Author: Fornes

Check Your Drafts

I’ve created a space for you to submit your drafts and have them checked through turnitin.com. To do so, go to the turnitin.com web site and log in with the following information: Class ID: 19660835 Password/Enrollment Key: aiken

Minimum Wages for Tipped Employees

The United States Department of Labor has a nifty little interactive map showing the minimum wage for tipped employees for all US states and territories. The map is part of a larger web page that includes a table outlining the…

McDonald’s Employees Strike To Protest Sexual Misconduct: How To Prevent Misconduct At Your Company

1. Research indicates that a vast number of fast food employees have experienced unwanted sexual advances. Forty percent of women in the fast food industry have experienced unwanted sexual advances and 28% of women have experienced various forms of harassment…

The Hidden Limits of the ‘All-You-Can-Eat’ Buffet

Here is a fun little piece that discusses the strategies employed by owners of all-you-can-eat buffets and some ways to work the system (via Neatorama).   By and large, though, the curious economics of AYCE deals (did you know that if…

The Tipping Equation – The New York Times

Here is an interesting story about tipping from the New York Times It was a woman, a man and their two children. She had walked their daughters to the bathroom. He grabbed my hand and said: “I want you to…

Reservoir Dogs Tipping Scene

Reservoir Dogs was among Quentin Tarantino’s (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, etc.) first movies. Like most of his movies, it is super-violent with plenty of vulgar and insulting language. Regardless, this is a fun scene:  

Writing Awards

The USCA Department of English 2018 Writing Awards Submission Guidelines for all awards are available in H&SS 204.   The Phebe Davidson Prize in Creative Writing The Phebe Davidson prize in Creative Writing was established in honor of distinguished South…

Baltimore Rising

If you are even slightly intrigued by the Baltimore described in The Other Wes Moore, the following documentary should be of interest: A couple years ago, a young black man in Baltimore, Freddie Gray, was killed in the police van…

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to the web site for English 101–College Composition at the University of South Carolina Aiken. The web site has four main areas: The top menu includes links to course-related information (syllabus, schedule, assignments, etc.) The left sidebar…

Blog Prompt #8 (12/1/2015)

For your final blog post, explain specifically and exactly what changes you have made to each of the previous drafts. Consider this blog post as a start for the Reflective Letter to be included in the Final Portfolio.