In order to prepare us for our first discussion of World Literature, I would like you to have some context of not only the history of the literature, but the way in which that information was collected.
You will find that context in this Time-Life Video: Mesopotamia: Lost Civilizations.
It is approximately 50 minutes long, and will represent your first homework assignment of the semester:
If you are one of Dr. K’s former students–don’t worry! I am still here for you!! Just make sure you email me at my gmail account.
If you are one of Dr. K’s new students, welcome! We have a lot of learning ahead of us!!
I made a new academic calendar for CAU for 2013-14.
Feel free to use it, but remember this is not an OFFICIAL Calendar. I have done my best to render it correctly, but if you use it, you use it at your own risk!
To use it with your own Google or iCal Calendar, click on the little plus sign on the bottom of the calendar I have posted here.
I know you are exhausted. You have poured everything in your brain out on some final’s paper or math test, and now you are ready to RE-LAX! Yes! You are going to hit the beach, work on the perfect recipe for sweet tea, enjoy a few moments to catch up with old friends, and sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep.
When you are done with that (it should take about a week or two), and you start thinking about next semester (because it is coming sooner than you think!), use some of your extra time to prepare yourself, digitally, for next year.
“WHAT? Dr. K, you SEEERIOUSLY can’t believe that I would spend my time getting ready for next fall? PLEEEEZE!”
Yes, I seriously think you will spend some time getting ready for next fall. I’m not suggesting some boring reading list–I am suggesting that you start preparing yourself by learning–really learning–some software that will put you ahead of your game for next year.
Here is Dr. K’s list of great things to do to get ready for next fall:
- Math Readiness: check out fastfig.com, and learn how to use it!! It is an amazing “word processor for math” that shows all the work and teaches you along the way. It’s free, of course!! (Would Dr. K suggest a program you have to pay for? Really?)
- Research Readiness: Get to know Zotero.org. It is the most powerful research tool you can ever have. When you are researching, you only have to add a resource to Zotero and you are ready to produce a bibliography or works cited in record time, in perfect style, alphabetical. It will also do citations–but you have to learn how! Learn now and save yourself endless hours of work next fall!!
If you are planning to enroll for next semester, please attend the special enrollment initiative next week!
Date: Monday, May 6th through Wednesday, May 8th.
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Place: Cornelius Henderson Student Center, Multipurpose room
What: You can get ready for next year!
- Get re-enrollment assistance
- Financial Aid information
- Register for Classes
- Make Financial Arrangements to clear balances
- Secure Campus Housing
This schedule was sent out yesterday — just in case you missed it. Here it is for your reference. (Here is the link to download the PDF: FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE SPRING 2013).
Finals Week is upon us, and I thought I would share this handy list with you.
Good Luck! I will be praying for the success of all my students!
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How Reader Response Groups Work
Preliminary Reading: Main Respondent
Each person in the group serves as a “main respondent” for one other member of the group (i.e. the person on your left is probably your main respondent). The main respondent carefully reads a paper and makes comments in writing. Approximate time: 15 min. total (for all papers in the group)
- Main Respondent makes specific remarks about particular aspects of the paper in the margin as they read.
- Main Respondent makes general, overall, remarks about the paper in a commentary at the end of the pape
Writer Makes a Statement. Quickly let your response group know what your intentions were in writing the paper, some of the things you like about it, and some of the things you feel uncomfortable about. Approximate Time: 1 min.
Main Respondent Gives Commentary. The main respondent reads their comments aloud to the group. Approximate Time: 3 min.
Writer invites Response. Ask for response from each group member. Take notes. WRITER MUST NOT COMMENT UPON THEIR SUGGESTIONS. When the respondent is finished, say “thank you,” and move on to the next person. Writer may only talk during this phase if a respondent asks a question. Approximate time: 1 min.
Group Responds to Paper. Make both specific and general comments. Do not be afraid to agree or disagree with what the main respondent said. Be prepared to suggest solutions to the problems encountered in the paper. Approximate time: 5 min.
Thank your Respondents, Make a Final Comment. If the group as not responded thoroughly, this is the time to ask them specific questions.