20 February 2015

UPDATE: 20 FEB 2014

For the remainder of the semester, you will conduct research and complete projects in small groups. They are as follows:
Group 1: Christina, Roni, Olivia
Group 2: Katherine, Owen, Devon
Group 3: Sam, Andrew, Craig
Group 4: Tori, Aidan Wyatt
Group 5: Jeremy, Jason, Jared, Alec
Group 6: Chris, Alex, Shannon 
Group 1: Emma, Connor, Thuy
Group 2: James, Marta, Kayla
Group 3: Clayton, Joshua, Daniel
Group 4: Beckett, Shalini, Ryan
Group 5: Kevin, Peyman, Andrea
Group 6: Charlie, Nina, Grant
Group 1: Austin, Nathan, Chris, Brendan
Group 2: Odom, Forrest, Dobis
Group 3: Becky, Christian, Alex, Jack
Group 4: Jennifer, Michelle, Daniel
Group 5: Zeyu, Casey, Taggert
Group 6: Dominic, Ben, Thomas
During your first meeting, please spend some time getting to know one another better through conversation, etc. But I would also like you to engage in serious discussions about possibly "umbrella" topics, create a rough sketch of your time line, and exchange contact information.

If, for some reason, you have a "serious" issue with the research group in which you have been placed, please email me this weekend with a clearly articulated grievance. If someone in another group expresses a similar desire to exit their pairing, I will consider swapping your places.

18 February 2015

UPDATE: 18 FEB 2014

In order to create research groups, I'll need each one of you to send me an email before 3pm, tomorrow afternoon. Please follow the below directions/formatting:

The subject line of your email should be [Section Number]: Group Request; so, for example, if you're enrolled in my 12:00pm course, your subject line would read "10: Group Request."

The first paragraph of your email should begin with the name of your first requested peer, proceeded by a detailed and specific explanation of why you would like to work with student. You should derive this information directly from the presentation they delivered.

The second paragraph of your email should begin with the name of your second requested peer. The content of the paragraph should adhere to the same format as the previous paragraph.

Finally, your third paragraph should begin with the tag "Alternates:" followed by a list of four of your peers. You do not need detailed explanations or justifications for why you would like to work with your alternate choices.

I will create groups based upon a) the detail and rhetorical veracity of your explanations, b) common/joint requests, and, as a final deciding factor, c) on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Remember, you will work in/with these research groups for the remainder of the semester, so be sure to request students who have similar interests, complimentary skill sets, a solid work ethic, and compatible personalities.