Powering through the procrastination...

  • Questions, comments, concerns?
  • The week after your first exam...how does it feel?
    • Today, we will enjoy a brief mental health check, discuss revision strategies for the Rhetorical Analysis, and move forward with our preparation for the next sequence of events in the Learning Community.
  • Two special visitors:
    • Your Learning Community E Peer Mentor- Keelan!
    • Information Security experts: Matthew Hanson and Matt Psencik
    • First item of Business... which groups received the bonus points?
  • Let's take a few minutes and formalize our quiz groups...
  • It's time to reflect!

Reminders and announcements:

  • The final draft of your Rhetorical Analysis is due on Friday, February 23rd. Please follow Prof. Burnett's guidelines for submission of your final draft.
    • Do you have any questions about the revision process?
    • On Wednesday 2/21, bring your INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH WITH YOUR THESIS STATEMENT with you to Seminar. We will be doing a Round Robin activity in class. You can bring a printed or electronic version of this with you to class. Without it, you cannot participate and get the full benefits of the exercise!

NOTE: If you are considering asking for an extension on The Rhetorical Analysis assignment, per LCE's extension policy, you must request an extension to Professor Burnett and I via email on Wednesday, February 21st, no later than the start time of your Composition class time. (Section 245: You must email us both by 12pm. Section 244: You must email us both by 11am.) In your email, you must provide a reason for needing the extension and propose a new due date and time you will submit your final draft. You will need to provide a copy of the email with your final submission so that we will know an extension was granted.

  • I have already posted your updated Participation/Attendance averages for Seminar in Blackboard. Please see the course's Blackboard page to see your current grade. If you have two or more absences, your P&A reflects the absences you have accrued thus far. Please do not hesitate to come and see me during office hours or email me to make an appointment to discuss any concerns you may have.
  • Wednesday, February 21st: History Reading Quiz #3 will cover Chapter 5 of Contending Voices Madison v. Henry: The Conflict over the Constitution. Mark your calendars! Be prepared! (NOTE: Be sure and take good notes in History, doing so will help you to understand the chapter a little better!)
  • The More You Know... (A preview for next week's classes...)
    • Next week(a preview) As you move toward putting the final touches of your Rhetorical Analysis assignment this week, moving forward with historical research is the next major step in our Learning Community. Determining your topic and groups is probably the single most important decision you will make moving forward. Spend some real time trying to identify areas you find interesting. For example: Maybe you don't "care" about Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but if you have any interest in women's rights, equal opportunity for education, or political activism, then she might be a person of interest to you.
    • If all else fails, ask for help. Professor Burnett or I would be happy to discuss your options with you. (Remember, I am a historian.)
    • Remember, you will be committing to work with these topics for the rest of the semester. Choose wisely.