After addressing questions from and concerns about the previous class meeting, discussion treated student questions about the readings and upcoming assignments, as well as offering instructor comments about them. The exhortation to complete and submit work was reiterated; many students have not turned in assignments, making offering any useful scoring or assessment difficult. Concerns of citation were addressed. Some concerns of usage, particularly commas with addenda, were addressed, as well.
Students are reminded of the following assignments’ due dates:
- Course Project First Draft, 8 August 2016 at 0059
- Week 5 Discussions, 8 August 2016 at 0059
- In-class version of Course Project Second Draft, 11 August 2016 at 1800
The in-class version of the Course Project Second Draft needs to be printed out and brought to class in hard copy at the assigned time. Class time next week will be spent in peer review.
Samples of Course Project First, Second, and Final Drafts are available in the course shell. Other samples of argumentative writing, albeit written for a different style manual, can be found at the following:
- Elliott, G. (2015, October 29). Sample evaluation: Fitting a fictional puzzle into place. [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://elliottrwi.com/2015/10/29/sample-evaluation-fitting-a-fictional-puzzle-into-place/
- Elliott, G. (2016, April 5). Sample student’s own question/Researched paper: Why not have a rhetoric requirement among UL Lafayette PhD students in English? [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://elliottrwi.com/2016/04/05/sample-students-own-questionresearched-paper-why-not-have-a-rhetoric-requirement-among-ul-lafayette-phd-students-in-english/
The class met as scheduled, at 1800 in Rm. 111 of the DeVry San Antonio campus. The class roster listed 12 students enrolled, a decline of one since the last class meeting. Of them, seven attended, verified by a brief written exercise. Student participation was reasonably good. No students attended office hours.