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--Oct. 19-23, 2015

 

Monday, October 19

1. 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 Wednesday, Apr. 1, on paper. Save a copy of your report to read in class later. This will count for points, and may be done with your Writing Group or alone.

2. Read "Students in Debt Crisis."   Consider how this applies to you, personally. Be ready to respond (tentative) on Friday.

Wednesday, October 21

1 Complete and print out the Career Planning worksheet. This homework must be done INDIVIDUALLY and may not be done in group. Answer each item as briefly as possible, with "yes," "no," "n/a," or with the information requested, usually one sentence or less per question. Turn in paper next Monday. (This will count for points, so please complete carefully! Do not leave any items blank! If you have to look up any items on line or ask someone in your major department (e.g., for information on major organizations or annual conferences in your major or career area), do so.)

2. Read "A Caring Professor May Be Key in How a Graduate Thrives," by Scott Carlson. Be ready to respond in class (tentative). (Link might not work off campus!)

3. Work in your group on the Final Collective Project (paper and presentation):  Complete Opposing Source Analysis 1 on one opposition source used by your group for your Final Project.

Friday, October 23

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

2. Weekly Argument Assignment #8: Condemnation (Vituperation; Invective). Read Kennedy (click for link), 111-113 and http://rhetoric.byu.edu/Pedagogy/Progymnasmata/Vituperation.htm . Then carefully 1.) identify and 2.) strongly condemn the real motives behind one of the main group(s) or public figure(s) who are currently opposing, blocking or fighting against your viewpoint. Briefly quote their online statements or writings and then and show why they are wrong and not to be believed, because their motives are negative, questionable, or not shared by your audience. However, be careful not to slander, libel or discriminate against any living individual or group. [NOTE: This assignment should be included in the backbone of your final report!] Submit via Dropbox.

3. Podcast Report.

Lesson Plans

Monday:

Know yourself, know your professors; a hundred assignments, a hundred "A's."  Discussion of personal research techniques, and about how to know and become known to your professor. Introduce professor research assignment:

ASSIGNMENT: Choose any one of your professors, investigate her/him in depth on the Net and report on her/him in writing and in class. Your written results are due by next Wednesday at 8:30 am on paper Save a copy of your report to read in class next week if requested.

Note: This is NOT stalking, this is finding and compiling publicly-available information. Professors are PROUD of their publications and record! 

Do Activity 8.1 on p. 186 of Borders:


 

Wednesday:

Do Worksheet 3 in class. 


Friday:  
Discuss/assign Source Analysis 1 for Final Report. 

Pass out printout: How to write an introduction and a conclusion if not done already.

Tentative: Briefly respond to "A Caring Professor May Be Key in How a Graduate Thrives," by Scott Carlson. Be ready to respond in class. (Link may not work off campus!) Discuss whether this is valid or not, or whether professors shouldn't care one way or the other if a student succeeds or fails. Alternate:  Briefly respond to "Student in Debt Crisis," addressing your own personal situation.

Discuss Weekly Argument Assignment #8:Read Kennedy (click for link), 111-113 and also http://rhetoric.byu.edu/Pedagogy/Progymnasmata/Vituperation.htm , Then carefully and very specifically 1.) identify and 2.) denounce the true motives of the principal group(s) or the public figure(s) who are currently opposing, blocking or fighting against your viewpoint, briefly quoting their recent statements or writings and then showing why they are evil, discriminatory, inhuman, hateful, irrational, wasteful, or simply wrong. However, be careful not to slander, libel or discriminate against any living individual or group.

E-mail omwilliamson@utep.edu

 

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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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