IS4420: Course Schedule


Tuesday, May 9

  • RA workshop: post draft to ePort before class. The RA rubric is here.
  • Bring your Lit Search materials to class to show me or send them to me via email before class.
  • In class: we will use this Workshop Worksheet.

Friday, May 12

    • Your AP is due by 9pm to your ePort. Projects posted from 1-24 hours late will receive an automatic maximum grade of 60; no projects will be accepted after 24 hours late. The AP rubric is here.
    • Your RA is due by 9pm to your ePort. Articles posted from 1-24 hours late will receive an automatic maximum grade of 60; no articles will be accepted after 24 hours late. You will receive one point in your RA rubric if you visit the Writing Center for assistance at any point during your work. Don’t forget to submit to the AIS competition! The RA rubric is here.
    • The spreadsheet is here.

Sunday, May 14

  • If you believe that your RA is a B-or-better paper, please submit it to the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies for consideration for the 2017 Student Essay Prize. To submit it, copy it from your ePort into a Word document. You can remove images, or, if you choose to retain them, make sure the formatting looks nice. Make sure you add a cover page with your name, title of the paper, Plymouth State University, and your email address. Email your paper as an attachment to Marcus Tanner, and CC me (rderosa@plymouth.edu). In the body of the email, state that this is a submission for the Alpha Iota Sigma Essay Prize. This should take 15 minutes, so please do it if your paper is solid. The prize is worth $100, and comes with significant international recognition. Please do this by midnight on May 14th if you wish to apply.

Monday, May 15

  • Your Summary Synthesis is due by 9pm to your ePort. It should do the following:
    • Explain your IDS major’s general focus.
    • Explain your AP, including why you decided to do it and how it contributed to your education.
    • Explain your RA, including why you decided to choose that topic and how it contributed to your education.
    • A conclusion explaining how the AP and RA, together with your program courses and experiences as an IDS major, impacted or will impact your education, your life, and/or your future.
  • Reminders for Synthesis: It must include hotlinks to your IDS Essay, your RA, and your AP, among others. It must include images. Syntheses posted from 1-24 hours late will receive an automatic maximum grade of 60; no syntheses will be accepted after 2pm on Tuesday, May 16th. Post your link to our spreadsheet by then for credit.

Final Exam is Tuesday, 5/16, 6:30-9pm in Frost Academic Commons.

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