Friday, October 26, 2012

Freshman Extra Credit Opportunity

Dear Freshman:




I have assigned Where'd You Go, Bernadette for your extra credit opportunity.  Y'all know how much I love digital literacy!  Therefore, you can imagine my excitement when I read the description for this book:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316204277/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=133QZHRY0Y5T7T4XFBMX&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846

Additional details regarding this EC opportunity will be provided in class.

Go Thunder!

Monday, October 22, 2012

WHY?!?!?! : Together for a Reason

Dear Students:

Happy Monday!  I hope that you enjoyed Desert Vista's wonderful Homecoming activities.  GO THUNDER!

Yesterday, I heard a wonderful message regarding togetherness. A significant number of students have labeled me as a "difficult" instructor. Personally, I prefer the adjective, challenging.  There is a reason as to why your "steps" have been "ordered" into my classroom.  Take time to reflect upon the following questions:

* What about Dr. Cobb is pushing me to surpass the norm?
* What is the ultimate goal for me being in Dr. Cobb's class?




Monday, October 15, 2012

The Research Process: Helpful Links!

Dear Seniors:

As you work on your informative essay, you may find the following information resourceful:






Questions to consider:








What do you already know about the subject? What makes a source credible?  Do you know how to avoid allowing your sources to speak on your behalf?