Welcome! This is class blog where you’ll be working with other CPN-101 students this semester to read, write and interact with course content.

Please take five minutes to familiarize yourself with the website.

We’ll spend time in class learning how to post reading responses, but much of the “navigational” knowledge you’ll learn on the blog will come through simple usage.



Monday May 1st

Here are the links to the sites:
The login for the site is here:
Logging in:

To begin contributing to your CPN course website login at:

Your username is the same as your SUNY Cortland email address without the “@cortland.edu” portion
for example, if your Cortland email address is john.smith@cortland.edu, your username is john.smith

To create (reset) your password use the “Lost your password?” link on the login screen (link above). You will be prompted for your username. Once submitted you will receive an email in your SUNY Cortland inbox prompting you to reset your password.

Then you should be logged in.
Write summaries of your group’s work.  Email them to JD.
For Wednesday: have a digital copy of your Paper #3 available to post (flashdrive, laptop, Google Drive, etc.), along with your abstract from last Friday.

(4/21) Discussion- Summarizing

Today’s music 

Today’s activity: Summarizing.

Paper #3

What does it mean to summarize something?

Summarizing key words:

  • Main idea
  • Argument
  • Miniaturizing
  • Selection/deletion- evaluation
  • Background
  • Paraphrase
  • Note taking

Advertisement A

Advertisement B

Advertisement C

For each: What are the main arguments the ad attempts to convey?

How does the spoken dialogue convey these messages?

How do visual images convey these messages?

White a one-paragraph summary of  the advertisement’s content, message, and method.


Friday freewrite: What have I learned this semester?

Collect paper drafts

(4/18)- In-Class Essay Strategies

Today’s tunes: Wun Two’s “Jungle.”

See: CPN-101 In-Class Essays Powerpoint

In-class essay strategies: The writing process.

Remember, you have 50 minutes to write this essay.

(1) Brainstorm ideas of topics to possibly write on and cover in your essay

(2) Outline/organize essay

(3) Essay expectations

(2) Time management

(5) Answer the question

Friday: First draft of Paper #3 is due on Friday.  Next Wednesday we’ll write this in-class essay.