Homework is due at the start of the class period on the date it is listed on the schedule. Submit work in hard copy format, handwritten or typed, unless other instructions are provided.

In-Class work is due at the end of the class period on the date it is listed on the schedule. Submit work in hard copy format, handwritten or typed, unless other instructions are provided.

Make sure that you have money on your Sandollar card when you come to class so that you can print out your assignments.

This schedule is subject to change. If any changes to major due dates are required, you will be informed well in advance of any changes. You should check the schedule at least once a week, preferably before each class meeting, as new in-class assignments may be posted in response to the progress of other assignments.

January 14

  • Review Syllabus

January 19

  • Turn in homework from the writing questions.
  • In-class: Review Syllabus and Portfolio One.
  • Initial Questions

January 21

January 26

January 28

February 2

February 4

February 9

  • I am sick so we won't be having class today. You can turn in today's homework along with Thursday's homework on Thursday.
  • Homework: Read "The Case of the Inappropriate Alarm Clock (Part 6)" from the NY Times by Errol Morris. (You don't have to read the Related Posts unless you just want to.) Write a summary of the main points of the article (minimum one page single spaced).
  • "Fleeing a Dust Storm"
  • In-class: Writing Annotations

February 11

  • Homework: Read "The Case of the Inappropriate Alarm Clock (Part 7)" from the NY Times by Errol Morris. (You don't have to read the Related Posts unless you just want to.) Write a summary of the main points of the article (minimum one page single spaced).
  • In-class: Writing Annotations

February 16

  • Homework: Turn in at least 5 of the annotations for Portfolio One.
  • In-class: Checking Annotations

February 18

February 23

February 25

  • Homework: Read "It Was All Started by a Mouse (Part 1)" from the NY] Times by Errol Morris. Do read the Related Posts this time.) Write an analysis of the article (minimum one page single spaced).
  • In-class: Reviewing Sources

March 2

  • Homework: Read "It Was All Started by a Mouse (Part 2)" from the NY] Times by Errol Morris. Do read the Related Posts this time.) Write an analysis of the article (minimum one page single spaced).
  • Homework: Bring to class the 2 photos/pictures that you plan to use for Portfolio Two.
  • In-class: Comparing Source Information
  • Last day to turn in Rewrite of Portfolio One. You must go to the Writing Center and get some feedback before turning in your rewrite.

March 4

  • Homework: Read "Thought Experiment No. 2" from the NY Times by Errol Morris. Do read the Related Posts this time.) Write an analysis of the article (minimum one page single spaced).
  • In-class: Comparing Source Information

March 9

  • Homework: Turn in analysis of at least 5 of the sources you plan to use for Portfolio Two.
  • In-class: Analyzing Sources

March 11

  • Library day. We will not meet in class as a group. Use this day to work on finding additional resources you need for Portfolio Three.
  • In-class work for this day will be for you to go to the library and find a book on your research topic. Give the citation for the book and then write an analysis of the book. Turn this in at the beginning of class on March 23rd.

!!!!!!!SPRING BREAK!!!!!!

March 23

  • Homework: Turn in 5 more of the sources you plan to use for Portfolio Two.

In-class: Review analyses of sources. Portfolio Two Review

March 25

  • Major Due Date - Portfolio Two is due at the beginning of class.
  • In-class: Review Portfolio Three

March 30

  • Homework: Write two pages of research report (single space, preferably typed). You can work on any part of the research report.
  • In-class: Comic Book - for the next 6 class periods you will develop a comic book on your research topic using the Comic Life program. Your comic book will be at least 6 pages long. For each class period you will develop one page of your comic book and then print that page and turn it in at the end of class. You must create a different page for each class period in order to get full credit.

April 1

  • Homework: Write two pages of research report (single space, preferably typed). You can work on any part of the research report.
  • In-class: Comic Book - for the next 6 class periods you will develop a comic book on your research topic using the Comic Life program. Your comic book will be at least 6 pages long. For each class period you will develop one page of your comic book and then print that page and turn it in at the end of class. You must create a different page for each class period in order to get full credit.

April 6

  • Homework: Read about the First Year Research Conference. Write a one page report on how to write an abstract/proposal.
  • In-class: Comic Book - for the next 6 class periods you will develop a comic book on your research topic using the Comic Life program. Your comic book will be at least 6 pages long. For each class period you will develop one page of your comic book and then print that page and turn it in at the end of class. You must create a different page for each class period in order to get full credit.
  • Last day to turn in rewrite of Portfolio Two.

April 8

  • Homework: Write the first draft of your 250 word proposals for the First Year Research Conference.
  • In-class: Comic Book - for the next 6 class periods you will develop a comic book on your research topic using the Comic Life program. Your comic book will be at least 6 pages long. For each class period you will develop one page of your comic book and then print that page and turn it in at the end of class. You must create a different page for each class period in order to get full credit.

April 13

  • Homework: Turn in 250 word proposal for the First Year Research Conference.
  • In-class: Comic Book - for the next 6 class periods you will develop a comic book on your research topic using the Comic Life program. Your comic book will be at least 6 pages long. For each class period you will develop one page of your comic book and then print that page and turn it in at the end of class. You must create a different page for each class period in order to get full credit.

April 15

  • Homework: Turn in first draft of research report. This will count for 25% of your Portfolio Three grade.
  • In-class: Comic Book - for the next 6 class periods you will develop a comic book on your research topic using the Comic Life program. Your comic book will be at least 6 pages long. For each class period you will develop one page of your comic book and then print that page and turn it in at the end of class. You must create a different page for each class period in order to get full credit.

April 20

April 22

April 27

  • Homework: Prepare presentation for Research Conference
  • In-class: Research Conference

April 29

May 4

  • Major Due Date - Portfolio Three is due at the beginning of class. If you would like to get your paper back with feedback, please send me an email and I will leave the paper in the box outside my door, FC 267. Otherwise, you can find your grade on WebCT.
  • Please take the First Year Survey that can be found at firstyear.tamucc.edu. You will be registered to win a prize.
  • Please complete the online evaluation of the course. You will receive an email with instructions for how to do this. The subject header for the email will have CLA in it.

Thanks to everyone for making this a great semester. Please keep in touch and come by to see me when you can. :)