Week 15: 100% Project time

May 2 and 4

Project time this week!

At the end of the week, no weekly blog post, instead: focus on polishing your project for submission, so it sings and shines!

Slides

Readings and class details

Tuesday: Project time

Trexler Library, B01, 3.30PM

Time to ask questions, work on your project, brainstorm with your classmates etc. Free in and out policy (you’ll get your attendance point regardless).

Thursday: Project time

Trexler Library, B01, 3.30PM

Time to ask questions, work on your project, brainstorm with your classmates etc. Free in and out policy (you’ll get your attendance point regardless).

Assignments

1. Reminder: Blog post (about work done in week 14)

5 points, due Sun. April 23, 11:59PM

Write a blog post documenting what you did for the course this week. It will be different from previous weeks because we did not explore new course contents about Chinese history, but instead learned more about writing enticing prose. You can write about what new techniques you learned, skills you honed, what amazed you in your colleagues’ projects as you helped them develop them, and how your own project is coming along.

  • Length: 200-400 words. excl. list of materials consulted.
  • If you consulted any materials, add them at the end of the post, in Chicago notes and bibliography style.
  • Add the words “Week 14” in the title.
    • Please use this exact phrase, so your post will show up in the blog stream.
  • Include a relevant image, and add a caption with the source/credit, and an Alt text description
  • Post on your website, and add to the category hst137.

When you’re done, read this declaration carefully and then fill out the Canvas quiz to collect your points.

Declaration
– I wrote a post of approximately 400 words in response to the readings.
– I included the bibliographic references for the materials I used for my post.
– I indicated which Exploration Pack I chose [if applicable].
– I included an image, and I provided a caption and credit (source), and an Alt text description for the image.
– I use the words Week 14 in the title, and added the post to category hst137

2. Feedback with Hypothes.is

3 points, due Tue May 2, 11:59PM

Below you find links to three blog posts from your fellow students. If one of the websites is your own, or it is twice the same person’s, refresh the page, and you should get new sites. There may be a post from an earlier week: that means it came in after I created last week’s randomizer, but still before the built-in extension of the blog post assignment.

  • Post 1:
  • Post 2:
  • Post 3:

This week’s feedback will be a bit different, because we’re not covering history content. You can lean into encouragement and positive, reinforcing feedback. Leave tips on how to manage a project, how to

Leave feedback, questions, thoughts, insights about the contents of the posts of your fellow students using Hypothes.is group HST137. You can ask for clarifications, point out similarities and differences with the material you covered, or with your interpretation. This should encourage you to nose around in the other materials you did not read originally, too.

Use tags in Hypothes.is: question: If you have a question (obvious); answered: if you gave an answer to a question; info: if you provide more information, looking up additional facts, drawing on knowledge from other classes; and other tags you can think of. This will help us to navigate more quickly to the questions that still need answering.

Use the “Architect’s Model” of giving feedback, and engage with concrete issues. Go beyond “Yeah, I agree,” “I like” or “I think the same”, and instead explain why you have that reaction, or if you disagree, you can try to persuade the original poster of your idea or interpretation.

Remember that Hypothes.is allows for hyperlinks, e.g. to materials that support your argument, or you can include pictures (memes! [yes, there she is again]), videos etc. that help the original poster to learn more.

When you’re done, read this declaration carefully, and then fill out the Canvas quiz to collect your points.

Declaration
– I commented on three fellow students’ weekly blog post on Week 14 work for the course, using the Hypothes.is group HST137.
– I made sure to leave substantial comments that help the writer to improve the post, or to identify their strengths.
– I left comments that I would like to receive myself: thoughtful, helpful, kind, but also pointing out errors so they can be fixed.

3. Third larger reflection

Due on May 5, 11:59PM, 8 points

See all the details on the dedicated webpage (to keep this place a bit more clutter free).

4. Final, final, final version of the project

Due on Tue, May 9, 11:59PM

Find all the details on the dedicated webpage (to keep this place clutter free)

The overview for the entire project with all the steps is on the Overview webpage.

Extra Credit assignments

EC15-1: Introduce an image

3 points, due by Sunday May 7, 11.59pm

All the details on this webpage, incl. a link to declaration quiz.

EC15-2: Extra commenting

2 points, due by Sunday May 7, 11.59pm

Do you like reading your colleagues’ work? Do you like helping them out by identifying ways to make their posts better? Here’s some good news! You can earn extra credit by doing extra commenting! This assignment will be available regularly throughout the semester.

  • Go to the Blog Stream of the Class
  • Pick a post that piques your curiosity and that you have not yet commented on
  • Use Hypothes.is group HST137, and leave feedback as we practiced with the Architects’s model
  • Pick 2 other posts: they can come from other students in the blog stream, or if you like the writer, you can stay with them and comment more.
  • The only conditions are
    • that you do not comment on blog posts you already commented on before, as part of your regular weekly “sourdough starter” tasks.
    • that the post is actually written for HST137, and not some other class. Check the category, and the content :upside down smiley:
  • Add the tag extra to the comment (this helps me to keep track of how many people use this option.)

When you’re done, please read this declaration carefully and then collect your points on Canvas with the Declaration Quiz.

Declaration
I selected three blogs I have not yet commented on before, from our class’s blog stream, and I used the Hypothes.is group HST137.
I made sure to leave substantial comments that help the writer to improve the post, or to identify their strengths.
I added the tag extra to my Hypothes.is comments.
I left comments that I would like to receive myself: thoughtful, helpful, kind, but also pointing out errors so they can be fixed.

Where to get assistance?

  • Tea Room on Discord:
    • open anytime for you
    • I will be hosting Tue 2PM-3PM; Wed. 1PM-2PM, or at other times by appointment via Google Calendar (usually a 15-20min appointment is enough). You can also find me in my office during Tea Room times.
    • Private room for confidential chat available on request.
  • Discord Text Channel #hst137
  • DLAs: Digital Learning Assistants: check the schedule!
  • Writing Center: Sunday – Wednesday 3:30 – 5:30 & 7 – 11 PM; Thursday 3:30 – 5:30 PM &  7 – 9 PM
  • Trexler Library Course Subject Guide: our own dedicated subject guide for the course 
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