Review the book club teaching collective assignment here.
1. Draft a book review of your book club book.
This is not a report but an argument about the book. It needs a thesis, quotes, a conclusion, a sense of where you are going. You will get this back tonight. This is a draft of your TP#10 which is a review of your book which you will you with your group along with other materials to write a group book review during class on Nov. 1. Bring this draft and turn it in again on Thursday.
2. Draft your process analysis.
This should be 2-3 pages typed and is due Nov. 1 at the end of class. It should describe the process by which your group wrote and prepared your presentation, your blog, and your group review; you won’t finish writing this until after your finish your review. It should discuss what people did do, not what they didn’t do. Bring this draft to class on Thursday along with your revised process analysis. You can email it to yourself or use a thumb drive.
3. What is the problem that you want to work on and solve doing research this semester? Do you want to do something related to your book club book? Your major? Your life?
This semester, as in many terms past, my students are learning how to blog.
Yes, they each have a blog on a topic of their choice where they can post writing on topics that they choose as well as select assignments from me which they can delete after the semester is over. They are required to have an about page that introduces the writer to the reader as well as the conceit of the blog. They are encouraged to create a gravatar and to have a tagline.
So far, many of the students LOVE blogging! Yes, they are finding they love to write if it’s on a topic of their own choice and where they can express themselves in creative ways. Yay! In fact some of the students have already created a second blog on another topic!
In the coming weeks, students will be creating a group blog related to an issue raised by their book club book. They will use their blog in their presentation to the class about the issue—using the blog to store and organize their presentation. They can use the blog to post videos, interviews, powerpoints, slides, and other information that they want to share with the class. This way, we can all go back to their blog to learn more about their topic—and what they learn is also available as an online resource for others.
As part of their midterm,students wrote draft blog posts for Blog Action Day which takes place next Monday, October 15. Continue reading
It’s in Your Food!
GMO – Your Right to Know!
Monday, Oct 8th, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30)
Dynamic talk about health risks of genetically modified (GMO) food by
investigative writer and educator Jeffrey Smith.
Ventura College Performing Arts Center (PAC) *newly remodeled and state of the art!
PAC is located in the North Central area of the campus on Loma Vista between Ashwood and Day Rd
Main campus: 4667 Telegraph Rd, 93003 Map
Key Note Speaker: Jeffrey Smith
Executive Director, Institute for Responsible Technology, author of the best-selling book Genetic Roulette newly released as a documentary film.
Other local speakers:
Catie Wyman-Norris: Researcher, national tv and radio wellness advocate, and formulator of whole food supplements, who was inspired by her own family’s health problems to find a natural cure.
Steve Sprinkle: Co-owner, Ojai’s The Farmer & The Cook, all organic farm, cafe, and marketplace and member of the Boards of Directors of Ojai’s Center for Regenerative Agriculture and The Cornucopia Institute.
Ventura College Health Education Department and
This is the first event of Holistic Health Week at Ventura College See details on VC Facebook
Additional screening of Genetic Roulette
Wed, Oct 10, 5:30 pm
Performing Arts Center on Loma Vista Rd.
This new documentary presents powerful evidence of potential harm from eating GMOs. Hear physicians tell why they prescribe nonGMO diets for their patients with predictable beneficial results.
There are more events every day during Holistic Health Week! My students can attend events and write a thought paper for extra credit or to make up an absence.
Might offend sensitive ears.