Class Reports: ENGL 1113: Composition I, Sections 025, 044, 084, and 102- 16 September 2015

Discussion among the four sections of Composition I today continued to address concerns of the Profile. Readings informing the Profile received more attention.

Class concluded with a riddle quiz of the sort administered on 31 August 2015. The text of the riddle derives from one in the Exeter Book, labeled by SAJ Bradley in Anglo-Saxon Poetry as Riddle 61. The answer is reportedly either “shirt” or “helmet,” but, as in the earlier quiz, the grade on the assignment was determined by the quality of the proofreading and of the explanation of the answer from the textual clues provided, rather than from the “correctness” of the answer itself.

Student participation was

  • Somewhat subdued in Section 025;
  • Good, if somewhat distracted, in Section 044;
  • Reasonably good in Section 084: and
  • Less robust than could be desired in Section 102.

Students are additionally reminded of upcoming assignment due dates:

  • Profile PV, 18 September 2015 (bring a print copy to class)
  • Profile RV, 25 September 2015 (via D2L before the beginning of class time)
  • Profile FV, 2 October 2015 (via D2L before the beginning of class time)

Students should please also note that the course webpage is undergoing updates. They should also note that a sample profile has been posted.

Regarding class meetings and attendance:

  • Section 025 met as scheduled, at 1030 in Engineering South 213 A. The class roster listed 17 students enrolled, unchanged since the last report. Fifteen attended, verified by the riddle quiz noted above. Of note, the class hosted an observer as part of regular assessment of instruction in the program.
  • Section 044 met as scheduled, at 1330 in Classroom Building 108. The class roster listed 18 students enrolled, a decline of one since the last report. Seventeen attended, verified by the riddle quiz noted above.
  • Section 084 met as scheduled, at 0830 in Morrill Hall 306. The class roster listed 19 students enrolled, unchanged since the last report. All attended, verified by the riddle quiz noted above.
  • Section 102 met as scheduled, at 1230 in Classroom Building 221. The class roster listed 18 students enrolled, unchanged since the last report. Fifteen attended, verified by the riddle quiz noted above.
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