Initial Comments for the May 2017 Session at DeVry University in San Antonio

With apologies for the delay…

I‘ve just recently signed my teaching contracts for the May 2017 session at DeVry University in San Antonio, Texas. During the session, I’ll be teaching another section of ENGL 135: Advanced Composition (which I enjoyed last time I did so), as well as a section of ENGL 062: Introduction to Reading and Writing (which will be my first time teaching it at DeVry, although I’ve taught 0-level courses before).

Having a layout of what’s due when is helpful, I find. As such, the following:

ENGL 062

The course requires two essays drafted in stages, other papers, reading lab activities, and discussion postings. Information about the papers and activities is in the course shell; grading information about the discussions is forthcoming. Due dates for each appear below; times are corrected to local time for San Antonio:

Essays

  • Essay 1 Draft, online before 0059 on 22 May 2017
  • Essay 1 Final, online before 0059 on 29 May 2017
  • Essay 2 Draft, online before 0059 on 12 June 2017
  • Essay 2 Final, online before 0059 on 19 June 2017

Activities

  • Reading Lab: Active Reading Strategies, online before 0059 on 8 May 2017
  • Reading Lab: Path Builder Diagnostic, online before 0059 on 8 May 2017
  • Reading Lab: Vocabulary, online before 0059 on 15 May 2017
  • Reading Lab: Stated Main Ideas, online before 0059 on 15 May 2017
  • Reading Lab: Outlining and Mapping, online before 0059 on 22 May 2017
  • Reading Lab: Supporting Details, online before 0059 on 22 May 2017
  • Reading Lab: Next Reading (I), online before 0059 on 22 May 2017
  • Reading Lab: Implied Main Ideas, online before 0059 on 29 May 2017
  • Reading Lab: Next Reading (II), online before 0059 on 29 May 2017
  • Reading Lab: Paraphrasing & Summarizing, online before 0059 on 5 June 2017
  • Reading Lab: Next Reading (III), online before 0059 on 5 June 2017
  • Reading Lab: Inference, online before 0059 on 12 June 2017
  • Reading Lab: Ten Patterns of Organization, online before 0059 on 12 June 2017
  • Reading Lab: Next Reading (IV), online before 0059 on 12 June 2017
  • Reading Lab: Reading Textbooks, online before 0059 on 19 June 2017
  • Reading Lab: Next Reading (V), online before 0059 on 19 June 2017

Other Writing

  • Developed Paragraph, online before 0059 on 15 May 2017
  • Summary/Reaction Paper, online before 0059 on 5 June 2017
  • Reflective and Planning Postscript, in class on 24 June 2017

Discussions

  • Week 1, online before 0059 on 8 May 2017
  • Week 2, online before 0059 on 15 May 2017
  • Week 3, online before 0059 on 22 May 2017
  • Week 4, online before 0059 on 29 May 2017
  • Week 5, online before 0059 on 5 June 2017
  • Week 6, online before 0059 on 12 June 2017
  • Week 7, online before 0059 on 19 June 2017

I know it seems like a lot, but I also know 1) preparation, particularly in so short a time as we have, is hard, and 2) my students are capable of doing the work.

ENGL 135

The course focuses on composing one paper in stages; the work is supplemented by additional activities and graded discussions. Information about the paper and activities is in the course shell; grading of the discussions is forthcoming (but will be much like it was in earlier terms, for those who have been looking ahead). Due dates for each appear below; times are corrected to local time for San Antonio:

Course Project

  • Topic Selection, online before 0059 on 8 May 2017
  • Source Summary, online before 0059 on 15 May 2017
  • Research Proposal, online before 0059 on 22 May 2017
  • Annotated Bibliography, online before 0059 on 29 May 2017
  • First Draft, online before 0059 on 5 June 2017
  • Second Draft, online before 0059 on 12 June 2017
  • Final Draft, online before 0059 on 19 June 2017

Activities

  • Information Literacy Module, online before 0059 on 15 May 2017
  • APA Format Presentation Module, online before 0059 on 22 May 2017
  • Course Project Reflective Postscript, in class on 20 June 2017

Discussions

  • Week 1, online before 0059 on 8 May 2017
  • Week 2, online before 0059 on 15 May 2017
  • Week 3, online before 0059 on 22 May 2017
  • Week 4, online before 0059 on 29 May 2017
  • Week 5, online before 0059 on 5 June 2017
  • Week 6, online before 0059 on 12 June 2017
  • Week 7, online before 0059 on 19 June 2017

I know it seems like a lot, but I also know 1) preparation, particularly in so short a time as we have, is hard, and 2) my students are capable of doing the work.

I look forward to seeing both sets of students do it!

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