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 10: Oct. 25 - 29, 2010

Draft Collective Reports due next week for Peer Review.

Schedule collective Oral Reports.

Turn in reports: What are your own strongest interests, abilities, and values?


Presentation on Mine Tracker:  Monday, October 25 at 8:30 am.


Turn in report on web investigation from last week: What are this particular professor's interests, accomplishments, background, publications, activities and opinions? 


Tentative: presentation by Prospector editor. Wed. Oct. 27.


Optional extra credit: Beating Test Anxiety. Oct 27 (Wed.), 3:00-4:30p.m. Call 747-5302 to reserve your place.

Greek Life FRIDAY: We will be able to give a presentation on October 29, 2010, around 9:00.  We will have a short power point presentation but we will keep it interactive. J

Elisa Espinosa-Ortega, Student Development Center Greek Life Intern, Union West 106, Phone: (915) 747 - 5625


  1. Read Kennedy (click for link), 113-115 (example).

    2. Read Borders chapter 9: Money Matters.


  1. Read Gosling and Noordam's "Giving a Great Presentation." Important note: This says it is for PhD's, but it is actually for anyone from high school on up!



1. Do Progymnasma 10. [Applies to theme / discipline]

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




Progymnasma 10: Comparison (Syncrisis). 

Compare your belief to some other real, specific but different belief. For instructions, click on the above link and follow the BYU instructions strictly.

See the example in Kennedy, 113-15.

Directions for Composition

Praise two different beliefs in close comparison, or praise one and vituperate against the other. Be certain not to treat them separately, but together, in parallel fashion. After composing an exordium (introduction), follow these steps:

  1. Describe, side-by-side, the origin of each belief
    • what people?
    • what country?
    • what background did it come from?
    • what founders?
  2. Describe, side-by-side how each belief has contributed to
    • education
    • art
    • laws
  3. Compare side-by-side each belief's results in the real world over history, which should be described as the results of
    • its excellencies or evils of mind (such as personal strength/weakness or prudence/indiscretion)
    • its excellencies or evils of body (such as beauty/plainness, speed/lethargy, or physical fitness/lack of physical fitness)
    • its excellencies or evils of fortune (good/bad use of high position, power, wealth, or friends)
  4. Conclude with an epilogue including either an exhortation to your readers to/not to join the other belief, or a prayer.




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Owen M. Williamson - Education Bldg 211E - phone: (915) 747 7625 - fax: (915) 747 5655
The University of Texas at El Paso - 500 W. University Ave. - El Paso, TX 79968
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