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Welcome to COM101


Title: Welcome to COM102 Author: Mike McGuire Description: s to facilliate breaking the ice Last modified by: Mike McGuire Created Date: 1/16/2005 4:23:29 AM – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Welcome to COM101

Welcome to COM101
  • Composition I with Mike McGuire

Welcome to COM101
  • Composition I with Mike McGuire

First about you
  • On the index card please write the following
  • name
  • class time
  • address
  • phone
  • other courses currently taking
  • current employment
  • work schedule
  • things I should know to better help the you
    during the semester
  • what brought you to this course
  • what you hope to get out of the course

Now about me
  • Mike McGuire
  • Married with a three-year-old son named Aidan
  • Grew up down the street in Mt. Greenwood but live
    in the western suburbs currently
  • M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition from NEIU
  • B.A. from UIC, double major in English and
  • Third year at MVCC
  • Taught 2 years prior to MVCC at Kishwaukee
  • Before that another 2 years part-time at
    Waubonsee Community College
  • Worked in the IT/management consulting industry
    during that time in knowledge management,
    communications, and corporate education
  • Taught English as a foreign language in Japan
  • As a teacher, I hold my students to high
    standards of excellence, but I will do all that I
    can to help them succeed (because I know they can)

Todays Objectives
  • To get oriented to the course, the syllabus,
    requirements, expectations, and so forth.
  • To break/melt the ice with one another
  • To form and begin working in collaborative groups

Break the Ice
  1. Form groups of three
  2. Find one item you are carrying that is
    significant to you and share it with your group
    explain the significance
  3. Find one thing that everyone in your group has in

In the Spot Light
  1. Introduce a person in your group and share
    something you learned about him/her
  2. Share what everyone in your group has in common

Working as a Team
  1. Together come up with 5 to 8 questions you have
    about this course
  2. Now, with the syllabus, try to find the answers
    to the questions you came up with
  3. Lets talk about the questions you couldnt find
    answers to

What to expect next class
  • a photo-op(so have a good hair day -)
  • pre-assessment so I can learn more about you
  • discussion of process
  • the first major assignment

Your Homework
  • Read/study syllabus
  • Complete the brief assignmentIntroduction by
    Way of Word and Image
  • Read Ways of Reading 1 15

Your Homework
  • Read/study syllabus for a possible quick quiz
    next class
  • Writing Assignment You and Your Car
  • Do assigned readings (just the SF Writer well
    look at the other handouts next class)
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