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Log On: Sign on to the computer you are sitting at using your personal information.

ULID: The first part of your email which usually consists of the first letter of your first name, the first letter of your middle name, and the first five letters of your last name.  Sometimes a number is added to the end of your ULID signifying that there are others with the identical set of seven letters in their ULID.  In that case, the number makes your ULID unique.

Password: Your secret code to read your email and log on.  You should have set this up when you received your ULID.

Domain: When you sign on, make sure that your domain reads "isunet" or you will not be able to log on.

Instructor Folder: The icon on your 101 computer screen that will take you to the magical place that holds your student folders.

Student Folder: The most important place that you will save your writing, but definitely not the only place (save everything to a disk and to your home computer's hard drive, too).  Everyone in this class, including me, can access anything you have in this folder from any computer that is logged on to the STV250 network.   Note: Keep these organized by unit portfolio for both your and my benefit.

STV250 network: AT ISU, most of the computers (I believe all of the public computers like those at the dorms and libraries) are linked together, which means they share information and information can be accessed from any computer with your ISU ULID.

This network can also be accessed by making a computer connection to ISU from a home computer using Itools by mapping a network drive, and choosing the path name \\datastore\STV250.  Ask me how if you want details.

Unit Portfolio: The individual projects we will complete about every two weeks, which will include all discovery drafts, formal drafts, final drafts, peer edits, classroom activities, and anything else that contributes to the construction of each of your required 101 projects.

Final Portfolio: The big daddy portfolio that will include ALL of the work that you did for 101 and a copy of your final portfolio analysis paper (5-7 pages) that discusses and analyzes the work you have done (with examples from your texts) and what you have learned about writing this semester. Your portfolio will be submitted in hardcopy and e-copy, and it will constitute 60% of your final 101 grade.

Unit grade: The grades that are assigned for each unit project used to evaluate your progress as a writer.

Hard Copy: Your essay, draft, etc., that is printed out on paper.

Reflection: The 1-2 page paper you will turn in with each major paper. The reflection explains the process you went through to write the paper, the choices you were faced with and decisions you made (and why), and the help you were given and gave. A more thorough description of the reflection is stored under "documents" on Nicenet.

Peer Response: Reading another writer's paper and responding to the ideas in that paper while offering suggestions for revision. A peer coach usually answers questions the writer has about the paper, as well.

Peer Review: Reading another writer's paper and responding to both the content and the stylistic features of that paper. A peer coach will also answer questions the writer has about the paper.

Copyediting: Looking at a "nearly final" copy of a paper and noting the grammatical, spelling, and typographical errors. During copyediting, peer coaches focus solely on the surface errors in the text, without making suggestions for major content and stylistic revisions.

Ways to Save: You should save early and often, and you should save to various sites to prevent heartache.  You can save a paper or draft to the following sites:

    • Your home computer's hard drive
    • Two disks
    • The H-drive space the university has set aside for you
    • A folder within my instructor folder
    • Email (sending the draft to yourself as an attachment file)
    • Nicenet (sending the draft to yourself as a personal message or posting it temporarily under "documents").
    • Internet File Storage