This page is always growing and changing. I’ll add useful tools as I find/make them (and I hope you’ll also share your finds so I can link them up for your colleagues!)
Advice on College Life and Learning:
- “Communicate Effectively at School to Get what you Need”
- “Did I Miss Anything?” (READ this before you email any prof to find out what you missed that day you weren’t in class….)
- “How to Email a Professor”
- “‘Should I Skip Class Today?’ Calculator”
- Group Project
- Project 1: The Profile (Gender)
- Project 2: Explaining a Concept (Culture) | Video Prompt (You’ll find lots of resources for movie making here.) | Rubric
- Portfolio 3 assignment | Resources for Choosing Articles here. | Portfolio 3 Rubric
- NOTE: I got the final exam date wrong! Your work on pf3 is due by 1 pm on Thursday, 12/10, not Saturday the 12th. (Doh!)
- You will find lots of citation guides online. There’s also one in the back of your St. Martin’s Guide to Writing. Here’s one you may find convenient.
- TIP: avoid using citation generators. Sometimes you have to combine two or more patterns to cite a text appropriately. The generators do not all allow for this, NOR, in fact, do they even provide for all the different types of texts you might encounter. Finally, I have noticed some of them do not follow academic style well, and others are not kept up-to-date when the styles change. It’s best to learn to do this yourself. Then, if you choose to use a generator, you’ll know enough to notice when something is done incorrectly or incompletely.
- Reflective Writing: A Basic Introduction
- Reflective Writing, The Learning Center
- “Reflective Writing and the Revision Process: What Were you Thinking?”
- “Which Search Engine? The List to Watch in 2010“
- “The Search Engine List“
- “The Best Tools for Finding Information When Google Isn’t Enough”
- Google Search Tips
- Topsy analyzes Twitter.
- Wolfram Alpha (a number crunching search engine.)
- The Wayback Machine will let you explore a given website across time.
- “Rhetorical Analysis” (What is it?)
- “Basic Questions for Rhetorical Analysis”
- tutorial/worksheet: “What in the world is rhetorical analysis?”)
- I will send you an invitation to be an editor on our site. Before you click the link in this email, set up a wordpress.com account (if you don’t already have one.) You’ll have to set up a blog as part of this (but you don’t ever have to use it.) Once you have an account, go back to that email and click on the link. It should then add you as an editor. Log in, and…
- creating a post (video tutorial | alphabetic tutorial)
- Here’s what all the toolbar buttons for formatting text (and such) mean. (It should feel like MS Word.)
- add an image (video | text)
- add a video (video | text)