We will have class on campus! For the first part of class we will be in Gleeson 213 (the classroom on the second floor of the library with the colorful chairs). For the second part of class we will be outdoors, but we will stay on campus.
Bring a LAPTOP (if convenient) — you can also check out a laptop from the library. We will spend some time catching up on blogs.
Planned class activities:
Individual presentations (postponed from last week). Please review and rehearse your material. Important goals for your talk:
- making valuable use your time (and ours)
- evaluating and using appropriate evidence of different kinds
- evaluating and demonstrating credibility
- sharing knowledge about some aspect of bikes or bicycling in San Francisco or elsewhere
- developing your skill in delivery (audience engagement, structure of presentation, voice, posture, and so much more…)
Thinking about Audiences and Communities (Module 3). I’ll ask you to write and talk about communities that are important to you and audiences you’d like to reach.
Impromptu Team Presentations. You’ll work in teams to explore theories of audience and advice about how to reach audiences as a speaker. You’ll present your findings to the class.
Work on blogs. Writing and speaking go together. Writing your blog is an essential part of the work of this class. We’ll work together to make sure everyone can post to their blogs.
Bicycle Fabrication. We’ll have a visit from a San Francisco bicycle framebuilder to talk about how bikes are built and show some of his work.