Reminders and Advice

Stay connected:

  • We’ll post announcements and information to the website regularly, and each week’s reading assignments are posted on the course schedule, so please visit the course website regularly.
  • You may also post questions, comments, links to resources, and anything else you think the whole class might find interesting on the course site. To post something, go to the dashboard in WordPress and use the “posts” menu.
  • Bring your computer or tablet to class and use it – for course work only, please.

Do the work:

  • This is a literature class, so nearly all of your learning will develop through discussion of the readings.  You’ll get more out of those discussions if you do the reading and have the text with you.  If you don’t get the reading done before class, please don’t join a small group if we break into groups for part of class.  Instead, use that time to read and join us for the full class discussion.
  • Review the University Honor Code and follow it, especially the Plagiarism Checklist; remember that faculty and TAs are required to report any cases of plagiarism or other academic dishonesty.
  • You’ll find the final project much easier to complete if you start building your digital scrapbook early on and if you start creating the multimedia project by the middle of the semester.

Don’t struggle alone:

  • Please come visit us.  We love talking with students, and understanding your experiences and perspectives helps us teach better.  Make an appointment or just stop by office hours.
  • All semester, you will discuss, review, and critique each other’s work, and we hope that you will find this process supportive and helpful. You can help make it work by participating actively and treating each other with respect.
  • This course requires a lot of independent, self-directed work; if you’re not sure what you should or could be doing at any point, talk with us or with your working group.
  • Take advantage of the help available beyond this course, especially the Writing Center and the Gelardin New Media Center.  Georgetown also offers a variety of academic support services for students.
  • If you encounter any difficulties or have any special needs, please let us know.


You might also want to know this:

Georgetown University and its faculty are committed to supporting survivors of sexual misconduct, including relationship violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault. University policy requires faculty members to report any disclosures about sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator, whose role is to coordinate the University’s response to sexual misconduct. Georgetown has a number of fully confidential professional resources who can provide support and assistance to survivors of sexual assault and other forms of sexual misconduct.

These resources include Jen Schweer, MA, LPC, Associate Director of Health Education Services for Sexual Assault Response and Prevention, (202) 687-0323 ( and Erica Shirley, Trauma Specialist Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), (202) 687-6985 (

More information about campus resources and reporting sexual misconduct can be found at

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