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*[[Visual Analysis]] due Part I (extra credit now due June 25), Part II June 18, Part II June 25
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*[[Visual Analysis]] due Part I (extra credit now due June 25), Part II June 18, Part III June 25
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*[[Visual Analysis]] Part I is due.
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*[[Visual Analysis]] Part I is now extra credit and won't be due until June 25, if you decide to do it for extra credit..
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*[[Visual Analysis]] Part I (for extra credit, no longer a required assignment)
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*Make sure that you have completed the Topic Discussion: Usability Tests discussion in the Blog.
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*Please complete the Two Week Feedback survey found in the Course Content tab. This is completely voluntary and anonymous, but your comments will help me to help you make it through the rest of the course :) Thanks for your help.
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*Review my [[Contact Info and Office Hours]] info and please not that office hours will be '''Online Only''' from 3-5 on Mondays and Wednesdays. There will be specific areas within Blackboard where I will direct you to ask questions as we progress through assignments. These are usually found in the Discussion area. Please send individual emails using the Blackboard system. These are routed to my [=TAMUCC=] email but coming from Blackboard they are labeled in such a way that I can easily identify that they are coming from students. If you email me directly at susan.garza@tamucc.edu I will still respond but your email is more likely to get lost with all the other stuff that comes through my inbox.
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*Review my [[Contact Info and Office Hours]] info and please note that office hours will be '''Online Only''' from 3-5 on Mondays and Wednesdays. There will be specific areas within Blackboard where I will direct you to ask questions as we progress through assignments. These are usually found in the Discussion area. Please send individual emails using the Blackboard system. These are routed to my [=TAMUCC=] email but coming from Blackboard they are labeled in such a way that I can easily identify that they are coming from students. If you email me directly at susan.garza@tamucc.edu I will still respond but your email is more likely to get lost with all the other stuff that comes through my inbox.
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*You will also need to provide feedback to at least one other student. Further info is provided in BB.
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*[[Visual Analysis]] due Part I June11, Part II June 18, Part II June 25
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*[[Visual Analysis]] due Part I June 11, Part II June 18, Part II June 25
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'''All work is due by midnight for the date posted. All assignments will be posted in Blackboard unless otherwise indicated.* Please use the "Questions/Help area in the Discussion Forum for all questions over the course of the semester.'''
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'''All work is due by midnight for the date posted. All assignments will be posted in Blackboard unless otherwise indicated.* All work must be submitted in Word or pdf formats unless otherwise noted. Please use the "Questions/Help area in the Discussion Forum for all questions over the course of the semester.'''
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*[[Visual Analysis]] Part III is due.
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*[[Usability Test]] report is due. Post in BB in the Discussion Forum.
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*[[Chapter Analysis]] report is due. Post in BB in the Discussion Forum.
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*[[Visual Analysis]] Part IV is due.
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*%red%Homework: Read Chapters 1, 2 and 3 in '''Designing Writing: A Practical Guide''' by Mike Palmquist and be ready to discuss the information during class.
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*Post memo in the Discussion Forum of Blackboard (BB) telling which Topic you want to present on as part of the Topic Discussion assignment. Work is due by midnight June 4th. I will respond to you by June 6th to let you know which topic you ave been chosen for. For those of you who want to do the first topic, I will let you know by Tuesday to give you enough time to be ready to present by Thursday.
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*Post memo in the Discussion Forum of Blackboard (BB) telling which Topic you want to present on as part of the [[Topic Discussion]] assignment. Work is due by midnight June 4th. I will respond to you by June 6th to let you know which topic you ave been chosen for. For those of you who want to do the first topic, I will let you know by Tuesday to give you enough time to be ready to present by Thursday.
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*Topic Discussion: Usability Tests begins and will be open until June 11. Students who are presenting on the topic must have their info posted no later than 10am on June 7. All other students must post responses by June 11.
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*Topic Discussion: Writing Emails/Memos/Letters begins and will be open until June 18. Students who are presenting on the topic must have their info posted no later than 10am on June 13. All other students must post responses by June 18.
