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 9


Do online Quiz on Borders, Chapter 7

Do Activity 8.1 on p. 170 of Borders.

Assessment activity that examines the student's interests, abilities, and values. [Academic success strategies] [Learning styles/self assessment]

Do Values A-Z exercise.

Know yourself, know your professors: reach for an "A" every time.  Discussion of research techniques, and about how to know and become known to your professor.

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


Work Group 5 will discuss Assignment 9.

Written exercise


It has been a pretty good semester and you are passing all your courses, though it still depends on how you do on your finals. You arrive home late from studying at the Library on the day before finals week and receive the sad news that an elderly family member of yours who lives on the West Coast (or in Chihuahua City, or some other distant place) and who you have never met has suffered a devastating stroke and is in a coma. She is not expected to live. You learn that earlier today your uncle in Houston has just quit his $45,000 a year job and he will be coming through El Paso in an hour or so in his van to pick up the entire family and then head out for the vigil at the bedside. 

Everyone in the house is madly rushing around packing suitcases. When they see you they yell at you to toss your books somewhere in a corner  and to for heaven's sake hurry up and pack your best black suit or dress and a duffle bag with enough clothes for a week or two.  None of your professors offers "incomplete" grades if you miss the final, and you realize that if you leave now you will almost certainly fail all your courses for the semester.

Your task: If you decide to go, write a persuasive letter to one of your professors, explaining the reasoning behind your decision to fail all your courses. If you decide not to go, write a persuasive letter to your family explaining the reasoning why you are breaking their hearts and (according to them) disrespecting your relative and betraying the whole family.  Either way, use lots of pathos in your letter.


UTEP Career Services

Date: Friday/ 10/21/2011

Time/Location: 8:30 - 9:20/EDUC 318

Staff Assigned: Sofia Maragoudakis / Stephany Martinez




1.Read Jacob, Ch.8 (pps. 201-222)

2. Choose any one of your professors, investigate her/him in depth on the Net, interview him/her if desired, and report on her/him in writing and in class. Your written results are due by next week on paper. Do not post this on your Wiki. Save a copy of your report to read in class.

3.Do online quiz on Borders, Chapter 7.


1. Do Career Planning exercise.

2. Read and be ready to respond next week.

3. Read Borders Chapter 8: Career Planning. (pps 166-183)


1. Wiki.utep.eduDo Assignment 9: Writing Exercises 1 and 3 on p. 222 of Jacob. [Applies to theme / discipline]

2. Work on Final Report. . [Applies to theme / discipline] [Group/team work]

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




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