The Common Writing Experience prompts are now available in the Content section of the Freshman Connections Blackboard Site.
*The Common Writing Experience*
--for Fall 2015 will open on July 15--
*This essay assignment is administered online through Blackboard. All students participating in Freshman Connections are expected to complete this assignment, regardless of current placement in the Writing Program or prior credit (AP, dual-credit, transfer, or other) for one or more Writing Program courses; if you've received such credit, you will still receive credit for those courses.
*For problems with your Ball State username and password, please contact the HelpDesk.*
The system is structured to assign different questions during different time periods. You may log in to a given time period only once; if you log in and log back out, you will have to wait until the next available time period to log in again. You may log in to the assignment a total of two times (two different time periods, once each). To log in a third time, or for ANY other questions or problems, contact Wes Heath. Remember that you need to complete the assignment only once.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
You will need your Ball State username and password to log in.
You should have your copy of the text (Funny in Farsi) handy, as well as a dictionary. You may also have any notes or practice writing you’ve done, and blank paper for notes, outlines, brainstorming ideas, etc.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
If you need a disability accommodation for this assignment, please contact Disability
Services at 765-285-5293.
Once you enter your username and password, you will be officially logged in and must complete the assignment within two hours.
The prompts for the assignment are available in the "Content" section of the Freshman Connections Blackboard Site.
(link will open on July 15)
Information and Resources
Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities
Student Academic Ethics Policy
The OWL at Purdue (for APA and MLA citation guidelines)
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