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*Topic Discussion: Creating Manuals begins and will be open until June 25. Students who are presenting on the topic must have their info posted no later than 10am on June 20. All other students must post responses by June 25.
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*Topic Discussion: Applying for Jobs begins and will be open until July 2. Students who are presenting on the topic must have their info posted no later than 10am on June 27. All other students must post responses by July 2.
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'''All work is due by midnight for the date posted. All assignments will be posted in Blackboard unless otherwise indicated.'''*
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'''All work is due by midnight for the date posted. All assignments will be posted in Blackboard unless otherwise indicated.* Please use the "Questions/Help area in the Discussion Forum for all questions over the course of the semester.'''
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*Here's a good resource for APA http://flash1r.apa.org/apastyle/basics/index.htm?__utma=185732729.8803373.1320778446.1320778446.1320778446.1&__utmb=185732729.6.10.1320778446&__utmc=185732729&__utmx=-&__utmz=185732729.1320778446.1.1.utmcsr=englishjohnson.pbworks.com|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/w/page/41922430/Home%20Page%203301&__utmv=-&__utmk=184056230
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*Review my [[Contact Info and Office Hours]] info and please not that office hours will be '''Online Only''' from 2-4 on Mondays and Wednesdays. There will be specific areas within Blackboard where I will direct you to ask questions as we progress through assignments. These are usually found in the Discussion area. Please send individual emails using the Blackboard system. These are routed to my [=TAMUCC=] email but coming from Blackboard they are labeled in such a way that I can easily identify that they are coming from students. If you email me directly at susan.garza@tamucc.edu I will still respond but your email is more likely to get lost with all the other stuff that comes through my inbox.
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*Review my [[Contact Info and Office Hours]] info and please not that office hours will be '''Online Only''' from 3-5 on Mondays and Wednesdays. There will be specific areas within Blackboard where I will direct you to ask questions as we progress through assignments. These are usually found in the Discussion area. Please send individual emails using the Blackboard system. These are routed to my [=TAMUCC=] email but coming from Blackboard they are labeled in such a way that I can easily identify that they are coming from students. If you email me directly at susan.garza@tamucc.edu I will still respond but your email is more likely to get lost with all the other stuff that comes through my inbox.
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*Complete "Instructions/Procedures" in the Discussion Forum in BB.
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*Complete "Ethical Implications in Technical Writing" in the Discussion Forum in BB.
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*Complete "Modern Correspondence" in the Discussion Forum in BB.
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*Complete "Ethical Implications in Technical Writing" in the Discussion Forum in BB.
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*Complete "Ethical Implications in Technical Writing" in the Discussion Forum in BB.
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*http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbAHIYaOEHs
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*%red%Turn in final draft of Chapter Proposal. You will need to upload your file to [[TCBZSG Chapter Proposals]] wiki site. It is preferable that your document be in .pdf or at least a .doc format. '''Also, remove your name from the file as we want this to be a blind review.''' Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.
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*Post memo in the Discussion Forum of Blackboard telling which Topic you want to present on as part of the Topic Discussion assignment. Work is due by midnight June 4th. I will respond to you by June 6th to let you know which topic you ave been chosen for. For those of you who want to do the first topic, I will let you know by Tuesday to give you enough time to be ready to present by Thursday.
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*Post memo in the Discussion Forum of Blackboard (BB) telling which Topic you want to present on as part of the Topic Discussion assignment. Work is due by midnight June 4th. I will respond to you by June 6th to let you know which topic you ave been chosen for. For those of you who want to do the first topic, I will let you know by Tuesday to give you enough time to be ready to present by Thursday.
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*Complete the Introduction Activity called "Let's Get to Know Each Other Part II" found on Blackboard in the Blog area.
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*[[Attach:cfpCBZSG2.doc | CFP for '''The Coastal Bend Zombie Survival Guide''']]
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*%red%Turn in first draft of Annotated Bibliography. Take a look at some of the other lists that students post and see if you find resources from their lists that you can use. You don't have to post anything about this part, but you will want to add the new sources to your list before turning the the final Annotated Bibliography next week. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

