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Focus Group Planning

To ensure that you meet the assignment’s assessment criteria, plan a focus group on your project. Ask the focus group questions that will help you make sure your project does the following things: Meets group work plan expectations Includes high-quality marketing materials that appeal to an audience who might use the product Has an impact/is useful to people outside of the class Is original Has polished, organized, and comprehensive documentation Is complete Is user-friendly Focus Group Read more…

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Hobby project group discussion

Discussion: Who will be the project manager in charge of deadlines, reminders, meeting scheduling, etc? What will be your protocol for communicating? Will you use email, text, Facebook? How long should group members have to respond? How will you share your in-process work and keep your drafts organized? On Google Drive? Dropbox? What conventions will you use for naming the files and keeping the drafts separate? (i.e. Project103017) What kinds of expertise does your project Read more…

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Twelfth Night and Book of the Courtier Study Guide

What is the value in studying Shakespeare and other forms of entertainment that perpetuate misogyny, violence, etc.? Why is mistaken identity such a big theme in Twelfth Night? Why is the play called Twelfth Night, or What You Will and not just Twelfth Night? What do we learn about how people in the 90s read Shakespeare from the 1996 Trevor Nunn production? What is the point of the unplayed games at the beginning of the Read more…

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General Feedback: Short Paper 1

Paper Checklist: Did you answer all aspects of the prompt? This most obviously means answering all the questions of the prompt, but also includes submitting it in the right format and attaching the correct documentation to the submission. Do you have a clear sense of your audience? Are you persuading a specific audience? Do you say both what your argument is and why it matters? Do you use evidence to support your argument? Evidence can Read more…

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Peer Review for Short Paper 1

Peer Review Guidelines for Short Paper 1 Instructions: 1) Read the paper in full one time without stopping to ask for clarification. Respond as a reader in the author’s target audience (not as if you were going to grade it). This means that you might: Note where you had to reread a sentence (this often means the sentence is worded in a confusing way) Note elements of the paper that seemed distracting to you as Read more…

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Gosson workshop

Discussion questions: a. Why does he start the pamphlet with the story about Caligula? What does the story mean and how can that meaning apply to what Gosson is trying to do? b. Why does he say dancing, gymastics, cardplaying, gambling with dice, and fencing are bad? How are they alike and different? c. Why does he choose a school as his unifying metaphor? d. How does Gosson teach? Delight? Persuade? Exercise: Find each of Read more…

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Defining hobbies

The results of our hobby definition workshop are in! Here are the hobby characteristics noted across the three sections of Hobby Histories: Not primary income source Repetitive Purposeful Fun Open-ended activity Non-professional Internal motivation Generally low barrier for entry Skill-building Potentially social I have synthesized these points into the following definition: “hobby,” n. Draft 1. (9/1) A hobby is a non-professional, open-ended activity done for fun. While hobbies involve an element of skill-building, the barrier Read more…

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