Schedule

Last updated 6/29/17  6:37am
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Paper #1 (5/22 – 5/31)

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5/22- First Day of Instruction. Read the welcome message and complete the Welcome Quiz. (To access the quizzes, log in to Laulima and click on “Tests & Quizzes.”) It is the most important first step for this class. It gives you an overview of the course by addressing questions that are frequently asked. Next, log in to our Laulima discussion forum and your hawaii.edu mailbox. Get my Twitter feeds via @jimkcc or view them toward the top of the right sidebar on this page. Become familiar with these instructional media. Carefully review the information in our class blog, especially the schedule and syllabus (click on the tab at the top of the page). In the syllabus, pay special attention to the grading policy and the document “Am I Ready for an Online Class?” These will give you an understanding of online classes in general and this class in particular.

5/22 – Intro to Paper #1. Read the Guidelines for Paper #1 by midnight. Midnight is the official time for all due dates.

5/22 – Complete Laulima Discussion: Who Am I?

5/22 – Complete the Welcome Quiz. In Laulima, click on “Tests & Quizzes” in the left sidebar. For our first paper, a number of short quizzes have been scheduled. Their purpose is to highlight information from assigned readings that will help you throughout this course. The quizzes are simple, and you can take them as often as you want (before the deadline) for the best possible scores. (See scores for discussions and quizzes – http://tinyurl.com/jbusvma/#dq). In the remaining papers 2-4, the number of quizzes are kept to a minimum of one or two. If you score less than 10 on any of the quizzes, click on “feedback” (on the scoring summary page). You’ll see a list of the questions and your answers and, on the far right of each item, a score indicator. Correct is 1/1. Incorrect is 0/1.

5/23 – Complete videos/readings for Paper #1.

5/23 – Complete Reading Quiz 200-1. In Laulima, click on “Tests & Quizzes” in the left sidebar.

5/24 – Complete Laulima Discussion #1: Ten Poets.

5/24 – Complete set up of your personal blog for all class papers. Click here for instructions. To begin, complete the initial setup. You’ll be able to add finishing touches as the RD1 due date approaches. If you need help, email me at jamess@hawaii.edu. You’ll be sharing your blog URL (web address that begins with “http:”) with classmates when you post it in our Laulima discussion forum for submitting your RD1 (Review Draft #1) — see the “Submit RD1” guidelines below.

5/24 – Complete Laulima Discussion #2: Five Video Talks.

5/25 – Complete the Blogging Quiz. In Laulima, click on “Tests & Quizzes” in the left sidebar.

5/25 – Complete review of Most Common Problems in Quoting and MLA. Be sure to refer to this list for all your RDs and FDs.

5/25 – Complete review of Ten Common Problems in Our First Draft.

5/25 – Complete review of Do’s and Don’ts for Our First RD Session.

5/26 – Submit RD1 (Review Draft #1) [50 pts] Review the guidelines. Watch A Quick Tutorial on How to Create a Hotlink.

5/26 – Complete RD Evaluation Quiz. In Laulima, click on “Tests & Quizzes” in the left sidebar.

5/30 – Submit three RD1 evaluations in Laulima. [50 pts] Review the guidelines.

5/31-6/5 – Submit FD1 (Final Draft #1) [100 pts] Review the guidelines. In FD1-FD4, a “Log of Completed Activities” is required. You’ll find the log form in the guidelines. This log must be appended to every final draft — except FD5.

Paper #2 (6/1 – 6/9)

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6/1 – Intro to Paper #2. Read the Guidelines for Paper #2. For the alternate paper 2 assignment, Race in America, click here.

6/2 – Complete videos/readings for paper #2. For the alternate paper 2 readings, click here.

6/5 – Complete Reading Quiz 200-2. In Laulima, click on “Tests & Quizzes” in the left sidebar. (If you’re doing the alternate assignment, be sure to take Reading Quiz 2 200-2 ALTERNATE.)

6/5 – Laulima Discussion #1.

6/6 – Laulima Discussion #2.

6/7 – Submit RD2 [50 pts]. Review the guidelines.

6/8 – Submit three RD2 evaluations [50 pts]. Review the guidelines. Also, watch one of the following two videos:

6/9-13 – Submit FD2 [125 pts]. Review the guidelines. In FD1-FD4, a “Log of Completed Activities” is required. You’ll find the log form in the guidelines. This log must be appended to every final draft — except FD5.

Paper #3 (6/13 – 6/20)

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6/13 – Intro to Paper #3. Read the Guidelines for Paper #3: Snowden. (Alternate topic: Guidelines for Paper #3: Kaepernick). Watch the videos below for a quick overview of the requirements for this paper.

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6/14 – Complete videos/readings for paper #3 (Snowden). (Complete readings/videos for alternate paper #3 topic: Kaepernick.)

6/14 – Complete Reading Quiz 200-3. In Laulima, click on “Tests & Quizzes” in the left sidebar. (If you’re doing the alternate assignment, be sure to take ReadingQuiz200-3ALT.)

6/14 – Laulima Discussion #1: Logical Fallacies Exercise.

6/15 – Laulima Discussion #2

6/15 – Laulima Discussion #3

6/16-18 – Submit RD3 [50 pts] Review the guidelines. (Note: Don’t use quotes or upper-case for logical fallacies. Error: This is a “Red Herring” fallacy. Correction: This is a red herring fallacy. For fallacies such as ignoratio elenchi, which are foreign words, use italics or quotes but not both.)

6/19 – Submit three RD3 evaluations [50 pts]. Review the guidelines for Snowden or Kaepernick. See Nine Helpful RD3 Comments.

6/20-23 – Submit FD3 [125 pts] Review the guidelines. In FD1-FD4, a “Log of Completed Activities” is required. You’ll find the log form in the guidelines. This log must be appended to every final draft — except FD5.

Paper #4 (6/21 – 6/29)

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6/21 – Intro to Paper #4. Read the Guidelines for Paper #4. Watch the short video below for a quick overview of the requirements for paper 4.

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6/22 – Complete videos/readings for paper #4.

6/22 – Complete Reading Quiz 200-4 Revised. In Laulima, click on “Tests & Quizzes” in the left sidebar.

6/23 – Laulima Discussion #1: Character trait and famous person.

6/23 – Laulima Discussion #2: Person from my life with this trait.

6/26 – Submit RD4. [50 pts] Review the guidelines.

6/28 – Submit three RD4 evaluations [50 pts] Review the guidelines.

6/29-7/3 – Submit FD4 [150 pts] Review the guidelines. In FD1-FD4, a “Log of Completed Activities” is required. You’ll find the log form in the guidelines. This log must be appended to every final draft — except FD5.

Paper #5/Final Exam (6/30)

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6/30 – Submit FD5/Final Exam. Read the Guidelines for FD5/Final Exam [100 pts]
Click here for the videos/readings. Access to the FD5/final exam guidelines will be opened at around midnight on the day before the final exam, and you’ll have until midnight on the day of the exam to submit it. This means that you’ll have roughly 24 hours to complete the exam. The exam must be taken on this one day only. If you cannot take it on this day, email the instructor (jamess@hawaii.edu) on the first day of instruction. Omit the log of completed activities in this FD. For more information about the FD5/final exam, see #16 in the FAQs.

8/14 – Grades due by 4:30PM

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