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Audience and Purpose

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This is the post for the week beginning September 1, 2015.

Readings for the Week of September 1

For today’s session, please read the following:

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Work for the Week of September 1

Please complete these tasks:

  • Go to Tests & Quizzes in Canvas, and complete the reading quizzes on Chapters 2, 4 and 6 of Markel by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, September 8. You get an extra 24 hours this week because of the Labor Day holiday. See the policies for quizzes on the course logistics page.

  • Go to Discussions in Canvas, and choose the "Analyzing Example Bio Statements" discussion. Analyze the examples for Project 1 using the discussion questions in Canvas. You will be working in small groups again to help manage the conversation.

  • Continue working on the drafts for your bio statement. You will post your draft for peer review feedback on Tuesday, September 8. Project 1 is due on Monday, September 14. The grace period ends on Monday, September 21.

  • If you have any questions (today or in the future) about the first assignment, go to Discussions in Canvas and post them in the Questions about Project 1 discussion. You can skim through this topic for answers as well.


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