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*Review [[annotated bibliography samples]].
*Work on Chapter Proposals

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*%red%Turn in final draft of Annotated Bibliography. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.
*%red%Turn in first draft of Chapter Proposal in the [[http://bb9.tamucc.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp | Blackboard]] Discussion Forum. Then read as many other proposals as you can and post what your top 3 choices would be for chapters to be included in '''The Coastal Bend Zombie Survival Guide''', and also tell why you are choosing them. Tell what the writer did that convinced you that this would be a good chapter. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

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*%red%Turn in first draft of Chapter Mock-up in the [[http://bb9.tamucc.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp | Blackboard]] Discussion Forum. Then review as many other proposals as you can and post what your top 3 choices would be for chapters to be included in '''The Coastal Bend Zombie Survival Guide''', and also tell why you are choosing them. Your reasons must include a discussion of the elements discussed in the ''Designing Writing'' text. In other words you can't just say that you think the topic is good or you think the information would be useful to readers. You will need to focus on the visual presentation and talk about that as opposed to focusing on the content. Does the visual presentation draw you in as a reader? Why or why not, discussing the elements from the ''Designing Writing'' text. Does the visual presentation help you to follow and understand the text better than if the visual elements were absent?
Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

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*Choose Chapters for '''The Coastal Bend Zombie Survival Guide'''. Go to http://englishjohnson.pbworks.com/w/page/46952910/CBZSG%20Chapter%20Proposal%20Submissions
*Work on Application Materials
*%red%Post final version of Chapter Mock-up on the [[TCBZSG Chapter Proposals]] wiki site in .pdf or .doc format. '''Make sure that you post it directly under your Chapter Proposal and do not include your name.'''

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*%red%[[Chosen Chapters]]
*%red%Turn in Application Materials in the [[http://bb9.tamucc.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp | Blackboard]] Discussion Forum .pdf or .doc format. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

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*Review [[Survival Guide Chapter Groups]] and chapter feedback
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*Find [=MOU=] templates and decide which format to use
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*%red%Have one person in the group turn in [=MOU=] in the [[http://bb9.tamucc.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp | Blackboard]] Discussion Forum .pdf or .doc format. Individually you must also post that you agree to the terms of the [=MOU=] for your group. Feel free to also post questions/concerns. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

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*Look at chapter mock-up winner [[Chosen Chapters]]
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*%red%Turn in individual 2 pages for Chapter Draft - Part One. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

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*Work on usability questions
*Work on chapter statement
*Go over Final Chapter Presentations
*Work on Chapter Drafts

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*%red%Turn in first draft of the entire chapter for Chapter Draft - Part Two. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

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*%red%Each member of the group will perform a usability survey with at least 3 people (cannot be people in the class). On Blackboard, post what information you gathered from the people you surveyed that will help you improve your chapter. The info does not have to be in report format. You can just list the questions and the answers in the posting. You can all use the same questions or you may want to use different questions. I would shoot for 3-6 questions. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm on the 23rd in order to receive credit.
*%red%Make changes to the chapter based on the feedback received in the usability reports. Then one member of the group will need to post a second draft of your chapter on Blackboard. Remember the format for the chapter has to be the same as the "Bloodless" chapter.

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*Final Chapter Presentations

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*%red%Final chapters are due. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

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%red%Debriefing Report due at the beginning of the class period. This report must be turned in in person as a hard copy report.
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*[[http://www.insidehighered.com/views/mclemee/mclemee323 | Our Zombies, Ourselves By Scott McLemee]]
*http://emergency.cdc.gov/socialmedia/zombies_blog.asp

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*%red%Turn in first draft of Usability Report and in the [[http://bb9.tamucc.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp | Blackboard]] Discussion Forum, read at least 3 other drafts (Any drafts you choose are fine.) and post a response where you tell what you found in the other drafts that you think you will be able to use in your own document to make it stronger. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.
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*Chapter Presentations
**On the Run
**The Undead
*Observation report activity using [[
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*%red%Turn in final draft of Usability Report. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.
*%red%Upload the co-written reports done in class on Monday with your partner(Sep 19). Make sure to put both names on the report. Then post an individual response where you discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the report that you wrote in class. What did you cover well? What did you miss and why do you think you missed it? What needed to be explained better? Then take 2-3 sentences from the report and rewrite those sentences to make them clearer. First, include the sentences you are going to rewrite, and then following that put what you wrote for the rewrite. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

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*Chapter Presentations
**Living in an Undead World
**On the Defense
*Zombie observation activity.

