Paper Two Topics. Options for topics for your second paper, due at 10:45 a.m. on December 1. If you are writing on a topic on this list, you do not have to seek my approval before doing so; if you are writing on another topic, you need to talk to me first. Also see my grading rubric to know how I will be evaluating your papers.
Extra Credit Option. This extra credit assignment is due at the same time as your first paper: 10:45 a.m. on 1 December.
Paper One Topics. Options for topics for your first paper. If you are writing on a topic on this list, you do not have to seek my approval before doing so; if you are writing on another topic, you need to talk to me first. Also see my grading rubric to know how I will be evaluating your papers.
Grading Rubric. Explains my basis for assigning paper grades. Very detailed.
Midterm Study Guidelines. Provides some basic information about what kinds of knowledge will be helpful on the midterm.
Discussion Section Guidelines. Covers general guidelines for participating in discussion sections; explains basic expectations; explains basis for course grade.
Professor Hiltner's Syllabus. Note that, despite what the syllabus says, there will be no class on Thursday, November 24, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Twitter Stream for the course. Contains reminders about upcoming events, links to articles and other content about related topics, and pointers to electronic copies of documents distributed in section. Don't want to sign up for Twitter? Add this RSS feed to Google Reader, My Yahoo!, or your favorite feed reader/aggregator, and keep up with the course announcements using services that are already part of your day.
Virtual Office Hours. I'm experimenting with holding virtual office hours this quarter, and this page provides a portal allowing you to reach me and an overview of my contact policy.
U-Storage problem reporting form. If the pages on this course site refuse to appear, or look funny, you should let the U-Storage/U-Mail people know that you are affected by a recurring problem producing internal server errors when serving web pages hosted on U-Storage sites. I've reported this problem already, but it seems not to have been resolved. Maybe if more people report that it affects them, they'll see it as a higher priority.