Converting documents to Google Docs format

Here are instructions on how convert documents in your Google Drive to the Google Docs format, making them accessible and editable online. This is particularly important for your Internship Logs.

After conversion, make sure that the file is in your course folder.

Remember that I need to have permission to edit and comment on all the assignments in your course folder. This will allow me to make-document level comments, as well as add comments within the document.

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Tasks to complete during the first two weeks of class

The following is a list of tasks and assignments that you must complete before our second class meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

  • Register for an account on this site so you can access and post to the discussion forums.
  • Create a Twitter account that contains your real name somewhere in the username or profile and
    • make it public,
    • post a message containing the course hashtag #ENGL491A, and
    • follow myself and all other members of the course.
    • You will then regularly monitor the messages using the course hashtag.
  • Create a Google Drive account and
    • create a folder (I will often refer to these folders as your course folders) for your 491A course work,
    • title the folder using the format ENGL491A-SP13-Lastname (for example, a student named Zaphod Beeblebrox would have folder titled ENGL491A-SP13-Beeblebrox), and
    • share that folder (not individual documents, the entire folder) with jmj5805 [at] gmail [dot] com. Information about sharing can be found here. The folder’s “visibility settings” should be set to “private,” and, when you share it with me, my “access level” should be “editor.”
    • Once you have successfully created the folder and shared it with me, you can turn in documents by
      1. uploading them to Google Drive then
      2. adding them to your course folder.
  • Download the Weekly Internship Log from the forms page, upload it to your Google Drive account, and add it to your course folder.
    • Each week you will copy and paste the log table and fill it out. By the end of the semester, the document should contain a complete week-by-week account of your internship activities.
    • The first such log, covering the week of Jan. 14–20 (or, if your internship began before the semester, any hours worked prior to this period), is due before 9 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22. If you worked no hours during this period, complete the log and simply put 0 in the “Total Hours” field.
    • Subsequent logs will be due by 9 a.m. on Monday of each week for the remainder of the semester.
  • Purchase all required course texts. During class on Tuesday, Jan. 22, be prepared to demonstrate that you have met this requirement either by bringing these texts to class or accessing them there. If you will not be able to meet this requirement before this deadline, please contact me prior to the deadline to discuss an alternative.

Before 9 a.m., Monday, Jan. 28

  • Complete your second weekly internship log. Repeat this every Monday by 9 a.m. Again, if you worked no hours, post a weekly log with 0 in the “Total Hours” field.
  • In collaboration with your internship site supervisor, fill out and have your supervisor sign your Internship Agreement Form. Upload a digital copy of this form to your course folder on Google Drive. You should also save a hard copy (containing the signatures) for your records.
  • Upload the Expectations Essay to your Google Drive folder.
  • Before 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, post a response to the discussion forum.
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