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About davidbdale

Inventor of and sole practitioner of 299-word Very Short Novels.

Portfolio (Grade) Conferences

The schedule I copied from the whiteboard looks like this: TUE MAY 07 Rory O’Connell Mike Middleton Justin Baker Joe Passalacqua Kirsten Smith Jodi Dziedzic Kailee Whiting Adam Tutolo Brianne Waters Nicole Clark THU MAY 09 Brent Adkins Kevin Buttari … Continue reading

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A Model Visual Argument

You may be wondering if the Visual Argument you produced recently is a good enough representative of your critical skills to be included in your Portfolio. Many of you, I fear, didn’t think the assignment was terribly important when we … Continue reading

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A16: Your Portfolio

In an effort to give you every opportunity to make late revisions to your work, I am setting the deadline for Portfolios at NOON SUN MAY 05. Your portfolio will contain your Research Position Paper Reflective Statement Visual Argument and … Continue reading

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Sample Reflective Statement

In 2012, my Comp II student wrote this good example of a reflective statement that will give you a good idea of the scope of analysis the assignment requires. The department now requires you to reflect on Core Value as … Continue reading

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A15: Reflective Statement

The Reflective Statement The Reflective Statement provides you the opportunity to describe and assess your work in the course. The Reflective Statement serves as a guide to your portfolio in that it gives you and your instructor a clear, specific … Continue reading

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Common Sentence Problems

Count/Noncount Plurals When the local police force is unable to handle a crime that is committed in their district they normally call in help from surrounding police departments. Parallel Comparisons College judicial systems are just as crooked and backwards as … Continue reading

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Late but good source for Brent and Kirsten

Listening to the BBC this morning, I heard an intriguing story about a proposed change to the US foreign aid policy. Oxfam America and the US featured prominently in a frank and disturbing discussion of problems created by massive food … Continue reading

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