What is the course packet? The beginning of it includes basic information
necessary to starting the course and figuring out your assignments at a glance.
The rest of it is a series of forms that you must fill out and
attach to your formal papers in this class. You are required to
print out these sheets and attach them to each formal paper. You should do
this printing right away.
it: Click on the correct link--the correct semester and year--below. You'll find an MS Word
file. Please use MS Word to print it. Do NOT use MS
Works--it may mess up the format/layout/margins.
it: If you are on your own computer or have a disk, save the file to
a place you'll remember. If you can't save the file, that's okay:
go on to step "4."
stop at this point! If you save the file, go on to step 4 and print it right away! Printing is required, and
credit is given for printing it. Do NOT plan on saving it now
and copying each sheet as you need it: trying to copy it into a paper you
already have written may wreck the formatting/margins of these pages.
You also need to have printed copies with you in class for two reasons: (1)
we will discuss or use many of them in class, and (2) having them in class
will allow for faster turning in of your papers. (Laptop users, do not
just plan on bringing the papers to class on your laptop: you, too, need to
print out and carry them physically.)
it: Print the entire course packet at least
once. You will need most of it twice: You must physically
print it as follows:
DETAILS FOR MEETING REQUIREMENT:
Make a 1st copy.
Print an entire copy for taking to class each day.
Print one complete copy for carrying each
day to class. In class or just before it, you usually will be removing most of the sheets in the
"Course Packet," one at a time, to attach to your graded papers whenever
you turn in your graded papers. So, for this reason, you should
make one-sided copies (printing only on the top side of each sheet of
paper, leaving the bottom of the paper blank). You are not allowed
to turn in two-sided copies (sheets of paper with printing on both
Make a 2nd copy.
Simply print an entire second copy, as well.
You will be using, throughout part of the
course, at least two copies of the sheets in the "Course Packet."
The easy way is to simply print 2 complete copies,
both of them one-sided (which means just on one side of the paper).
Carry one or both to class each day.
OR INSTEAD of the 2nd copy:
Print individual pages as you need them.
you prefer, for all copies after your first one, you can print
individual pages as you need them:
First, print out one complete copy,
carrying each day to class.
Later, for additional copies page by
page, start by going to the
"Course Packet" link, which is below. Bring up the Course
Packet in Word.
At the top of the Word page are two
different print buttons. Click on the one called "Print Preview and
Print" (do not choose the one called "Quick Print."
When the "Print" menu comes up (with
various choices), then under "Settings" choose "Pages." Type in the page
numbers you want (for example, "7-10").
You will see a preview of what you have
chosen. If the wrong pages are there, then change the page numbers.
Once you see the page numbers you want, then click on the "Print"
Click the link to your "Course Packet":
(Questions or Problems?
See "6. Frequently Asked Questions--Troubleshooting Your Problems" below.)
(a) Confused? Then just click on the link
in larger letters in the yellow box above, and then print 4 copies of the whole "Course Packet" file.
Always bring at least one copy to school.
(b) Contents cut off? Do your printed sheets have page
numbers or other contents cut off at the top, bottom, or
sides? Simple solution: Find a different computer--for example,
at school. Complex solution: Have someone adjust your printer's
software program (not the MS Word printing program) for narrower
margins: no more than .15" on all four sides.
(c) Print faded? Definitely change
the ink or use a different printer so both you and I can read
everything. You'll be attaching many of these sheets to your formal
(d) Out of Time? Do it tomorrow.
Usually when I assign something, it has to be in on time. However, I
really badly want you to do this one, so I'll give you extra time to show it
(e) A new cover sheet for each revision of your papers? The answer is
"no." Do not attach a new set of cover sheets every
single time you turn in another draft. You should never need more than
one of each Draft 1 cover
sheet sets, never more than two of the Draft 2 cover sheet sets, and never
more than one of the Draft 3 or Draft 4 cover sheet sets.
This means, for example, that if I give you back a Draft 1 that needs
revising and doesn't yet have it's X's, then when you turn in your revised
Draft 1, keep the same cover sheets on which I've written comments to
you--keep that cover sheet set on the paper so I can see my own comments
(f) Do you only want to print one or two pages and you don't know how?
Do NOT click on the printing icon. Here's how to print just the pages
the "Course Packet" and look at the first page. It shows you the
ii. Find the page
numbers of the pages you want to print (and write them down if you need to).
There actually are two
printing icons, one that looks like a printer, called "Quick Print," and one
with a magnifying glass over a sheet of paper, called "Print Preview and
Print." Click on the magnifying glass over a sheet of paper. OR click in the upper-left corner on "File"; and
then in the list that appears, click on the word "Print."
i. Then, on the form that
appears, find "pages" and type--into the box--the
page numbers you want to print (e.g., "5-7" or "5, 6, 7").
ii. And then click
on "OK," and the pages you want to print will be printed.
(g) Lost your Packet? You may print out just the
part you still need. (See "f" above.)
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Student Computer Lab
Useful Tips for
Taking This Course
To get your "1108 Course Packet,"
first read and follow these instructions. Then click on the correct course
packet in the yellow box, middle