Cards on the table.
Cynicism is the thin veil that
protects a sentimentalist from caring too much.
I say what I believe as if it were true. My cards are face up on the table. If you ask me why I believe it, my reasonable response is that so far I’m winning the argument. Show your cards.
Sarcasm is vulnerability expressed as humor.
Fair Warning 1
Some of you have failed the course already; you just don’t know it yet.
You’re failing if you’re in one of these situations:
- I posted a Hypothesis, but I didn’t have a Professor Conference about it.
- I posted a Hypothesis and had a Conference, but I haven’t posted my White Paper yet.
- I posted a White Paper, but I haven’t had a Conference, I haven’t updated my White Paper, and I’ve neglected to post BOTH my Definition and my Causal Arguments.
If you’re failing, schedule a Professor Conference right now for FRI OCT 30.
If you don’t know how to schedule a Conference, you’re in a really bad place.
Fair Warning 2
YOU’RE IN TROUBLE:
You’re not failing, but you could be making trouble for yourself.
You’re in trouble if you’re in one of these situations:
- I’ve posted my Portfolio assignments, but I’ve never asked for Feedback Please, so I have no idea how my professor feels about my work so far.
- I’ve posted one or two of my three Portfolio assignments (so far), but I have no idea if my research is good or my hypothesis is worthy of a Portfolio argument.
If you’re in trouble, place at least one of your short arguments into Feedback Please AND leave a Reply on that post asking for a specific type of feedback.
Fair Warning 3
HOW TO GET OR STAY ON TRACK:
This goes for everyone:
- Next THU NOV 05, your third Short Argument is due. The Rebuttal Argument.
- By next THU NOV 05, YOU MUST POST the first draft of all three Short Arguments.
- Failure to do so will put you too far behind to get feedback on your arguments.
- You must demonstrate responsiveness to feedback on two of your Short Arguments for inclusion in your Portfolio.