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*%red%Turn in Observation Report for the film clip from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t42q7ZKQH0 | '''Night of the Living Dead''']] in the [[http://bb9.tamucc.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp | Blackboard]] Discussion Forum. Also, start thinking about what you think the focus os your chapter for the '''The Coastal Bend Zombie Survival Guide'''. Based on your ideas for your chapter at this point in the semester, post in the [[http://bb9.tamucc.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp | Blackboard]] Discussion Forum how you think observation will be useful for your chapter. You can post your response in the same posting where you upload your Observation Report and Field Notes. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

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*[[Attach:cfpCBZSG2.doc | CFP for '''The Coastal Bend Zombie Survival Guide''']]
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*Check out [[http://bb9.tamucc.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp | Blackboard]]. You do not have to do anything there today. Just see if you can get in. I posted the wiki links to the course in Blackboard (and hopefully you can see them).
**Students must access BlackBoard 9 using their Active Directory, (also called their [=NetId=] or computer lab access userid) and password. Guidelines for accessing 9.1 are at http://newuser.tamucc.edu.

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**Weapons and Combat Techniques
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*Post memo in the Discussion Forum of Blackboard telling which Topic you want to present on as part of the Topic Discussion assignment. Work is due by midnight June 4th. I will respond to you by June 6th to let you know which topic you ave been chosen for. For those of you who want to do the first topic, I will let you know by Tuesday to give you enough time to be ready to present by Thursday.
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[[https://iol.tamucc.edu/ | Link to IOL where you can login to BlackBoard]]

[[White Paper]] due Feb 26 | [[Project Plan]] due Mar 25 | [[Final Project]] due May 6
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[[Graded Activity]] [[Attach:ENGL3301Su12.pdf | Syllabus]] [[ENGL3301Su12Schedule | Schedule]]

%red%Homework assignments are listed in red. They are due at the beginning of class on the date they are listed. %%Other assignments will be completed during class. While each class may not have a specific in-class activity listed, some work will be assigned and due during each class. Some in-class work will be done in an online environment, but that work still counts as in-class work and points will be deducted if the work if not completed. 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.*
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*Review my [[Contact Info and Office Hours]] info and please not that office hours will be '''Online Only''' from 2-4 on Mondays and Wednesdays.
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*Review my [[Contact Info and Office Hours]] info and please not that office hours will be '''Online Only''' from 2-4 on Mondays and Wednesdays. There will be specific areas within Blackboard where I will direct you to ask questions as we progress through assignments. These are usually found in the Discussion area. Please send individual emails using the Blackboard system. These are routed to my [=TAMUCC=] email but coming from Blackboard they are labeled in such a way that I can easily identify that they are coming from students. If you email me directly at susan.garza@tamucc.edu I will still respond but your email is more likely to get lost with all the other stuff that comes through my inbox.
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*[[http://www.cracked.com/article_15643_5-scientific-reasons-zombie-apocalypse-could-actually-happen.html | 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen By:TE Sloth, David Wong]]
*Review [[Graded Activity]]
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*Also read [[Welcome to ENGL3379]] for more about this class. This is fyi and you do not have to respond after reading.
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*Also read [[Welcome to ENGL3301]] for more about this class. This is fyi and you do not have to respond after reading.
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[[Graded Activity]] [[Attach:ENGL3301Su12.pdf | Syllabus]] [[ENGL3301Su12Schedule | Schedule]]

%red%Homework assignments are listed in red. They are due at the beginning of class on the date they are listed. %%Other assignments will be completed during class. While each class may not have a specific in-class activity listed, some work will be assigned and due during each class. Some in-class work will be done in an online environment, but that work still counts as in-class work and points will be deducted if the work if not completed. 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.*

June 4
*Read the [[Attach:ENGL3301Su12.pdf | Syllabus]], [[Taking an Online Course]], and [[http://www.thebestdegrees.org/how-to-become-a-successful-online-student/ | How to Become a Successful Online Student]], and then post a response in the Discussion area on [[https://iol.tamucc.edu/ | BlackBoard]] (which you can find at https://iol.tamucc.edu/), stating that you have read and understand the syllabus and the requirements for taking this course. Also include any questions you have about the class and/or syllabus.
*Review my [[Contact Info and Office Hours]] info and please not that office hours will be '''Online Only''' from 2-4 on Mondays and Wednesdays.
*Also read [[Welcome to ENGL3379]] for more about this class. This is fyi and you do not have to respond after reading.



