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ENG 420 14.2: Final Presentations

Today’s Plan: Canvas: Two assignments Presentations Visual Rhetoric Crash Course Canvas There’s two new assignments up, the final paper draft (1 point) and the final paper (200 points). Presentations First, let’s look to the syllabus: In our last week, I … Continue reading

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ENG 123 Digital Video Workshop (Take 2)

Today’s Plan Brief Introduction (2 minutes) Upload Video (5 minutes) Principles of Video Composition (5 minutes) Quick Tutorial: Using Moviemaker (5 minutes) Edit Videos (20 minutes) Save, Compress, Share (5 minutes) Quick Favor: Take a Survey (3 minutes) Watch Videos … Continue reading

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ENG 123 14.1: Final Presentations

Today’s Plan: Attendance Gradebook Questions Final Presentation Expectations Visual Rhetoric Crash Course Calendar Vote Final Presentation Expectations The final component of this class asks you to transform your longer research project into a concise presentation of 5 minutes. You have … Continue reading

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ENG 420 14.1: Peer Review #1

Today’s Plan: Calendar Peer Review Criteria Calendar and Final Paper Expectations First, let’s take a look at the calendar. I also wanted to visit the final paper expectations: Final Research Paper: Final research papers should be 12 to 15 pages … Continue reading

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ENG 420 13.1: Final Papers, University in Ruins

Today’s Plan: Booth’s Craft of Research Bill Readings’ University in Ruins Homework Booth’s Craft of Research As students are drafting papers, I like to share the following exercise from Wayne Booth’s The Craft of Research. I often use this exercise … Continue reading

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Red Sox 2017 Thoughts

Yes! Another baseball season. Last year was better than I expected–Rick Porcello’s turn around and the early emergence of Steven Wright gave the Sox a deeper rotation than we might have excepted (even if David Price’s performance was something of … Continue reading

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ENG 123 Digital Video Workshop

Today’s Plan Brief Introduction (2 minutes) Principles of Video Composition (5 minutes) Run and Shoot (15 minutes) Upload Videos (5 minutes) Quick Tutorial: Using Moviemaker (5 minutes) Edit Videos (10 minutes) Save, Compress, Share (5 minutes) Quick Favor: Take a … Continue reading

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ENG 123 12.2: Writing an Introduction

Today’s Plan: Attendance Advising and ENG 229 Professional Writing Introductions Peer Review Final Round Advising and ENG 229 Professional Writing Two things: first, a few of you have approached me about serving as an academic advisor. I am more than … Continue reading

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ENG 123 12.1: Peer Review Workshop #3

Today’s Plan: Attendance Emailing Me Review Peer Workshop #1 Criteria MLA / APA format Peer Review Homework Emailing Me It is the time of the semester when I know many people are stressed and feeling overwhelmed. I’ve gotten a few … Continue reading

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ENG 123 11.2: Peer Review Workshop #1

Today’s Plan: Resources for Surveys Peer Review Sheet Homework Resources for Designing a Survey Since a number of you are working on designing surveys or questionnaires, I wanted to spend a bit of time in class discussing them. Let’s take … Continue reading

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