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Updated 31 May 2017 to reflect current status.

About a Local Linguistics Study

Because collegiality matters, I pass on the following information from Sara Loss, Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Oklahoma State University. She is requesting participants for a linguistics study; details are below:

What: First – tell me if you could or couldn’t say some sentences
Then – give judgments on a computer about what different sentences mean. (A device on the computer will track where your eyes are looking!)

How long: About half an hour.

When: We’ll arrange a time. Send me a few times that work for you.

Where: Morrill 112, The Linguistics Lab

Sorry, no compensation.

Please email me at saraloss@okstate.edu for more information or to set up a time.

The accompanying flier appears here: Personal Datives Flier.

I am trying to participate in the study; I encourage you to do the same. Help us make new knowledge!

Class Report: ENGL 1213 at NOC, 30 March 2016

After addressing questions from previous classes, discussion inquired after student impressions of the AnnBib, of which the FV was due before class began. Readings assigned for the day and further ideas of the ResPpr also received attention.

Students are reminded of the following due dates:

  • ResPpr RV (due online before class begins on 13 April 2016)
  • ResPpr FV (due online before class begins on 20 April 2016)
  • FinPort (due online before class begins on 27 April 2016; information is forthcoming as of this writing)

The section met as scheduled, at 1300 in North Classroom Building Room 311. The roster listed seven students enrolled, unchanged since the previous class meeting. Six attended, verified informally. Student participation was good, if somewhat distracted.

No students attended office hours since the previous class meeting.

Class Reports: ENGL 1213, Sections 015, 023, and 040–30 March 2016

After addressing questions from the previous class meeting, discussion asked after progress on the SOQ; since the assignment will account for nearly a third of the total course grade, it seems to merit attention. Assigned readings for the day were also treated.

Students are reminded of the following due dates:

  • SpEx (in class on 1 April 2016)
  • SOQ PV (in print as class begins on 8 April 2016)
  • SOQ RV (via D2L before class begins on 15 April 2016)

Regarding meetings and attendance:

  • Section 015 met as scheduled, at 1030 in Classroom Building Room 217. The class roster showed 16 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Fifteen attended, verified informally. Student participation was good, if somewhat distracted; part of the distraction derived from then-breaking news about local events.
  • Section 023 met as scheduled, at 1130 in Classroom Building Room 121. The class roster showed 16 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Thirteen attended, verified informally. Student participation was reasonably good.
  • Section 040 met as scheduled, at 0830 in Morrill Hall Room 206. The class roster showed 14 students enrolled, a decline of one since the previous report. Twelve attended, verified informally. Student participation was quite good.
  • No students attended office hours.

Class Report: ENGL 1213 at NOC, 28 March 2016

After addressing questions from previous classes, discussion treated additional concerns of the AnnBib before discussing the assigned reading for the day and refining discussion of the ResPpr.

Students are reminded of the following due dates:

  • AnnBib FV (due online before class begins on 30 March 2016)
  • ResPpr RV (due online before class begins on 13 April 2016)
  • ResPpr FV (due online before class begins on 20 April 2016)

The section met as scheduled, at 1300 in North Classroom Building Room 311. The roster listed seven students enrolled, unchanged since the previous class meeting. Five attended, verified informally. Student participation was good.

One student attended office hours since the previous class meeting.

Class Reports: ENGL 1213, Sections 015, 023, and 040–28 March 2016

After addressing questions from the previous class meeting, discussion asked after progress on the SOQ before treating the readings assigned for the day.

Students are reminded of the following due dates:

  • SpEx (in class on 1 April 2016)
  • SOQ PV (in print as class begins on 8 April 2016)
  • SOQ RV (via D2L before class begins on 15 April 2016)

Regarding meetings and attendance:

  • Section 015 met as scheduled, at 1030 in Classroom Building Room 217. The class roster showed 16 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Fifteen attended, verified through a brief written exercise. Student participation was good, if somewhat distracted.
  • Section 023 met as scheduled, at 1130 in Classroom Building Room 121. The class roster showed 16 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Thirteen 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 15 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Eleven attended, verified informally. Student participation was reasonably good.
  • No students attended office hours.

