--Check in with Miss Mundt for attendance at the front of the classroom.
--Pick up the following items:
- two sheets of lined paper (if you do not have your own paper)
- an index card
- the course syllabus (also available on myCourses)
- the contract (also available on myCourses as part of the syllabus)
- the research paper proposal form (also available on myCourses)
--welcome/brief introductions (professor and TA)
--quick look at myCourses and how it is used for this course
--share "DUE ON" list and tomorrow's schedule:
- class in South Hall 338 from 9:00 AM-10:20 AM
- library instruction in Milne 105 from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
On-Demand Writing -- What is Heroism? (15-20 mins.)
- Write your name clearly at the top of a sheet of lined paper.
- In the form of a well-developed paragraph, do the following:
- Define "heroism" in your own words. In other words, what does it mean to be a hero?
- Provide two examples of heroism/stories about heroism that clearly tie back to your definition.
- Your paragraph, the first written response of the course, will be assessed based on:
- following directions
- attending to the conventions of standard written English.
- Summarize your definition and one of your examples/stories on an index card--be ready to share with the group later in class.
--When finished/time is up, Miss Mundt and Professor Martin will collect your paragraph writing piece (but not your index card). Professor Martin will use this assignment as a sort of pre-assessment of skills.
Information Dissemination/Notetaking (25-30 mins.)
- Course Focal Points (PowerPoint)/Course Syllabus Highlights
- add the email addresses of Miss Mundt and Professor Martin to your syllabus
- The Contract Highlights
- skim/read and sign (or not)
- The Final Paper and Source Expectations (PowerPoint)
- Be aware of the gravity of our circumstances!
- Research Paper Proposal (available on myCourses--find and print a copy for yourself)
Activity/Instruction -- Building an Interest Inventory and The Curious Researcher Chapter 1 (15-20 mins.)
--explain/model STEP 1 of the Building an Interest Inventory assignment (pages 25-27 of The Curious Researcher):
- Fold a sheet of lined paper in three.
- Write the following headings, skipping about 10 lines after each:
- Under each heading, list words and phrases in response to the two questions below. Go crazy; write whatever comes to your mind:
- What do I know related to this category?
- What do I want to know related to this category?
--share PowerPoint slides from the first chapter of our research text (similar to a task you will begin next class for forthcoming chapters) if time permits
Discussion/Notetaking -- Fleshing Out the Course Theme ("Heroism: Finding Your Inner Hero") and Course Focus Continued (Remainder of class)
--sharing order determined:
- state name and intended major
- briefly share condensed version of paragraph writing piece (Right to Pass)
--Miss Mundt and Professor Martin share--any questions for us?
STAY AFTER CLASS TODAY FOR OFFICE HOURS IF:
- YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WITH ANY OF TONIGHT'S ASSIGNMENTS
- YOU HAVE A TENTATIVE TOPIC IDEA FOR THE RESEARCH PAPER ASSIGNMENT ALREADY
- YOU WOULD LIKE TO MORE FORMALLY INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO MISS MUNDT AND PROFESSOR MARTIN
--Read the Preface and Introduction of The Curious Researcher (pages xxiii-21). Taking notes the best way you know how is strongly encouraged.
--Finish STEP 1, STEP 2, and STEP 3 of the Building an Interest Inventory assignment from pages 25-27 of The Curious Researcher. Your assignment, which can be handwritten, will be submitted at the beginning of next class.
--Write an argument in APA format that responds to this question: Why do you belong at SUNY Geneseo as the next stage of your heroic journey? Your argument:
- does not need a cover page
- must be no longer than two double-spaced pages in 12-point Times New Roman font
- must parenthetically cite at least two sources (e.g., a scholarly journal, a website, an interview, an email, another form of personal communication, etc.)
- must contain a references page (which does not count within the two-page limit)
--Consult the PowerPoint notes for Chapter 1 of The Curious Researcher if we do not get to the notes today in class (available on myCourses).
--Read Chapter 1 of The Curious Researcher as a supplement to today's overview (pages 23-49).
--"Stumble" at StumbleUpon while completing your Interest Inventory and see if your mind is further triggered.
--In order to further flesh out the course theme, view the following YouTube video:
Consider the following question: What else "fits" the course theme (e.g., an instance where the status quo has been challenged)?