Aug 29
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*[[http://www.cracked.com/article_15643_5-scientific-reasons-zombie-apocalypse-could-actually-happen.html | 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen By:TE Sloth, David Wong]]
*Review [[Graded Activity]]

Aug 31
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*Develop Usability Test structure
*Choose groups for Chapter Presentations
*%red%Homework: Read Chapters 1, 2 and 3 in '''Designing Writing: A Practical Guide''' by Mike Palmquist and be ready to discuss the information during class.
*Check out [[http://bb9.tamucc.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp | Blackboard]]. You do not have to do anything there today. Just see if you can get in. I posted the wiki links to the course in Blackboard (and hopefully you can see them).
**Students must access BlackBoard 9 using their Active Directory, (also called their [=NetId=] or computer lab access userid) and password. Guidelines for accessing 9.1 are at http://newuser.tamucc.edu.

Sep 7
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*Conduct Usability Test
*Work on Chapter Presentations

Sep 12
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*[[http://www.insidehighered.com/views/mclemee/mclemee323 | Our Zombies, Ourselves By Scott McLemee]]
*http://emergency.cdc.gov/socialmedia/zombies_blog.asp
*Chapter Presentations
**Weapons and Combat Techniques
**On the Attack

Sep 14
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*%red%Turn in first draft of Usability Report and in the [[http://bb9.tamucc.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp | Blackboard]] Discussion Forum, read at least 3 other drafts (Any drafts you choose are fine.) and post a response where you tell what you found in the other drafts that you think you will be able to use in your own document to make it stronger. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.


Sep 19
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*Chapter Presentations
**On the Run
**The Undead
*Observation report activity using [[http://services.smarthinking.com/static/Document_Library/docs/writeman/1_02.cfm | Smarthinking]].

Sep 21
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*%red%Turn in final draft of Usability Report. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.
*%red%Upload the co-written reports done in class on Monday with your partner(Sep 19). Make sure to put both names on the report. Then post an individual response where you discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the report that you wrote in class. What did you cover well? What did you miss and why do you think you missed it? What needed to be explained better? Then take 2-3 sentences from the report and rewrite those sentences to make them clearer. First, include the sentences you are going to rewrite, and then following that put what you wrote for the rewrite. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

Sep 26
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*Chapter Presentations
**Living in an Undead World
**On the Defense
*Zombie observation activity.

Sep 28
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*%red%Turn in Observation Report for the film clip from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t42q7ZKQH0 | '''Night of the Living Dead''']] in the [[http://bb9.tamucc.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp | Blackboard]] Discussion Forum. Also, start thinking about what you think the focus os your chapter for the '''The Coastal Bend Zombie Survival Guide'''. Based on your ideas for your chapter at this point in the semester, post in the [[http://bb9.tamucc.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp | Blackboard]] Discussion Forum how you think observation will be useful for your chapter. You can post your response in the same posting where you upload your Observation Report and Field Notes. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

Oct 3
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*Research sources for Annotated Bibliography.
*[[Attach:cfpCBZSG2.doc | CFP for '''The Coastal Bend Zombie Survival Guide''']]
*http://hiwrite.com/pro.html

Oct 5
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*%red%Turn in first draft of Annotated Bibliography. Take a look at some of the other lists that students post and see if you find resources from their lists that you can use. You don't have to post anything about this part, but you will want to add the new sources to your list before turning the the final Annotated Bibliography next week. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

Oct 10
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*Review [[annotated bibliography samples]].
*Work on Chapter Proposals

Oct 12
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*%red%Turn in final draft of Annotated Bibliography. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.
*%red%Turn in first draft of Chapter Proposal in the [[http://bb9.tamucc.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp | Blackboard]] Discussion Forum. Then read as many other proposals as you can and post what your top 3 choices would be for chapters to be included in '''The Coastal Bend Zombie Survival Guide''', and also tell why you are choosing them. Tell what the writer did that convinced you that this would be a good chapter. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

