"And I submit that this is what the real, no-shit value of your liberal arts education is supposed to be about: How to keep from going through your comfortable, prosperous, respectable adult life dead, unconscious, a slave to your head and to your natural default setting of being uniquely, completely, imperially alone, day in and day out. [It] involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day." ~ David Foster Wallace “This is Water”
I am teaching EWRT 1B and EWRT 2 Critical Thinking. Please register early as my courses will fill quickly. I will not respond to email requests for permission to add until the first day of classes. See add policy below.
Required Textbooks for Fall Quarter 2013
EWRT 1B Most course materials will be available for free in our online companion classroom; however, students must purchase the novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra from a bookseller of their choice.
Title: Writing Arguments, Brief 9e
This version of the Ramage text can be found used and will work as well: Writing Arguments Brief 8th Edition by John D. Ramage
I will offer one section of EWRT 1A The Examined Life: Reading and Writing about Education and the Pursuit of Happiness
This will be an ONLINE course and there are no textbooks to purchase. Course materials are designated by the instructor and include videos, poems, essays, and short stories--all of which you will be able to download from our Catalyst course site.
Thank you for visiting my faculty web page. If you are interested in one of my classes, please email me with questions.
My courses always fill before the first day of classes, so please register early. My online classes especially fill quickly. If you were unable to enroll or get on a waiting list, please do not email me until the quarter starts. All students interested in adding an online class should email me with add requests only on the first day of the quarter when add codes become available. PLEASE DO NOT SEND EMAILS BEFORE THE QUARTER BEGINS because I will not be able to help you until the first day.
All students interested in trying to add should read the following:
TO ADD MY ON CAMPUS AND HYBRID COURSES: Students who are on the waiting list should attend the first class meeting on Monday. If there are vacancies, I will add from the waiting list. I will consider adds ONLY during the first two class meetings based upon open spaces during the first week. Students who are not on the waiting list should consider enrolling in another available course as space in my classes is very limited.
TO ADD MY ONLINE COURSES: You must email me on Monday of the first week to request an add code. Please let me know if you are on the waiting list as waitlisted students will have priority on Monday only. If you are NOT on the waiting list, I will not be able to add you until Tuesday or Wednesday, AND only if there is space in the class because:
• There are currently people officially on the wait list.
• The courses are already at capacity
• I must first see who shows up and who from the wait list adds.
Here is how I process adds for online classes once add codes are delivered (first day of quarter):
ON MONDAY: I will only add people from the waiting lists
ON TUESDAY: I will give priority to requests from the wait list, but if I can accommodate those who have already emailed me Monday wanting to add, I will.
ON WEDNESDAY: All enrolled students who have not logged in to Catalyst will be dropped at 8 AM on Wednesday. Any open spaces will be filled from the wait list and from those who have emailed me Monday with add requests.
Getting Started in your Online Course (And keeping your spot)
Be sure to log into CATALYST early the first week (by the end of the first day for summer session) and no later than Tuesday if you do not want to be dropped. I know you are actively enrolled in the distance learning course only after you log on. All inactive students will be dropped without warning on Wednesday of the first week (Tuesday for summer session) to accommodate those wishing to add. If you have trouble logging in, please email me for help.