Welcome to “College Writing 110 – The Purpose of Education.” My name is Danica Savonick and I am the instructor for the course. I very much look forward to meeting you all this Thursday, August 25 at 4:30 pm in Kiely Hall, room 325.

Prior to our first course session, there are a few things that you can do to ensure a smooth start to the semester.

  1. Review the syllabus. I will be making small adjustments over the week and throughout the semester, but this should give you a general idea of what will be covered in our course. We will go over the syllabus on the first day of class, so please come prepared with questions.
  1. Sign up for our course website. This process can take a few days (you have to be approved for an account and then I have to approve your membership to our course group) which is why it is best to do this ahead of time. Here are the instructions, which are also available on the syllabus.

In order to blog and comment on our site, you will need to set up an account with CBOX. After this, you will login to the site using your username and login. Make sure to write these down.

  • Go to the Futures Initiative homepage (futuresinitiative.org) and click “Join Us.”
  • Create an account and fill out your profile. Please indicate that you are a student at Queens College registered for this course (this will expedite the approval process). You do not need to check the box marked “Yes, I’d like to create a new site.”
  • Once I’ve accepted your request, you should be able to join our course group and website. Look for “The Purpose of Education” in the Group Directory and “Request Membership.”
  • Once your membership has been approved, you will be able to access and post to our course site from our course webpage. If you are having difficulties posting a blog, make sure you are logged in. Please contact me if you have any trouble.
  1. If you haven’t already, sign up for an account with gmail. We will be using Google Documents throughout the semester, and you will need an account.

Enjoy the last few days of summer. Looking forward to a terrific semester.

Photo courtesy of flickr user Nathan https://www.flickr.com/photos/90371939@N00/4344878104