Organizing My Site

I added many categories today to my website, which are Class Notes, Class Prep, Honors Cluster, Major Projects with two subcategories of Annotated Bibliography and Built Environment Description, and Study/Conference Group. Then I organized all of my previous posts into all of these categories, according to what they were. I also added a couple posts that needed to be added into my already existing category of sos.

Annotated Bibliography

Journal-Constitution, By Janel Davis, Ernie Suggs and J. Scott Trubey-The Atlanta. “Turner Field Sale Becomes Transformative Moment For…” Accessed September 12, 2016.

This is an article from the AJC, and it talks about what GSU plans on doing with the newly acquired area that Turner Field is currently located on. GSU is planning on fulfilling the promise set by the Centennial Olympic Stadium had originally promised but failed in achieving, and that was to generate prosperous growth for the community surrounding the stadium. They plan to build a new baseball and football stadiums for the university, and also bring residence halls along with many businesses including a grocery store. Georgia State’s ultimate goal is to help the communities surrounding Turner Field, that have been historically “run over” by previous projects dating back to the 50’s with the first interstates.

This article shows how GSU is actively changing the city around us and will change the perspective of the city, in particular, Turner Field. Bringing in businesses into this area is going to be a catalyst in developing this area, which Centennial Olympic Park failed to do. However, this article does not go into much detail about why it has been a poor area in recent history, but it would have created a deeper understand of the problems causing the much needed change. The article has the overall viewpoint of the changes as a good thing, getting rid of the relatively unsuccessful economic communities around it.

Syllabus Quiz

What are the major projects? In a bulleted list, provide links to the project descriptions for each of them.
Reading annotations (
Annotated bibliography (
Build environmental descriptions (
Build environmental analysis (
Participation (

How will your final grade be calculated?

  • Reading Annotations (3, 300-600 points)
  • Annotated Bibliography (10 entries): 250-500 points
  • Built Environment Descriptions (3, 1 each for exterior, interior, digital space): 300-600 points
  • Built Environment Analysis (1): 300-600 points
  • Participation (including attendance): 400-???

What is the “submission form” and how do you use it? Embed the form below your answer (hint: Google “embed Google form” to find out how).
The form you use to turn in all of the work for this class. You fill out all of the information required, attach the desired file, and then send it in.

Where on the course website can you find an overview of what’s due and the readings for each unit?

 Weekly overview

What is the best way to see an overview of what’s due each week?

Weekly Overview

What is the attendance policy?
You earn points for coming to class and lose points for unexcused absences. You will earn 10 points for coming to class, and 10 points for required class preparation, for a total of 20 points per class. You lose 10 points for each absence or missed class prep assignment. Arriving to class late will result in a deduction of 5-10 points.

What are the two ways you can lose points?
Not showing up to class
Not doing or turning in work

What are my office hours, and how do you make an appointment to see me outside of  class?
Office: 25 Park Place #2434
Office Hours: T/Th 9-11 am, and by appointment; I am able to meet during office hours or by appointment via Skype or Google Hangout if that works better than an in-person conference
Contact: rwharton3{at}gsu{the dot goes here}edu

How do you earn participation credit? Provide a link to the instructions/guidelines for participation.
I will assign points to your work reflecting the level of your participation both inside and outside of class. I will also subtract points for failing to participate (e.g., missing class) so as to fairly reflect your level of engagement with the course concepts.

How many points can you earn by participating in or organizing a study group session?
up to 25

How can you be assured of earning an “A” in this course?
2,800 points

What are the minimum requirements for earning a passing grade of “C”?

What do you do if you’re not sure how to document your participation in order to earn points?
Create it on your blog and the submit it to the form for you to be able to determine

What are the Unit 1 readings and which one would you like to annotate for Reading Annotation 1?
Thomas Carter and Elizabeth Collins Cromley, “Introduction,” from Invitation to Vernacular Architecture.
James Deetz, “Parting Ways,” from In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life.
Stephanie Fitzgerald, “The Cultural Work of a Mohegan Painted Basket,” from Early Native Literacies in New England: A Documentary and Critical Anthology.

I would like to annotate Parting Ways first

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