Category Archives: 2007 Spring

  • Week 1 & 2

    Posted on March 13, 2007 by mrgord in Advanced Composition, Spring 2007.

    We’re into week two, and there’s not much to post about. There’s a mass on Thursday morning, so we’re not meeting for class on Thursday, March 15th, which is the second class of Week 2. Next week, we’ll return to structure, communication, details, and description and focus on that for a couple of more weeks. […]

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  • Weeks 1 & 2: Introductions & Who Are You, Really?

    Posted on March 13, 2007 by mrgord in Intermediate Conversation, Spring 2007.

    Here we are, halfway through week 2. There’s not much to talk about here, except to say we’ll probably spend an hour together on Thursday morning, and then call it quits so that those who want to can head to the mass at 10:00 am. You’ll be talking with people, making connections, and introducing yourselves […]

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  • Weeks 1 & 2

    Posted on March 13, 2007 by mrgord in Media English, Spring 2007.

    Welcome to the new semester and to Media English 2007. We’re going to be looking at adaptations in media, and because the subject of the “super-hero” is one I know something about, and have been thinking about a lot lately, that’s going to be one connecting theme in this course. But the deeper connecting theme […]

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  • Weeks 1 & 2: Introductions and, Well, Introductions

    Posted on March 13, 2007 by mrgord in Public Speaking, Spring 2007.

    Welcome to Public Speaking. I’m teaching two units of this class, one in the daytime (Wednesday 4:00-4:50pm, Friday 1:00-2:50pm) and one in the evening, (Wednesday 6:00-7:45pm, Friday 6:55-7:45pm). I’m going to differentiate these classes on this site in the following way: the earlier class will be called DAY, and the later class will be called […]

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  • Week 2 Homework

    Posted on March 15, 2007 by mrgord in Public Speaking, Spring 2007.

    Here’s the homework for week 2: students should prepare by thinking about a subject about which they have strong feelings. It can be love, hate, fear, anger… any strong feeling or emotion is okay. Students in both DAY and NIGHT classes will be presenting on this subject next Friday, March 23rd. Until then, we will […]

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  • Weeks #3 & #4

    Posted on March 26, 2007 by mrgord in Advanced Composition, Spring 2007.

    Hi everyone! Last week, I gave your group an assignment: to create the most effective travel brochure possible for any destination, real or imagined. You are to use description of telling details in combination with photographs in order to make the reader — me — want to go to the place that you’re advertising. On […]

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  • Fallen Behind! (Weeks 3-5)

    Posted on April 1, 2007 by mrgord in Public Speaking, Spring 2007.

    Hi everyone! Well, I can’t believe it, but I’ve fallen behind on updating this course page, and it’s still close to the beginning of semester. During week 3, we talked about Presence, Projection, and Eye Contact. Then, at the end of Week 3 for Day students, and at the beginning of week 4 for Night […]

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  • Week 3, Week 4

    Posted on April 1, 2007 by mrgord in Intermediate Conversation, Spring 2007.

    I’m hurrying to catch up with myself. Week 3: We talked about Stress, Priorities, and Balance. We played a game that made your group discuss many decisions in terms of stress and priorities, and talked about the results. I also reminded you to start researching a topic of interest for your upcoming “Discussion Leadership Day.” […]

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  • Week 4, part 2

    Posted on April 1, 2007 by mrgord in Advanced Composition, Spring 2007.

    This is just an update for the end of week 4: I have received your pamphlets. They’re generally excellent. My girlfriend saw them and she thought they were real pamphlets until she read one and saw my picture in it. You have a new homework assignment: you are to write a short (roughly 2 pages, […]

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  • Weeks 3 and 4 (and 5)

    Posted on April 1, 2007 by mrgord in Media English, Spring 2007.

    I’m catching up again. So, in week 3 and 4, we did the following things: Watched and discussed the Pilot Episode of Smallville Had student presentations on the history of Superman as a character, and a discussion of Nietzsche’s idea of the übermensch or “superman”. Had a presentation by me on the history of depictions […]

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