Schedule

PPT = PowerPoint (always available on the website)
Situating Research = textbook
P = Project
RP = Research Plan
RGA = Rhetorical Genre Analysis
PR = Publication Reflection
BEFORE = Due at beginning of class via email
IN = Done in class, due by end

Date Day Class Topic/Reading Due
April 1 Monday Welcome
Introduction to World of Warcraft (PPT)
Survey, Register for website
April 3 Wednesday Situating Research, Chapter 1 “Introduction”

Situating Research, Chapter 3 “Working with Published Sources”

Library Research and Integrating Sources (PPT)

Strategies for Research

IN: Is WoW Addicting?
April 8 Monday Situating Research, Chapter 6 “Text-based Research” [pp. 81-113]

Krzywinska, Tanya.  “Blood Scythes, Festivals, Quests, and Backstories: World Creation and Rhetorics of Myth in World of Warcraft.” Games & Culture 1.4 (2006): 383-396.

BEFORE: Krzywinska Reading Questions
IN: Character Race’s Ideology
April 10 Wednesday Situating Research Chapter 7 “Qualitative Research” [pp. 151-174]

Qualitative Research (PPT)

IRB and Research Ethics (PPT)

IN: Qualitative Activity 1
April 15 Monday Yee, Nick. “On Therapy and DependencyThe Daedulus Project. 17 Feb. 2008.

Williams et al. “From Tree House to Barracks: The Social Life of Guilds in World of WarcraftGames and Culture1.4 (October 2006): 338-361.

BEFORE: Williams et al./Yee Reading Questions
BEFORE: Qualitative Interview Activity
April 17 Wednesday Situating Research Chapter 8 “Quantitative Research” [pp. 241-291]

Situating Research Chapter 9 “Experiences of Time Loss among Videogame Players: An Empirical Study” [pp. 333-345]

BEFORE

“Experiences of Time Loss among Videogame Players” reading questions 1-7

April 22 Monday Yee, Nick. “Our Virtual Bodies, Ourselves?The Daedulus Project. 17 Feb. 2008.

Theloras. “Retribution DPS Theorycraft Sheets.” 10 MAr. 2019.

IMRAD (PPT)

IN: Quantitative Activity

 

April 24 Wednesday We will not discuss these documents, but this is a good opportunity to read these:

Studio Time and Guidelines for finishing the term

Game Day – We will be playing the game in class today.

April 29 Monday Studio Day- Begin drafting Research Plan 1 (RP1)

– Begin looking for an article that you want to emulate the writing format/style of and write your Rhetorical Genre Analysis 1 (RGA1).

May 1 Wednesday Studio Day

– Complete RP1
– If you’ve received feedback on your RP1, begin collecting data.

RP1 Due
May 6 Monday Studio Day
– Continue to collect/analyze data and research for P1
– Get feedback or draft collaboratively P1 and/or RGA1.  You can begin things like your introduction and method section before you have any data.  Also, don’t forget drafting Works Cited/Reference pages as well.
 RGA1 Due
May 8 Wednesday Studio Day
– Continue to collect/analyze data and research for P1
May 13 Monday Studio Day
– Draft P1
 RP2 Due
May 15 Wednesday Studio Day
– Complete P1
– If you’ve received feedback on your RP2, begin data collection.
– Draft RGA2.
May 20 Monday Studio Day
– Continue to collect/analyze data and research for P2
– Get feedback on P2 and/or RGA2.  You can begin things like your introduction and method section before you have any data.  Also, don’t forget drafting Works Cited/Reference pages as well.
 P1 Due
May 22 Wednesday Studio Day
– Continue to collect/analyze data and research for P2
– Continue drafting P2
 RGA2 Due
May 27 Monday  Memorial Day (NO CLASS)
May 29 Wednesday Studio Day
– Continue work on P2 and/or P1 revisions
– P1 returned
 P2 Due
June 3 Monday  Studio Day
– Portfolio is introduced and discussed.
– Revise P1 and/or P2
June 5 Wednesday Studio Day
– Portfolio is introduced and discussed.
– Revise P1 and/or P2
PR Due
LAST DAY TO TURN IN WORK FOR COMMENTS
June 10 Monday  NO CLASS ALL WORK AND REVISIONS

 

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