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WEEK #1: GETTING STARTED
2 AND…. . We’re off! • 6 weeks • 38 days • 7 days a week
COMMENCEMENT • All material for Week #1 is under the “Commencement” page. • It is also duplicated under the “Course Documents” page.
4 WELCOME STATEMENT • First, if you have not already done so, watch the “Learn Orientation. ” • Then read the “Welcome Statement” under the link on this page: • A copy is also under “Course Documents. ”
5 ACADEMIC HONESTY • Next, read the “Academic Honesty Policy. ” • Then take the “Academic Honesty Quiz” linked under this icon: • Both of these items appear on the bottom of this “Commencement” page.
6 ACADEMIC HONESTY • ALL quizzes will be linked under the ASSESSMENT tab in the Course Menu tool bar, at the left of the screen:
7 RETURN to the PAGE • Then return to the “Commencement” page: • Click on the word “Commencement” in the bread crumbs in the middle of the screen OR go back through the Course Content (homepage) page on the menu bar at left.
8 COURSE DOCUMENTS • Once back to the “Commencement” page • Read the other Course Documents -- – Syllabus – House Rules – Class Schedule – Essay Basics
9 CLASS SCHEDULE • The “Class Schedule” is duplicated under the following pages: Commencement Course Documents Schedule • Each page contains the same file, the same information.
10 CLASS SCHEDULE • Here’s a screen shot of a typical calendarclass schedule page: In this last column, you will find what’s due and on what day it’s due for each week
11 TURNITIN. COM • Now, set up your account on Turnitin. com. • The directions sheet is also under the “Commencement” page • UNFORTUNATELY, the English Department has decided to DROP its Tii subscription. • SO…. • You do NOT have to set up an account. “Course Documents” page • You do NOT have to submit your papers there too. • Please IGNORE any reference to it throughout the course. • Both our Class ID and our Enrollment Code are on the directions sheet. – You won’t be able to create an account w/o them.
12 WEEK #1 QUIZ • After reading all the COURSE DOCUMENTS • Take the Week #1 Quiz – which basically confirms you have read and understood that important material • As with all quizzes, access it under the ASSESSMENTS tab in the Course Menu (at left)
13 ESSAYS • All essays will be submitted to the “Assignment Drop Box” in Learn. • This is the ASSIGNMENTS tab in the Course Menu at left – Assessments = Quizzes – Assignments = Essays • Please Note: – Use WORD files only (. doc, . docx) – NO Open Office or Google Docs
14 DISCUSSION GROUPS • Open the “Discussion Groups” page through its Course Menu link:
15 DISCUSSION GROUPS • Read the links on Etiquette and Directions. • These files also appear on the “Course Documents” page and the “Week #1” page.
16 DISCUSSION GROUPS • Each topic is listed in order. • Each topic has its own set of instructions for each task. directions topic
17 DISCUSSION GROUPS • These postings are the “homework” for the course and are synonymous with journals and activities and exercises. • Generally speaking, these assignments are journals; thus, they are concise, insightful – one-page documents (unless otherwise noted) • and the NOT 3 -4 -page essays – and the NOT 3 -4 -page essays • If you are unsure of the directions for a particular posting, please ask me.
18 DISCUSSION GROUPS • Once you have read the Discussion Groups Etiquette & General Directions, you will post your first one: – “DG #1: Process Essay Topic & Outline” – This concerns the 1 st essay • Process Essay, due Friday by 11 am • The directions for this are next to that topic.
19 DISCUSSION GROUPS • One of the reasons I chose the Discussion Groups format is that students can read each other’s postings to get some idea of what is going on. • That’s “read, ” not “copy. ” – Academic Honesty! • You can “discuss” ideas with each other by replying to a post, very much as you would reply to an email. • You can also check (not copy) homework to see how accurate your answers are. • The DG page allows students an opportunity to communicate and commiserate. • Having said all that, I remain the authority on all matters, so ask ME if you are lost or if you have questions.
20 GRAMMAR • We’ll spend the first few weeks on grammar • For Week #1, you have a Pre-Diagnostic due – under “Assessments” • For Weeks #1 -4, you’ll have grammar Readings & Exercises to complete – Readings = in the LBE book – Exercises = on Grammar Bytes site • self-grading • *must achieve at least 70* – Quizzes = by Monday 11 am *Work on these Monday through Friday; take the related QUIZZES by midnight Sunday.
21 GRAMMAR “&” ESSAYS • Concurrently, we will begin with the RHETORICAL STRATEGIES (types of essays) – I have tried to group the weeks by the RS – so you will have Grammar and RS work SIMULTANEOUSLY for the first few weeks
22 WEEK #1 CHECKLIST • Course Materials: üOrientations, Academic Honesty Policy üSyllabus, House Rules, Schedule • Related Quizzes: üAHP Quiz üWeek #1 Quiz • 1 st Essay: üRead Essay Basics. ppt and Process. ppt üRead the DG background material & submit DG #1 üSubmit essay by Friday, 11 am
23 WEEK #1 CHECKLIST • Grammar: üGrammar Pre-Diagnostic üReadings & Exercises (M-F), Quizzes (Mon. 11 am): § Wk. 1: Subject-Verb Agreement § Wk. 2: Pronoun Agree. & Reference, Parallel Structure • 2 nd Essay: (Wk. 2) üRead Example/Illustration. ppt üPost DG #2 & #3 üRead “Tweens” article ü(Illustration Essay = due W-6/7/17, 11 am)
24 E-MAIL • If you have any questions, please e-mail me through LEARN – via the MAIL link on the Course Tools Bar, circled below • IF (and ONLY if) Learn is down, email me at shousenick@luzerne. edu.
25 *THE END OF THE* WEEK #1 ORIENTATION
*PLEASE CONTINUE* by completing the work for WEEK #1