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New Task: Visual Literacy

We want you to be able to write, certainly. But in the 21st century, more of our communication is accomplished visually than verbally, so a good course in argument or thinking should include a healthy dose of training in making … Continue reading

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FEEDBACK for Early Drafts

Just a reminder. You can get early feedback by posting a draft before the Sunday Midnight deadline.

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Lifetime Guarantee

Frankly, I’ll be disappointed if you don’t contact me for something.

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It rains because you’re sad.

Post hoc ergo propter hoc Logicians like to speak in Latin, so they describe the logical fallacy of mistaking correlation for consequence as Post hoc ergo propter hoc (or, in English, “after this, therefore because of this”). The example I … Continue reading

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Avoid “Talks About” Language

Fails to Communicate: Communicates:

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Deadline Extended

Revise and Request a Regrade. If you have revised your Stone Money essay since it received its initial grade, please enter it into the Feedback Please category and use the Reply field to say: “Regrade, please.” You may request a … Continue reading

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Definition of Camouflage

What we think of now: Stealthwear to confound heat-detection: Stealthwear by Adam Harvey Stealth Makeup Confounds Facial Recognition Software Robinson Meyer wearing his face camouflage to hide from surveillance cameras for an article in the Atlantic magazine. He mentions the WWI camouflage … Continue reading

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Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing: Real or Imagined? ANSWER: Google “Animal Crossing Netherlands” People Crossing: Real or Imagined? ANSWER: Google “30 Magical Bridges” Crab Crossing: Real or Imagined? ANSWER: Google “Crab Crossing” Find anything else? Use the REPLY field to share links to … Continue reading

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Student Problems

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Quick Quiz THU MAR 09

1. What’s the opposite of a Black Sneaker?  Space ❑ A white sneaker Space ❑ A set of cross-country skis Space ❑ Broccoli Space ❑ The atomic weight of laughter Space ❑ “No sneaker” Space ❑ Anything other than a white sneaker 2. What … Continue reading

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