Using KSU Google Drive

Writing Your Papers  |  Online Conferences

chatNOTE: I’m still changing rhetoric from “Hangouts” to “Chat”. Google has closed down “Hangouts” and moved everything to “Chat”.


Writing Your Papers in KSU Google Docs

  • REMEMBER: all papers must be written in KSU Google Docs!  There are many reasons for this:
    • Google Docs can be easily accessed from any type of computer (Microsoft Windows, Apple, Linux, Google Chromebooks, . . .).  This is a good thing when you have to share it with me and (later) with your Writing Workshop partner(s).
    • Because your documents are saved in an online cloud, there is a significantly reduced chance that you will loose it (such as in a computer crash).
    • Google Docs maintains a history of revisions that anyone (who has access to the document) can see.  That’s a good thing!  For example: maybe you deleted a paragraph (out of frustration) and later realized that there’s a sentence in it that you want to use? For another example: I can look at previous drafts to analyze the thinking behind the most recent draft, try to help you move the thinking and writing forward.
  • top right of flashline: iconsWhat to do:
    • Login to your KSU Flashline account.
    • In the upper right corner, there is a Google Drive Icon; click on that icon.
    • KSU Google Drive square of squaresYou should find yourself in Google Drive, but if you are looking at your mail, then click on the square-of-squares (upper right corner).
    • Select the Google Drive icon (the green, blue, and yellow triangle thing).Google Drive icon
    • Click on the “+ New” button.
    • Select Google Docs.
    • Select Blank document.opening google document
    • Write your assignment.
    • Be sure to label your assignment with:
      • your name
      • the type of assignment (Essay One, Essay Two Revision, …).Betty Zing's Essay One
    • When you are finished and ready to have me evaluate it, share the assignment with me:share icon
      • click on the “Share” button in the upper right corner
      • type my email address in the space provided: clrobins@kent.edu
      • make sure that you give me permission to edit the document (so that I can mark and comment upon it)!

 


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Online Conferences

  • SIGNING UP FOR AN APPOINTMENT
    • During the semester, you must meet with me at least three times: once during each Mandatory Conference Period.
    • You may also sign up to meet with me additional times, any time during the semester.
    • Whether this is an optional or mandatory conference, you must sign up for an appointment.
    • I use WeJoinIn for the sign-up sheets.
    • These appointment sheets will be posted, one for each week, on the Conference Appointments page. Directions on how to sign up for an appointment are also on that page.
  • MEETING WITH ME FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
    • NOTE: I’m still changing rhetoric from “Hangouts” to “Chat”. Google has closed down “Hangouts” and moved everything to “Chat”.
    • Login to your KSU Flashline account.
    • In the upper right corner, there is a Google Drive Icon; click on that icon.
    • KSU Google Drive square of squaresClick on the square-of-squares (upper right corner).
    • Select the Google Chat (not Hangouts) icon.chat
    • Wait for me to begin the text chat.  It is likely that I will have to invite you to the first chat.
    • Note: we do not do video chat in this class!  Why? I have several reasons, but the main reason is that I want our text chat to serve as notes for you as you work on your essays.
    • The text chat is always saved, automatically.  If you have trouble finding it, just send me an email, and I’ll help you find it.

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