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

After addressing questions from the previous class meeting, discussion asked after student impressions of the Infog, of which the FV was due before class began. Student progress on the SOQ was discussed, and information about the SpEx disseminated.

Students are reminded of the following due dates:

  • SpEx (in class on 1 April 2016)
  • SOQ PV (in print as class begins on 8 April 2016)
  • SOQ RV (via D2L before class begins on 15 April 2016)

Regarding meetings and attendance:

  • Section 015 met as scheduled, at 1030 in Classroom Building Room 217. The class roster showed 16 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Thirteen attended, verified through a brief written exercise. Student participation was good, if subject to distraction.
  • Section 023 met as scheduled, at 1130 in Classroom Building Room 121. The class roster showed 16 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Fourteen attended, verified through a brief written exercise. Student participation was good, if subject to distraction.
  • Section 040 met as scheduled, at 0830 in Morrill Hall Room 206. The class roster showed 15 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Ten attended, verified informally. Student participation was reasonably good.
  • Two students attended office hours.

Class Report: ENGL 1213 at NOC, 23 March 2016

After addressing questions from previous classes, discussion asked after impressions of the AnnBib RV, which was to have been submitted before class began. Comments about assigned readings were voiced, and information regarding the ResPpr was presented.

Students are reminded of the following due dates:

  • AnnBib FV (due online before class begins on 30 March 2016)
  • ResPpr RV (due online before class begins on 13 April 2016)
  • ResPpr FV (due online before class begins on 20 April 2016)

Students are informed also that the College final exam schedule for the current term lists the appointed exam time as 1400-1550 on 2 May 2016. Students should expect to meet in the regular classroom for it.

The section met as scheduled, at 1300 in North Classroom Building Room 311. The roster listed seven students enrolled, unchanged since the previous class meeting. All attended, verified informally. Student participation was good.

No students attended office hours since the previous class meeting.

Class Reports: ENGL 1213, Sections 015, 023, and 040–23 March 2016

After collecting the T&S Update and addressing questions from the previous class meeting, discussion asked after progress on the Infog, of which the FV is soon due (see below). Assigned readings and the SOQ also received attention.

Students are reminded of the following due dates:

  • Infog FV (via D2L before class begins on 25 March 2016)
  • SpEx (in class on 1 April 2016; information is forthcoming as of this writing)
  • SOQ PV (in print as class begins on 8 April 2016)

Regarding meetings and attendance:

  • Section 015 met as scheduled, at 1030 in Classroom Building Room 217. The class roster showed 16 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Fifteen attended, verified through 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 16 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Fifteen attended, verified through a brief written exercise. Student participation was markedly restrained, and students were dismissed in favor of working on their assignments.
  • Section 040 met as scheduled, at 0830 in Morrill Hall Room 206. The class roster showed 15 students enrolled, unchanged since the previous report. Eleven attended, verified through a brief written exercise. Student participation was subdued.
  • Two students attended office hours.

Class Report: ENGL 1213 at NOC, 21 March 2016

After addressing questions from previous classes and addressing formatting concerns, discussion focused on matters of assigned readings, long neglected in favor of assignment discussions and instructor illness on 9 March 2016.

Students are reminded of the following due dates:

  • AnnBib RV (due online before class begins on 23 March 2016)
  • AnnBib FV (due online before class begins on 30 March 2016)
  • ResPpr RV (due online before class begins on 13 April 2016; note that materials for the assignment are not yet developed as of this writing)

The section met as scheduled, at 1300 in North Classroom Building Room 311. The roster listed seven students enrolled, unchanged since the previous class meeting. Six attended, verified informally. Student participation was reasonably good.

No students attended office hours since the previous class meeting.