Class Reports: ENGL 1213, Sections 015, 023, and 040–29 January 2016

After addressing questions from the previous class meeting, discussion asked after student progress on the StratRdg, the RV of which was due via D2L before class began. Discussion then turned to the assigned readings, working to come abreast of the course calendar. The assignment sheet for the T&S was distributed, as well.

Students are reminded of the following due dates:

  • StratRdg FV (via D2L before class begins on 5 February 2016)
  • T&S PV (printed hard copy at the beginning of class on 15 February 2016)
  • T&S RV (via D2L before class begins on 19 February 2016)

Students are also reminded that classes meet in Edmon Low Library Room 206 on Wednesday, 3 February 2016. Office hours will be held in the library that day, as well; a note to that effect will be posted on the instructor’s door as a reminder.

Additionally, the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Head of the English Department both ask that students be advised of the upcoming Oklahoma State University Career Fair. Events on 3 February 2016, from 1230-1630, will focus on students majoring in Liberal Arts, Business, Communication, Design, and Social Sciences fields. STEM fields are featured on 4 February 2016. Arts and Sciences students are especially encouraged to attend; Career Services is making an outreach effort, and it would be good to see that outreach met. The Dean notes in an email that “Students who want more information, or to schedule appointments with [the Arts and Sciences] Career Consultants, can be directed to www.hireosugrads.com.”

Regarding meetings and attendance:

  • Section 015 met as scheduled, at 1030 in Classroom Building Room 217. The class roster showed 18 students enrolled, a loss of one since the previous report. Fourteen attended, verified through a brief written exercise. Student participation was adequate.
  • Section 023 met as scheduled, at 1130 in Classroom Building Room 121. The class roster showed 17 students enrolled, a decline of one since the previous report. Fifteen attended, verified through a brief written exercise. Student participation was reasonably good.
  • Section 040 met as scheduled, at 0830 in Morrill Hall Room 206. The class roster showed 17 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Twelve attended, verified through a brief written exercise. Student participation was improved from previous classes, marking a welcome change.
  • No students attended office hours.
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Class Report: ENGL 1213 at NOC, 27 January 2016

After asking about questions from previous classes, discussion treated student progress on the Prop. It also discussed concerns of formatting papers and continued treatment of the assigned readings begun during the last class meeting. Announced also was a class survey, available at the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/9NrH7j9Mpr. Grading for the survey was discussed during the class meeting.

Students are reminded of the following due dates:

  • Prop RV (electronically before class begins, 3 February 2016)
  • Prop FV (electronically before class begins, 10 February 2016)
  • Explore RV (electronically before class begins, 24 February 2016)

The section met as scheduled, at 1300 in North Classroom Building Room 311. The roster listed nine students enrolled, unchanged since the previous class meeting. Eight attended, verified by a brief written exercise. Student participation was abundant, if occasionally distracted.

No students attended office hours since the previous class meeting.

Class Reports: ENGL 1213, Sections 015, 023, and 040–27 January 2016

After addressing questions from the previous class meeting and earlier, discussion asked after progress on the StratRdg before treating concerns of formatting and the readings that had been assigned for the day. A survey was announced as a small homework assignment; it can be found at the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/9NrH7j9Mpr. Grading of the survey was laid out during class.

Students are reminded of the following due dates:

  • StratRdg RV (via D2L before class begins on 29 January 2016)
  • StratRdg FV (via D2L before class begins on 5 February 2016)
  • T&S PV (printed hard copy at the beginning of class on 15 February 2016) Please note that information about the T&S is forthcoming as of this writing. Check back for updates.

Regarding meetings and attendance:

  • Section 015 met as scheduled, at 1030 in Classroom Building Room 217. The class roster showed 19 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Sixteen attended, verified via a brief written exercise. Student participation was adequate.
  • Section 023 met as scheduled, at 1130 in Classroom Building Room 121. The class roster showed 18 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Thirteen attended, verified with a brief written exercise. Student participation was adequate.
  • Section 040 met as scheduled, at 0830 in Morrill Hall Room 206. The class roster showed 17 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Twelve attended, verified through a brief written exercise. Student participation was reasonably good.
  • No students attended office hours.

Class Report: ENGL 1213 at NOC, 25 January 2016

After asking about questions from previous classes, discussion treated student progress on the Prop. It also began to review the general preface and introduction of They Say, I Say, the readings that had been assigned for completion; review took the form of noting basic rhetorical concepts to frame further discussion.

Students are reminded of the following due dates:

  • Prop RV (electronically before class begins, 3 February 2016)
  • Prop FV (electronically before class begins, 10 February 2016)
  • Explore RV (electronically before class begins, 24 February 2016)

The section met as scheduled, at 1300 in North Classroom Building Room 311. The roster listed nine students enrolled, a loss of two since the previous class meeting. Eight attended, verified by a brief written exercise. Student participation was adequate.

One student attended office hours since the previous class meeting.

Class Reports: ENGL 1213, Sections 015, 023, and 040–25 January 2016

Class time was taken up by peer review of the StratRdg PV, as indicated during the previous class meeting.

Students are reminded of the following due dates:

  • StratRdg RV (via D2L before class begins on 29 January 2016)
  • StratRdg FV (via D2L before class begins on 5 February 2016)
  • T&S PV (printed hard copy at the beginning of class on 15 February 2016) Please note that information about the T&S is forthcoming as of this writing. Check back for updates.

