Class Report: ENGL 135.12184, 20 June 2017

For the final meeting of the session, class was given over to completion of the Course Project Reflective Postscript–which serves the course as an analog of a final exam. Some individual consultation was conducted while the exercise was in progress.

Class met as scheduled, at 1800 in Rm. 107 of the San Antonio Metro campus. The class roster listed 10 students, a decline of one since the last meeting; five attended, verified informally. Student participation was as expected. No students attended the most recent previous office hours.

Class Report: ENGL 062.12192, 17 June 2017

After addressing questions from the previous class meeting and online, discussion turned towards concerns of essay-writing, as well as other questions about writing in general. Class concluded by offering supervised in-class completion time on coursework and unsupervised time to complete student surveys of instruction.

Students are reminded of the following assignments’ due dates, following the initial comments on the session:

  • Essay 2 Final, online before 0059 on 19 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
  • Week 7 Discussions, online before 0059 on 19 June 2017

The class met as scheduled, at 0900 in Room 107 of the San Antonio campus. The class roster listed seven students enrolled, unchanged since the last class meeting. Of them, five attended, verified informally. Student participation was reasonably good. One student attended office hours.

Reflective Comments about the Second Year

It has been two years since the first post to this webspace went up, two years that I have been working on Elliott RWI. As I write this, I have made 475 posts to the blogroll (this will be post 476), and I have posted many individual pages, collecting 15637 views from 4398 visitors. In the last year, therefore, I have made 311 posts and collected 3043 views from 1315 visitors (based on “Reflective Comments about the First Year“).

My employment situation continues to be odd. While I still teach, I do much less of it in the classroom now than I have done, and I am working mostly outside academia for reasons I have discussed previously. I do still remain engaged in some scholarship, though, having recently sent off an article for review and pressing on, albeit only haltingly and with difficulty, with the Tales after Tolkien Society.

I have also tried my hand at creative writing, notably in the Points of Departure and Pronghorn Project lines. They seem to have been decently received, but my employment situation has kept me from doing more with them for a while. Whether I’ll return to them or go on to other subjects entirely, I am not sure. Still, the experience has been good; I am glad to have had it.

Donations remain welcome and may be made here.

Class Report: ENGL 135.12184, 13 June 2017

After treating questions from the last class meeting and earlier in the semester, discussion returned to concerns of revision, addressing specific concerns noted on the most recent submission, before moving toward assignments.

Students are reminded of some upcoming assignments, noted in an earlier post:

  • Course Project Final Draft, online before 0059 on 19 June 2017
  • Week 7 Discussions, online before 0059 on 19 June 2017

Class met as scheduled, at 1800 in Rm. 107 of the San Antonio Metro campus. The class roster listed 11 students, a decline of two since the last meeting; five attended, verified informally. Student participation was reasonably good. No students attended the most recent previous office hours.

Class Report: ENGL 062.12192, 10 June 2017

After addressing questions from the previous class meeting and online, discussion turned towards concerns of inference, organization, and essay-writing, as well as other questions about writing in general. Class concluded by offering in-class completion time on coursework.

Students are reminded of the following assignments’ due dates, following the initial comments on the session:

  • Essay 2 Draft, online before 0059 on 12 June 2017
  • Reading Lab: Inferences, online before 0059 on 12 June 2017
  • Reading Lab: Patterns of Organization, online before 0059 on 12 June 2017
  • Reading Lab: Next Reading (IV), online before 0059 on 12 June 2017
  • Week 6 Discussions, online before 0059 on 12 June 2017

The class met as scheduled, at 0900 in Room 107 of the San Antonio campus. The class roster listed seven students enrolled, a decline of one since the last class meeting. Of them, only four attended, verified informally. Student participation was reasonably good. No students attended office hours.

Class Report: ENGL 135.12184, 6 June 2017

After the interruption occasioned by weather last time class was scheduled, discussion treated questions from earlier in the semester. It then moved toward concerns of revision, engaging the class in a practice round thereof, before moving toward assignments.

Students are reminded of some upcoming assignments, noted in an earlier post:

  • Course Project Second Draft, online before 0059 on 12 June 2017
  • Week 6 Discussions, online before 0059 on 12 June 2017

Class met as scheduled, at 1800 in Rm. 107 of the San Antonio Metro campus. The class roster listed 13 students, a decline of one since the last meeting; seven attended, verified informally. Student participation was good. No students attended the most recent previous office hours.

Class Report: ENGL 062.12192, 3 June 2017

After addressing questions from the previous class meeting and online, discussion turned towards concerns of summary and response, as well as other questions about writing in general. The class generated a sample summary and response, as well, practicing for assignments for the week. Class concluded by offering in-class completion time on coursework.

Students are reminded of the following assignments’ due dates, following the initial comments on the session:

  • Summary & Reaction, online before 0059 on 5 June 2017
  • Reading Lab: Paraphrasing & Summarizing, online before 0059 on 5 June 2017
  • Reading Lab: Next Reading (III), online before 0059 on 5 June 2017
  • Week 5 Discussions, online before 0059 on 5 June 2017

The class met as scheduled, at 0900 in Room 107 of the San Antonio campus. The class roster listed eight students enrolled, unchanged since the last class meeting. Of them, five attended, verified informally. Student participation was reasonably good. Office hours were truncated against the instructor moving.