Oct 17
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*Work on Chapter Mock-ups

Oct 19
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*%red%Turn in final draft of Chapter Proposal. You will need to upload your file to [[TCBZSG Chapter Proposals]] wiki site. It is preferable that your document be in .pdf or at least a .doc format. '''Also, remove your name from the file as we want this to be a blind review.''' Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.
*%red%Turn in first draft of Chapter Mock-up in the [[http://bb9.tamucc.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp | Blackboard]] Discussion Forum. Then review as many other proposals as you can and post what your top 3 choices would be for chapters to be included in '''The Coastal Bend Zombie Survival Guide''', and also tell why you are choosing them. Your reasons must include a discussion of the elements discussed in the ''Designing Writing'' text. In other words you can't just say that you think the topic is good or you think the information would be useful to readers. You will need to focus on the visual presentation and talk about that as opposed to focusing on the content. Does the visual presentation draw you in as a reader? Why or why not, discussing the elements from the ''Designing Writing'' text. Does the visual presentation help you to follow and understand the text better than if the visual elements were absent?
Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

Oct 24
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*Choose Chapters for '''The Coastal Bend Zombie Survival Guide'''. Go to http://englishjohnson.pbworks.com/w/page/46952910/CBZSG%20Chapter%20Proposal%20Submissions
*Work on Application Materials
*%red%Post final version of Chapter Mock-up on the [[TCBZSG Chapter Proposals]] wiki site in .pdf or .doc format. '''Make sure that you post it directly under your Chapter Proposal and do not include your name.'''

Oct 26
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*%red%[[Chosen Chapters]]
*%red%Turn in Application Materials in the [[http://bb9.tamucc.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp | Blackboard]] Discussion Forum .pdf or .doc format. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

Oct 31
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*Review [[Survival Guide Chapter Groups]] and chapter feedback
*http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4619472/memorandum_of_understanding_definition/
*http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbAHIYaOEHs
*Find [=MOU=] templates and decide which format to use
*Work on [=MOU=]

Nov 2
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*%red%Have one person in the group turn in [=MOU=] in the [[http://bb9.tamucc.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp | Blackboard]] Discussion Forum .pdf or .doc format. Individually you must also post that you agree to the terms of the [=MOU=] for your group. Feel free to also post questions/concerns. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

Nov 7
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*Look at chapter mock-up winner [[Chosen Chapters]]
*Work on Chapter Drafts

Nov 9
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*Here's a good resource for APA http://flash1r.apa.org/apastyle/basics/index.htm?__utma=185732729.8803373.1320778446.1320778446.1320778446.1&__utmb=185732729.6.10.1320778446&__utmc=185732729&__utmx=-&__utmz=185732729.1320778446.1.1.utmcsr=englishjohnson.pbworks.com|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/w/page/41922430/Home%20Page%203301&__utmv=-&__utmk=184056230
*%red%Turn in individual 2 pages for Chapter Draft - Part One. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

Nov 14
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*Work on usability questions
*Work on chapter statement
*Go over Final Chapter Presentations
*Work on Chapter Drafts

Nov 16
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*%red%Turn in first draft of the entire chapter for Chapter Draft - Part Two. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

Nov 21 & 23
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*No inclass meeting this week
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*%red%Each member of the group will perform a usability survey with at least 3 people (cannot be people in the class). On Blackboard, post what information you gathered from the people you surveyed that will help you improve your chapter. The info does not have to be in report format. You can just list the questions and the answers in the posting. You can all use the same questions or you may want to use different questions. I would shoot for 3-6 questions. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm on the 23rd in order to receive credit.
*%red%Make changes to the chapter based on the feedback received in the usability reports. Then one member of the group will need to post a second draft of your chapter on Blackboard. Remember the format for the chapter has to be the same as the "Bloodless" chapter.

Nov 28
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*Final Chapter Presentations

Nov 30
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*%red%Final chapters are due. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

Dec 5
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%red%Debriefing Report due at the beginning of the class period. This report must be turned in in person as a hard copy report.

[=*=]All dates are tentative and subject to change.
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