Regarding meetings and attendance:

  • Section 015 met as scheduled, at 1030 in Classroom Building Room 217. The class roster showed 19 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Fifteen attended, verified through assessment of the StratRdg PV as a minor assignment.
  • Section 023 met as scheduled, at 1130 in Classroom Building Room 121. The class roster showed 18 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Thirteen attended, verified through assessment of the StratRdg PV as a minor assignment.
  • Section 040 met as scheduled, at 0830 in Morrill Hall Room 206. The class roster showed 17 students enrolled, a loss of one since the previous report. Thirteen attended, verified through assessment of the StratRdg PV as a minor assignment.
  • No students attended office hours.

Class Reports: ENGL 1213, Sections 015, 023, and 040–22 January 2016

After addressing questions from earlier classes, discussion addressed student concerns about and instructor-selected points from the readings assigned to be done for the day. Inquiry after progress on the StratRdg was made, and discussion of the Rose piece continued from the previous class meeting or began as time permitted.

Students are reminded of the following due dates:

  • StratRdg PV (in print as class begins on 25 January 2016)
  • StratRdg RV (via D2L before class begins on 29 January 2016)
  • StratRdg FV (via D2L before class begins on 5 February 2016)

Students may note a change in grades on the StratRdg Txt. Some in one class successfully argued for a change in the scale applied thereto. Their success benefits those who submitted the assignment in a timely fashion.

Students are also advised of the following, at the request of the Department Chair (the request was received via email on Thursday, 21 January 2016):

Take an OSU Study Abroad Course to Trinidad and Tobago!

Travel dates: June 1-13th, 2016

  • Trinidad and Tobago are two southern Caribbean islands that make one nation. The climate is tropical, and the islands boast lush forests, sandy beaches, and historic cities. We will spend most of our time exploring Trinidad, with one overnight trip to Tobago.
  • Taught by Dr. Richard Frohock (frohock@okstate.edu), this course (ENGL 4400.606, three credit hours) is on the Literature and Culture of the Greater Caribbean. It is a general education course that carries Humanities (H) and Contemporary International Cultures (I) designations. There are no prerequisites, and the class is open to all majors.
  • The course fee of $2,200 includes tuition and fees, travel insurance, 12 nights lodging, meals, multiple excursions, and local ground transportation. The course fee also includes a round trip flight from Trinidad to Tobago for our overnight trip.
  • Enrollment is open now; to be able to apply for A&S and Provost scholarship opportunities (deadlines Jan 22nd and 29th), students must first submit a non-binding course application by contacting Shane O’Mealey in the A&S Outreach office (omealey@okstate.edu, 405-744-5647).

Regarding meetings and attendance:

  • Section 015 met as scheduled, at 1030 in Classroom Building Room 217. The class roster showed 19 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Seventeen attended, verified by a brief written exercise. Student participation was reasonably good.
  • Section 023 met as scheduled, at 1130 in Classroom Building Room 121. The class roster showed 18 students enrolled, a decline of one since the previous report. Fourteen attended, verified by a brief written exercise. Student participation was adequate.
  • Section 040 met as scheduled, at 0830 in Morrill Hall Room 206. The class roster showed 18 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Fourteen attended, verified by a brief written exercise. Student participation was minimal; students are advised that it needs to improve markedly.
  • Four students attended office hours.

Class Report: ENGL 1213 at NOC, 20 January 2016

After addressing questions from earlier classes, discussion treated results of the diagnostic exercise conducted at the last class meeting and introduced the Prop. A sample of the last is available online for student use: https://elliottrwi.com/2016/01/14/sample-topic-proposal-why-not-have-a-rhetoric-requirement-among-ul-lafayette-phd-students-in-english/.

Students are reminded of the following due dates:

  • Prop RV (electronically before class begins, 3 February 2016)
  • Prop FV (electronically before class begins, 10 February 2016)
  • Explore RV (electronically before class begins, 24 February 2016)

The section met as scheduled, at 1300 in North Classroom Building Room 311. The roster listed 11 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous class meeting. Nine attended, verified by a brief written exercise.

One student attended office hours since the previous class meeting.

Class Reports: ENGL 1213, Sections 015, 023, and 040–20 January 2016

After addressing questions from earlier classes, discussion pointed out new readings to be done (per the revised syllabus, here: G. Elliott Spring 2016 ENGL 1213 Syllabus and Course Calendar Revision) and spoke to concerns of informal citation relevant to the StratRdg. The StratRdg Txt was collected, as promised during the previous class meeting, and model reading of the Rose piece was begun as time permitted.

Students are reminded of the following due dates:

  • StratRdg PV (in print as class begins on 25 January 2016)
  • StratRdg RV (via D2L before class begins on 29 January 2016)
  • StratRdg FV (via D2L before class begins on 5 February 2016)

Students should also note that they are to meet in the Edmon Low Library, Room 206, on 3 February 2016. Class will take place there; attendance will be counted there. Office hours are likely to be held there that day, as well.

Regarding meetings and attendance:

  • Section 015 met as scheduled, at 1030 in Classroom Building Room 217. The class roster showed 19 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Fifteen attended, verified by submission of the StratRdg Txt. Student participation was good.
  • Section 023 met as scheduled, at 1130 in Classroom Building Room 121. The class roster showed 19 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Eighteen attended, verified by submission of the StratRdg Txt. Student participation was adequate.
  • Section 040 met as scheduled, at 0830 in Morrill Hall Room 206. The class roster showed 18 students enrolled, five having dropped and five others added since the previous report. Fifteen attended, verified by submission of the StratRdg Txt. Student participation was adequate.
  • No students attended office hours.