Hello, PWR 1 students! I’m excited to meet you all next week. This course website and blog allows us to continue sharing ideas and having conversations outside of the classroom setting. I’ll soon be inviting each of you to become “authors” so that you can create your own posts to share ideas and/or ask questions. Although I’m encouraging students to post whenever they feel so inclined, there are five required out-of-class postings throughout the term (see course syllabus for details), and there will also be occasion to work on blog posts during class. I’m hoping that this will become a space of lively conversation and collegiate participation.