KTEP report. [Academic success strategies—note taking] [Critical thinking]





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