Rebels, Rabble-rousers and Rhetoric

Learning Community Theme

Learning Community K (LCK) has been designed to provide you with an integrated learning experience. This means that you will be learning about history, writing, and the business of being a first-year student in all of your courses. Rebels, Rabble-rousers and Rhetoric is the theme for our learning community for Spring 2018. Looking back in time, we will find ways to apply this theme to the men and women you study in your American History course. Examining the past and the present, we will find to ways to apply this theme to your personal experiences as a novice writer/learner encountering new writing situations and tasks in your Writing and Rhetoric Course. Your First-year Seminar course acts as the “integrative engine” of LCK where you will engage with the content from all LC courses. By the semester’s end, you should have a rich understanding of what Rebels, Rabble-rousers and Rhetoric means, both historically and personally.

HIST 1302: Dr. Adam Costanzo

  • I've taught Seminar for HIST 1302 for 9 years. I KNOW this class :)
  • Like Professor Costanzo and Professor Bray, I've been formally trained in teaching the Reacting to the Past curriculum. I KNOW this learning community :)

What's Marquez's advice for succeeding in Dr. Costanzo's class?

1.) GO TO CLASS!

2.)Pay attention and take GOOD notes because...

3.) THE NOTES ARE (for the most part) CRUCIAL TO YOUR LEARNING THE MATERIAL!

  • Show up to lecture. You won't be disappointed! PROVE THAT YOU TOOK DR. COSTANZO'S CLASS!

4.) Do the assigned readings, online Blackboard quizzes, exam study guides! Don't wait til the last minute to do these either, you will be causing yourself some unnecessary stress. And...PARTICIPATE! You won't be able to appreciate what you are learning this semester!

5.) DO WHAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DO TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY - EVERYTHING counts!

6.) KEEP ALL OF YOUR LEARNING COMMUNITY COURSEWORK! YOU WILL NEED IT FOR THE LC K PORTFOLIO! (This also counts in Composition and History!)


ENGL 1302: Professor Jennifer Bray

http://falcon.tamucc.edu/wiki/JenniferBray/Home

  • I've taught with her since Fall 2009!
  • What to expect:
    • Writing, writing about writing, and the writing processes
    • Introduction to rhetoric, argumentation, academic reading, research and more writing!
    • GO TO HER OFFICE HOURS! You will NOT regret the tremendous guidance she will provide you with your writing!
    • CHECK AND USE HER WIKIPAGE! IT WILL BENEFIT YOU AS THE SEMESTER PROGRESSES!
    • You might find this link useful.

What's Marquez's advice for succeeding in Professor Bray's class?

1.) GO TO CLASS! :)

2.) Take the daily writing completed in class seriously. Doing so will help you on major writing projects. (For real.) Make sure to save each MAJOR revision for any major writing project you complete! (Trust us: This is particularly useful for when your computer catches on fire or gets ran over by a Dodge that has a lift kit and Hemi, etc.)

3.) Confused about an assignment or want feedback on your writing? Go and see her during office hours! You won't regret it! (We have the same office hours. Feel free stop in and see us both if you want. We scheduled them this way for a reason!)

4.) Embrace the use of wiki, folks! You will use Professor Bray's wikipage to know what she has planned for class, information about your major assignments, etc. Check it regularly. (Go ahead and save it to your Favorites tab on your computer or bookmark it on your phone.) Here it is: http://falcon.tamucc.edu/wiki/JenniferBray/Home

5.) Better keep up with your homework- EVERYTHING counts!

6.) KEEP ALL OF YOUR COURSEWORK! YOU WILL NEED IT FOR THE LC K PORTFOLIO!

Note: Life is all about grappling with change and learning new things, folks. Professor Bray and I use wiki as our primary means to distribute information about the learning community. Embrace it! If you ever need to find us quickly on the web, simply do a Google search like this: Our names- wiki tamucc, and you can find us!