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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hessian Teenage Years Redeemed: A useful skill

I may be teaching a composition class at Arizona State this summer. It's ENG 105 - Advanced First-Year Composition and it's online. Well, as it turns out, students aren't exactly lining up to spend their summer vacations thinking about the thesis, audience, stakeholders, pathos, logos, and ethos. Who knew?
To make matters worse, there are two Online ENG 105's being offered at the same time this summer. I teach for the main campus, and the other instructor teaches for another campus. But wait, there's more. I need to reach a quota of students in order for the class to happen. I have only a third as many students as the other person. Why? Well, on the class registration website, his was listed as "Online" and mine was not, even though it's an online course! All very confusing and threatening to my financial situation. I may need to change the blog title to Keeping Owls Solvent (Since 2010)!

It was suggested that I make a flyer to advertise my course in hope of generating some enrollment. I am no graphic designer, artist, nor advertiser, so I wasn't sure how to go about making the flyer. Then I remembered the only other time in my life I made flyers - in the mid-1990's to advertise hardcore and punk shows. "Stick with what you know" can be good advice, so I constructed this beauty of a flyer. It might not attract students, but if it does, they'll be cool students.

That's Minor Threat on the flyer, F.Y.I.

4 comments:

m said...

Aces.

Amy said...

I love the flier! I bet you'll get all sorts of student responses!!

Eric said...

Thanks! I hope it works; I need the income...I mean...uh...students...

Jennifer Lowe said...

I didn't think anything could make me laugh at 6 a.m. grading papers. But this really, really, really did. You win at school!