Class Report: ENGL 135, 21 April 2018

For the final meeting of the session, class was given largely to completion of the reflective postscript. Student questions were entertained and comments made about work as appropriate.

Students are reminded that the final component of the Course Project is due before the end of day Saturday, 21 April 2018.

The class met as scheduled, at 0900 in Room 114 of the San Antonio campus. The course roster listed 13 students, unchanged since last class; one attended, assessed informally. Class participation was as could be expected for the circumstances. No students attended Monday office hours.

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Class Report: SPCH 275, 18 April 2018

For the final meeting of the session, class was given largely to refinement of the final component of the course project. Student questions were entertained and comments made about work as appropriate.

Students are reminded that the final component of the Course Project is due before the end of day Saturday, 21 April 2018.

The class met at 1800 in Room 107 of the San Antonio campus, the better to use needed technology. The course roster listed five students enrolled, unchanged from last week; four attended, assessed informally. Class participation was as expected for the events of the day. No students attended Monday office hours.

Class Report: ENGL 135, 14 April 2018

After addressing questions from the previous meeting, discussion turned to concerns of revision, discussing correctness, clarity, concision, and euphony. Examples were examined, and student questions addressed.

Students were also reminded of upcoming assignments:

  • Discussions, due online before 0059 on 16 April 2018
  • Course Project: Final Draft, due online as a Word document before 0059 on 16 April 2018
  • Course Project, Reflective Postscript, due online as a Word document before 1159 on 21 April 2018

Submission guidelines for the assignments are in the course shell.

The class met as scheduled, at 0900 in Room 114 of the San Antonio campus. The course roster listed 13 students, unchanged since last class; five attended, assessed informally. Class participation was reasonably good. No students attended Monday office hours.

Class Report: SPCH 275, 11 April 2018

After addressing questions from the previous class meeting, discussion turned to concerns of occasional speeches. Examples of speeches were considered, along with concerns of audience and content. Discussion ranged far afield.

Students were also reminded of upcoming assignments:

  • Discussions, due online before 0059 on 16 April 2018
  • Week 7 Homework, due online as a Word file before 0059 on 16 April 2018
  • Week 8 Presentation, due online before 0059 on 21 April 2018

Submission guidelines for the assignments are in the course shell.

The class met as scheduled, at 1800 in Room 108 of the San Antonio campus. The course roster listed five students enrolled, a decline of one from last week; three attended, assessed informally. Class participation was somewhat less robust than in previous weeks. No students attended Monday office hours.

Class Report: ENGL 135, 7 April 2018

After addressing questions from the previous meeting, discussion turned to concerns of rebuttal and refutation. Incorporation of graphics into text was also discussed. Students were given an example of argumentative writing to review and treat in class. Also, attention was given to upcoming assignments, noted below:

  • Discussions, due online before 0059 on 9 April 2018
  • Course Project: Second Draft, due online as a Word document before 0059 on 2 April 2018

Submission guidelines for the assignments are in the course shell.

The class met as scheduled, at 0900 in Room 114 of the San Antonio campus. The course roster listed 13 students, unchanged since last class; three attended, assessed informally. Class participation was good. No students attended Monday office hours.

Class Report: SPCH 275, 4 April 2018

After addressing questions from the previous class meeting, discussion turned to concerns of sourcing and research. Examples of speeches were considered, along with concerns of audience and content. Discussion ranged far afield.

Students were also reminded of upcoming assignments:

  • Discussions, due online before 0059 on 9 April 2018
  • Week 6 Homework, due online as a Word file before 0059 on 9 April 2018
  • Week 6 Presentation, due online before 0059 on 9 April 2018

Submission guidelines for the assignments are in the course shell.

The class met as scheduled, at 1800 in Room 108 of the San Antonio campus. The course roster listed six students enrolled, unchanged from last week; one attended, assessed informally. Class participation was excellent. No students attended Monday office hours.

Class Report: ENGL 135, 31 March 2018

After addressing questions from the previous meeting, discussion turned to concerns of drafting and revision, offering a model of writing processes. As usual, a professional example was examined, and attention was given to upcoming assignments, noted below:

  • Discussions, due online before 0059 on 2 April 2018
  • Course Project: First Draft, due online as a Word document before 0059 on 2 April 2018

Submission guidelines for the assignments are in the course shell.

The class met as scheduled, at 0900 in Room 114 of the San Antonio campus. The course roster listed 13 students, unchanged since last class; seven attended, assessed informally. Class participation was reasonably good. No students attended Monday office hours.

Class Report: SPCH 275, 28 March 2018

After addressing questions from the previous class meeting, discussion turned to concerns of prosody. Examples of speeches were considered, along with concerns of audience and content. Live speech practice finally took place again, as well.

Students were also reminded of upcoming assignments:

  • Discussions, due online before 0059 on 2 April 2018
  • Week 5 Homework, due online as a Word file before 0059 on 2 April 2018
  • Week 5 Course Project Discussion, due online before 0059 on 2 April 2018 (remember that the class has but one group)
  • Week 5 Presentation, due online before 0059 on 2 April 2018

Submission guidelines for the assignments are in the course shell.

The class met as scheduled, at 1800 in Room 108 of the San Antonio campus. The course roster listed six students enrolled, unchanged from last week; four attended, assessed informally. Class participation was reasonably good. No students attended Monday office hours.

Class Report: ENGL 135, 24 March 2018

After addressing questions from the previous meeting, discussion turned to annotated bibliography, generally and in regards to current coursework. Examples from professional contexts (one previously sent to students by email) were examined, offering models of composition for student consideration.

Students were also reminded about upcoming assignments:

  • Discussions, due online before 0059 on 26 March 2018
  • Course Project: Annotated Bibliography, due online as a Word document before 0059 on 26 March 2018

Submission guidelines for the assignments are in the course shell.

The class met as scheduled, at 0900 in Room 114 of the San Antonio campus. The course roster listed 13 students, unchanged since last class; three attended, assessed informally. Class participation was good. No students attended Monday office hours.

Class Report: SPCH 275, 21 March 2018

After addressing questions from the previous class meeting, discussion turned to concerns of visual aids. Examples of speeches employing visual aids were considered, along with their expected audiences. Live speech practice was postponed again due to low attendance.

Students were also reminded of upcoming assignments:

  • Discussions, due online before 0059 on 26 March 2018
  • Week 4 Homework, due online as a Word file before 0059 on 26 March 2018
  • Week 4 Course Project Discussion, due online before 0059 on 26 March 2018 (remember that the class has but one group)
  • Week 4 Presentation, due online before 0059 on 26 March 2018

Submission guidelines for the assignments are in the course shell.

The class met as scheduled, at 1800 in Room 108 of the San Antonio campus. The course roster listed six students enrolled, unchanged from last week; two attended, assessed informally. Class participation was excellent. No students attended Monday office hours.