Graded Activity for 3375 Syllabus Schedule

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.*

August 25

Aug 30

Sep 1

  • Check out 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.
  • Choose groups for Chapter Presentations

Sep 6

Sep 8

  • Chapter Presentations - Chapter 2, 3 & 4

Sep 13

  • Chapter Presentations - Chapters 5, 6 & 7

Sep 15

  • Turn in first draft of Document Design Report and in the 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 20

  • Chapter Presentations - Chapters 8, 9, 10 & 11

Sep 22

  • Turn in final draft of Document Design Report. Upload it in the Blackboard Discussion Forum by 10pm.
  • Turn in first draft of Ethics Report and in the Blackboard Discussion Forum, read at least 3 other drafts (Any drafts you choose are fine.) and post a response where you tell what other points you found in the other drafts related to the ethical treatment of Zombies that you will add to your document. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

Sep 27

Sep 29

  • Turn in final draft of Ethics Report. Upload it in the Blackboard Discussion Forum by 10pm.
  • Post in the Blackboard Discussion Forum your ideas for what you will do your Observation Report on. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

Oct 4

Oct 6

  • 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 11

Oct 13

  • Turn in final draft of Annotated Bibliography. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.
  • Turn in first draft of Chapter Proposal in the 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 18

  • Work on Chapter Mock-ups

Oct 20

  • Turn in final draft of Chapter Proposal in the Blackboard Discussion Forum. . Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.
  • Turn in first draft of Chapter Mock-up in the 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 25

  • Work on functional resume

Oct 27

  • Turn in final draft of Chapter Mock-up in the Blackboard Discussion Forum. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

Nov 1

Nov 3

  • Post in the Blackboard Discussion Forum your Style Guides. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

Nov 8

Nov 10

  • Turn in first drafts of chapters. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

Nov 15

Nov 17

  • Turn in second drafts of chapters. Your work must be posted no later than 10pm in order to receive credit.

Nov 22

  • By now you should have read all of the chapters that have been submitted for The Coastal Bend Zombie Survival Guide. Post in the Blackboard Discussion Forum a proposed Table of Contents for the book, along with an Introduction that would explain to readers the purposes/reasons for the book. Your introduction should also speak to the reasons for why you set up your Table of Contents the way that you did.

Nov 29

  • Prepare questions for usability tests of chapters

Dec 1

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

Dec 6

  • Work on Contributors pages.
  • Finalize book.

*All dates are tentative and subject to change.