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 4: September 13-17, 2010



Library orientation session in Library Room 204A on Sept 13 (Mon) from 8:30 – 9:20 am.


Call 747-5302 to reserve your place. (Optional)


Sept. 15:

Time/Location: 8:30 - 9:20/UGLC 210

TOPIC: Discover / Mock Interview Program - Step 1


Tentative: Borders Activity 3.1
1. Think about yourself as a learner and assess the learning style that seems most like you. Assess your own learning style by writing down how you think you learn. Summarize what you learn about yourself.

2. List all the classes you are taking this semester. Describe the learning style that is used most in each class. Does this fit with your learning style? Explain how you will learn in this class (if it is or is not your preferred learning style).

Borders, p. 53 (ed. 2)

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


1.Read Kennedy (click for link), 99-101 (example).

2.Read Borders Chapter 3: Preparing to Learn.

3.Read article on study habits from Science Daily.



1.Do Study Environment Analysis, at . Print out results and bring to next class.



1. Do Progymnasma 4. [Applies to theme / discipline]

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


Progymnasma 4: Proverb (Maxim)

Amplifying (expanding) a saying.

Instructions: (Adapted from BYU website.) Find a saying having to do with your chosen theme. Amplify the saying by carefully following these steps (one or two sentences for each item below!).  (Do not use the 5-part format.)

  1. First, praise the saying itself;
  2. Give a paraphrase of the saying;
  3. Explain why you think this was said;
  4. Introduce a contrast (antithesis) to this saying, i.e., "Some people might claim that..., but they are wrong";
  5. Compare this to some other common saying or knowledge;
  6. Give an example of the practical meaning of the saying (how it applies to your own life, now or in the future);
  7. Support the saying/action with testimony of others (what others say that agrees with this saying);
  8. Conclude with a brief epilogue or conclusion sentence. (DO NOT write "In conclusion..." or similar).

Hint: Write this by number (number each item) if you want.

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