If it's your turn to write a 500-word article critique, you must post this to your section blog before your section meets.
If it's your week to give a speech, prepare and practice! Otherwise, prepare for a possible extemporaneous speech response.
Complete your peer reviews of your fellow students' paper #2 drafts on their pages of the discussion section wiki.
First five minutes: QUIZ on reading terms
Two student presentations (#13 and #14)on the readings (and two student extemporaneous responses).
Discuss this week's lecture and required readings.
Discuss paper #2 revision strategies.
ONLINE OVER THE WEEKEND
This week's challenge will be especially difficult. Get ready.
Attempt to survive without using any personal digital social networking tools for the whole weekend, Friday 5pm to Sunday 5pm. Do not consult or post to Facebook or MySpace or LinkedIn or Google+ or whatever else it is that young people these days use for social networking. Do not Tweet. Do not text. Do not instant-message. Do not Skype. Do not iChat. Do not answer personal emails (or even read them, if you can avoid it). And, yes, do not use your cell phone at all (although you may use a land-line phone or a pay phone). The only thing you are allowed to do is the minimum necessary online participation for other classes you are taking.
Once the weekend is over (or once you've thrown in the towel if you don't make it to Sunday at 5pm), write about the experience on your discussion section blog. How do you end up communicating with people? How do you coordinate meetings with your friends? How do you survive without taking a Quiz On Your Favorite Star Wars Lego Mini-Figure every hour?
Comment on at least one other student's write-up.
Be thankful you weren't a college student before the early 1990s, like I was, when THERE WAS NO WORLD WIDE WEB! (Gasp!)
You must finish this online activity before next week's lecture.