Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Welcome . . . Your First Assignment

poster for the first New York solo exhibition by SWOON in 2005

I am very excited for this year--but I'll leave my gushing for our face-to-face meeting . . .
 
I'd like to get a bunch of this bookkeeping stuff out of the way; it's mostly following directions, but will make life easier once it is all set up.

1. Email me your email address to ryanseangallagher AT gmail DOT com (asap).  Create a professional email if you need one.  (I am very google-centric, so it helps to have a google account for blogger, google docs, and google calendar.)  Once you do this I will be able to:
  • send you an invite to my google calendar for the class
  • set up your snapgrades account
2. Log in to your blogger account.  Go to the Dashboard.  Change your Display Name to your first name and last initial--or some nickname that is obvious.  (If you need help, please come by and I will show you how to do this.)  When you are done, make a comment in this post--a brief hello is fine.
  • Also not a bad idea to have email alerts sent to you when I post on the blog, as I use it often, or become a "follower". 
 Summer Work:
  • Reader's notebook: you can turn it in today (9.2.10) for full credit, or you can turn it in on Tuesday 9.7.10 for a deduction of 5 points (out of 100).
    • This is a completion grade. It will be scored in the Reader's Notebook section of your grades.
  • Blog Posts: Ms. Clapp is scoring and giving me the results.  Posts appearing after today (9.2.10) will not be scored.
    • This is a completion grade. It will be scored in the Homework section of your grades.
  • You will also have a Question 3. style, open-response prompt on Tuesday (9.7.10) in-class.
    • This will be scored on the APE rubric, which you will see often this year.
    • It will appear in the Quizzes and Open-Responses section of your grades.
    • If you would like to look at some examples of this style of writing and practice scoring, here's a link. You will find tons of past exams and actual student responses with actual scores and explanations--(you will soon see that I am a firm believer in your independence with this aspect of the course.)
Okay, that was a lot of information. . . let's see how this goes!

12 comments:

R. Gallagher said...

Hello. I am excited for this year. Feel free to tell us a little bit about yourself: hopes, dreams, goals, etc.

Nidale Z. said...

Hi this is me posting.

KKatz said...

hello there...im posting on this post.

Rachael S said...

Hello!

Renee S. said...

Hello there! I'm excited for this year as well.

Philip said...

At one point in my life, I wanted to strive for a career that I thought would make a 'difference' in the world. Now, I'm not so interested. I'll let the true geniuses deal with the earth shattering and revolutionary issues. I figure I should just get a job in something I can enjoy and do well...like writing stories for videogames. Does that sound stupid? It just might be.

Brian said...

Brian is here.

HongC said...

if phillip wants to write stories for videogames I want to eat for a living!

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Amanda N. said...

Nothing else to say except hello...

Joao N. said...

Hello Mr. Gallagher. I'm very excited for this year.
(Sorry for the late post! Internet situation consuming me.)