Month: April 2020
To provide you with bonus point opportunity, I have a survey pertaining to my use of visuals via the blog in this course you can take. I will post a link to this on Moodle as well. Please only take the survey ONCE. I will not know who has taken it other than you informing me or by numbers alone.
Letter of Informed Consent
We are conducting a study to determine the effectiveness of using visuals and visual narratives as a means of communicating essential classroom information, course concepts, and course assignments. The presentation of material will take place throughout the class as a means of presenting course materials for completion.
At the end of the course/study, you will be asked to fill out a survey evaluation concerning your perceptions and impressions of the use of visuals and visual narratives following the course’s conclusion. You will be able to have the benefit helping in the furthering of development of innovation of classroom instruction and material deliveries.
Your participation should take about anywhere from 10-15 minutes. All data will be kept anonymous and confidential, being done via an online survey.
There are no risks to you. However, you do have the right to withdraw from compliance with the survey and study at any time without negative consequences or impact to yourself.
If at any point there is a desire to ask questions or request a further understanding of the study, you are encouraged to ask. You may contact the principal investigator, Dr. Jonathan Evans either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 803-535-5699 (please leave a message and it will be returned within 24 hrs. or less). If you have questions about your rights as a participant in this study, you may contact the Office of the Vice Provost of Research, whose office oversees the protection of human research participants at 803-535-5544, 5176, 5177.
I understand the study described above and have been given a copy of the description as outlined above. I am 18 years of age or older and I agree to participate.
Accepting to take the survey serves as acknowledgement of consent.
You need to copy and paste the link below into your browser:
This will need to be taken on a Laptop computer.
When you enter the page, look to the upper left of the main body of writing, below the title, and click on “Respond to this Survey” to complete.
Please email me to notify me that you have taken it.
Week 16: Home Stretch Game Plan
Starting tomorrow, Monday, April 27 I will begin looking at Research Paper Rough Drafts, commenting on them, and returning feedback. ALL feedback should be completed by Tuesday, April 28 by 11:59 PM.
Once you have feedback from me, you should consult what I have noted and address issues to prepare your paper for its Final Draft due Friday, May 1 by 11:59 PM.
Make sure to consult the FINAL RESEARCH PAPER CHECKLIST (I have attached a copy below).
Under Week 16, I will be opening THREE new submission forums for you to place your FINAL drafts of Reports 1, 2, and 3.
Your final Research Paper Peer Review and Rough Draft each also represent 10% (20% together) together of your final grade. These will be graded on submission gets you FULL POINTS.
WEEK 16 (April 27-May 1) Submissions
Each report counts for 10% of your grade (30% all together). Highest grade out of this and previous submission will go to your final grade overall.
Your FINAL DRAFT of your Research Paper is worth 30% of your final grade. This means that almost 60% of your grade is up for grabs at this point so GET STUFF TURNED IN.
Questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me:
Text: 940-368-4776 (make sure to identify which class and your name)
Call: 940-368-4776 (between 2-4 PM Monday-Friday, leave a message if I do not answer and I will return).
NOTE: I am working on a potential BONUS POINT opportunity for you, look for more information on Monday, April 27.
CHECKLIST: FINAL RESEARCH PAPER CHECKLIST
Heads Up Submission
Remember, Research Paper Rough Drafts are DUE tonight by 11:59 PM.
If you need to submit it late, consider your grace period through 12 PM tomorrow.
Last Day of the Peer Review
Today is the last day of our Peer Reviews.
Please go back to your original posting and make sure you have given two replies to fellow students.
Also, if you have see any students who have NOT received any feedback, even if you have given two reply/feedbacks already, PLEASE help them out and give them some constructive feedback on their papers.
When things wrap up, go ahead and use the feedback to revise your paper to turn in your Rough Draft this Saturday, April 25 by 11:59 PM.
Grade Book Updates
Just wanted to make a quick announcement that I have updated the Grade Book on Moodle.
Things are now weighed as they will be in the final grade, so you might see some changes in your grade, but do not fret.
Here is the new breakdown:
Class Attendance and Participation is weighted for 20%.
- This is 1% for Writing Workshops 1, 2, 3, and 4, plus Argument Part 1 and 2 for 6% total and an additional 14% for class discussions and participation.
Report 1, 2, and 3 is weighted for 30%.
- That is 10% per each for a total of 30%. Remember that you will have final versions of these to turn in to improve those grades for the final grade in the course.
Peer Review and Rough Draft (listed under the Rough Draft of Your Research Paper) is weighted for 20%
- That means your Peer Review (participation) is worth 10% and submitting a Rough Draft another 10%.
Final Draft of Your Research Paper is weighted for 30%.
- This is what we have been aiming for, so it carries a good bit of the course weight.
NOTE: I am working on a Bonus Point opportunity. Stay tuned for later this week.
Week 15 Overview
Zoom Meetings: To Discuss this Weeks Peer Reviews
There will be TWO times though tomorrow:
11 AM – 11:30 AM and 3-3:30 PM.
PLEASE try to attend one of the two meetings. See links for each below.
Writing Workshop 5: Conclusion and Works Cited