Welcome to American Writers in Paris!

I’m looking forward to working with you  as you develop + evolve your reading –  critical thinking  – research – and writing this semester as we read + write + research about and discuss + analyze + reflect upon American Writers in Paris!

The page on my professional website (crmintler.com) for our class is American Writers in Paris in the top menu. This will be where access chapters from our writing text, They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing and the digital course materials, i.e. readings – videos – documentaries/films – images, etc. for Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, + Unit 4 that you will read + annotate using hypothes.is, a digital social annotation app.

First, the course materials in Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, + Unit 4 are password protected. I will tell you the password during class + in private emails or in Canvas messages. Contact me if you forget the password. Your are not required to annotate They Say, I Say chapters, but if you’d like to, be sure to save your annotation comments “to only me.”

Second  click on the LINK corresponding in the right margin of Dr. Mintler’s Soupçon blog to create a hypothes.is account and join our private annotation group. Once you click on the link, you will be prompted to create a hypothes.is account AND join the group. I recommend using your personal email address since hypothes.is is an internet app for use on the open web and it neither a part of this course nor OU.

Once create your hypothes.is account, you will need to download the browser extension or bookmark for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge. Here is the link to the instructions on the hypothes.is website for downloading and installing: hypothes.is browser extensions and/or bookmarks.

In addition to annotating materials for American Writers in Paris, you can annotate ANYTHING on the open web!

We will use hypothes.is to practice digital social annotation, takes/share notes on course materials, create collaborative class roadmaps on selected readings, and to annotate sources during the research paper unit. Always remember to select our annotation group name and leave your ANNOTATION COMMENTS to our annotation group (not to “only me” unless you want to use hypothes.is to regularly highlight and annotate for yourself).

Click the following link for a demonstration of how to post a comment using hypothes.is: hypothes.is annotation tutorial video