Welcome to First Year Seminar!

Come on in, have a seat, and take a few minutes to fill out the Student Information sheet.

Let's take a few minutes to introduce ourselves.

  • What is your name?
  • Where are you from?
  • -pick a question-
  • If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Now let me tell you a little bit about myself and answer any questions you have!


Syllabus

What is Triad K?

What is seminar, anyway?


Day One Freewrite

"We must bear in mind...that the central dynamic of our race has never been a conflict between good and evil but rather between enlightenment and ignorance. Ignorance makes the headlines, wins the medals, doles out the punishment, jingles the coin, yet in its clandestine cubbyholes (and occasionally on the public stage) enlightenment continues to quietly sparkle, its radiance outshining the entire disco ball of history."

                                                -Tom Robbins
  • Spend a moment reflecting on this, then take three minutes to respond to this quote in writing.
  • What does it mean to you?
  • Does it remind you of anything?

Homework! Say What?! As a way to further introduce yourself to me, I want you to design a full page "profile" of yourself. (Think about it as a Facebook profile.)

What your profile needs to have: On a sheet of 8.5x 11 paper, please address the following:

  • Your name (or the name you preferred to be called) and seminar day / time.
  • Must have a picture of you and only you.
  • Should represent you (favorite sport, hobby, movie, subject, food, general interests, etc.).
  • In other words, share with me a little about yourself.

On the back of your profile, you will need to do your first daily writing (can be done as question/answer, in paragraph format, or in letter format - please answer the questions! :)

  • What has been your greatest accomplishment?
  • Why have you decided to attend college?
  • What three goals do you hope to meet by the end of the semester?
  • What can I as your seminar instructor do to make your semester productive and meaningful?

This will be due next Tuesday, August 28th at the beginning of Seminar and will count as your first Seminar participation grade.

Email me (sean.britt@tamucc.edu) if you have any questions. :D