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Paper #1 (1/8 – 2/2)
1/8- First Day of Instruction. Read the welcome message and take the Welcome Quiz. (To access the quizzes, log in to Laulima and click on “Tests & Quizzes.”) This 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 schedule, make it a point to read the FD5/Final Exam instructions. In the syllabus, pay special attention to the grading policy and the SŌL (Success for Online Learners) orientation. (Submit the SŌL module completion certificate for a 10-point bonus on your FD1.) These will give you an understanding of online classes in general and this class in particular.
1/9 – Intro to Paper #1. Read the Guidelines for Paper #1 by midnight. Midnight — 11:55 PM to be exact — is the official time for all due dates. For the due date for the first draft of this paper, see the schedule below for “Submit RD1 (Review Draft #1).” Watch the 2.5-minute video below:
1/10 – Complete Laulima Discussion: Who Am I? [6 pts]
1/11 – Complete the Welcome Quiz [5 pts]. 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 is 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.
1/16 – Complete videos/readings for Paper #1.
1/17 – Complet
1/19 – Complete Laulima Discussion #1: Ten Poets. [7 pts]
1/22 – Complete Laulima Discussion #2: Five Video Talks. [7 pts]
1/23 – Complete set up of your personal blog for sharing all class papers. Click here for instructions.
1/24 – Complete the Blogging Quiz [5 pts]. In Laulima, click on “Tests & Quizzes” in the left sidebar.
1/25 – Complete review of Most Common Problems in Quoting and MLA. It’s a list of problems (with links to solutions) that are common to most RDs. Be sure to refer to this list for all your RDs and FDs.
1/25 – Complete review of Ten Common Problems in Our First Draft.
1/25 – Complete review of Do’s and Don’ts for Our First RD Session.
1/29 – Complete RD Evaluation Quiz [5 pts]. In Laulima, click on “Tests & Quizzes” in the left sidebar.
2/2-5 – Submit FD1 (Final Draft #1) [100 pts]. Review the guidelines.
Paper #2 (2/5 – 3/1)
2/5 – Intro to Paper #2. Read the Guidelines for Paper #2. For the alternate paper 2 assignment, Race in America, click here. For the due date for the first draft of this paper, see the schedule below for “Submit RD2.”
2/9 – Complete
2/12 – Laulima Discussion #1. [5 pts]
2/20 – Laulima Discussion #2. [5 pts]
2/23 – Submit RD2 [50 pts]. Review the guidelines.
2/26 – Submit three RD2 evaluations [50 pts]. Review the guidelines. Also, watch one of the following two videos:
3/1-5 – Submit FD2 [100 pts]. Review the guidelines.
Paper #3 (3/5 – 4/5)
3/5 – Intro to Paper #3. Read the Guidelines for Paper #3: Snowden. (Alternate topic: Guidelines for Paper #3: Kaepernick). For the due date for the first draft of this paper, see the schedule below for “Submit RD3.” Watch the videos below for a quick overview of the requirements for this paper.
3/8 – Complete Reading Quiz 200-3 [10 pts].
3/12 – Laulima Discussion #1: Logical Fallacies Exercise. [4 pts]
3/15 – Laulima Discussion #2 [3 pts]
3/19 – Laulima Discussion #3 [3 pts]
3/23 – 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.)
4/5-9 – Submit FD3 [100 pts] Review the guidelines.
Paper #4 (4/6-5/2)
4/6 – 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. For the due date for the first draft of this paper, see the schedule below for “Submit RD4.”
4/9 – Complete videos/readings for paper #4.
4/10 – Complet
4/13 – Laulima Discussion #1: Character trait and famous person. [5 pts]
4/20 – Laulima Discussion #2: Person from my life with this trait. [5 pts]
4/23 – Submit RD4. [50 pts] Review the guidelines.
4/27 – Submit three RD4 evaluations [50 pts] Review the guidelines.
5/2-7 – Submit FD4 [100 pts] Review the guidelines.
Paper #5/Final Exam (5/4)
5/4 – Submit FD5/Final Exam [100 pts]. Read the Guidelines for FD5/Final Exam.
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 (email@example.com) on the first day of instruction. For more information about the FD5/final exam, see #16 in the FAQs.
5/15 – Grades due by 4:30PM