Jo Doran, Ph.D., M.F.A.

Assistant Professor & ESL Coordinator, Northern Michigan University

493 Thursday 2013

493-1, Thursday Class: CRN 10987

Winter 2013

JAMR 242

Thursday 3:00 – 4:40

PBWorks Page

Groups – First Half / Second Half – TBA: For Conferences – IN MY OFFICE

Email/Attachment Rules

Document Formatting

Your Responsibilities Page

CALENDAR (subject to change)

493-1, 10987, Thursday 3:00 – 4:40, Winter 2013

GRADING & POINTS                 (*DO = Deductions Only)

Description     Points    Total Earned        Points
PBWorks Picture and Short Bio Posted *DO
Facebook Assignment Entails group work and individual response essay in hard copy format 50
Main Project – One of the following:

  1. Graduate School
  2. Job Position
  3. Personal
See Individual Assignments. 350
Literary Theory Paper 200
Resume/CV Assignment 100
Cover Letter/Personal Statement, Statement of Purpose 100
Conferences (5 @ 40) See Calendar for details. 200
Project Book
See Individual Assignment. *DO
TOTAL 1000




Thurs. Jan. 17
  • Introductions
  • Syllabus
  • Course Requirements
  • Assignments
  • Presentation Folder
  • Questions/Answers
  • Exchange Emails
  • Facebook/Google Assignment
  • Sample Writing Assignment (due by midnight)
PBWorks Page: Completed by the end of the first weekSample Writing Assignment: Due by midnight tonight
Thurs.Jan. 24
  • Resumes/CVs
  • Cover Letters
  • Statement of Purpose and Personal Statement
  • Job Interviewing
  • Informational Interviewing
  • Volunteer/Community Service
  • Query Letter/Submission
Facebook Assignment: Posted to your PBWorks page by class time todayReadings:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Professional Presence
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Query Letters
Thurs.Jan. 31 I will cover points I did not have time to cover last week.
Thurs.Feb. 7 Work on Checklist and Timeline in class Workshop in class to determine your Checklist and Timeline, which you must email to me at least three days before our next class meeting.
Thurs. Feb. 14 Conferences – First Half of Class *You are to take notes when we meet for conferences, and I will keep mine. Do not email me – asking me what we discussed during conferences – unless you have a very good reason.
Thurs. Feb. 21 Conferences – Second Half of Class *
Thurs.Feb. 28 Conferences – First Half of Class *
Thurs. March 14 Conferences – Second Half of Class *
Thurs. March 21 Conferences – First Half of Class *
Thurs.March 28 Conferences – Second Half of Class *
Thurs. April 4 Conferences – First Half of Class *
Thurs.April 11 Conferences – Second Half of Class *
Thurs.April 18 Conferences – First Half of Class *
Thurs.April 25 Conferences – Second Half of Class *
FINAL EXAM WEEK Your Project Book is due to me by the Final Exam Day and Time. Please refer to NMU’s Final Exam information as it becomes available.

Please remember that if you wish to meet with me every week – all you have to do is ask me.