Monday, July 24, 2017

SL3 Syllabus

Instructor: Thomas


Synchronized Living Three focuses on ALE tricks and how to use them as a means of “getting by” at certain “moments” in everyday life. A portion of the course involves examining divinity and whether permanence in association with godliness is a possible goal. The primary aim of this course is to function better as members of society, design a way to document “cases of divinity,” and also examine some of the consequences of “attacking” selves.

More info: The PLF targets and attacks with weaponry any inhabited selves. Imagine the way a camcorder works, going “frame by frame,” and you’ll understand how the PLF can target us going “self by self.” This “camcorder targeting” is how the PLF toggles through inhabitable selves and tests us by them. As well, any inhabited self can be targeted by any living individual. So, watch out for “snap judgments!” Autonomous Living Energy is my scientific term for what is commonly known as “sentient material.” ALE has one of the lowest densities in existence. It very likely has a density of near to .000000001 to .00000000000000000001 grams per cubic cm. Or, 1 X 10^-9 to -20 g/cm^3 (it’s most likely around one hundred quadrillionth the density of water on earth or 1 x 10^-17 g/cm^3). The PLF is entirely composed of ALE, as all living beings, except the PLF is too large to inhabit an anatomic bodily structure. The point of Synchronized Living is to make sense of these facts by studying the evident nature of ALE bodies.

Texts & materials
1.       Synchronized Living Three
2.       Why Happens To Us in the Afterlife: The Planets, Moons, Stars, and other Cosmological Objects of Heaven?
3.       How Life Began on Earth
4.       Blogs with pictures (ex:
5.       Course handouts and supplementary readings
6.       A grammar handbook
Useful resources
1.       An online conversion calculator:  
2.       Writing materials.


Portfolio: We ask everyone to compose a number of informal, shorter texts - blog posts, homework, in-class writing, reflections, reading responses, and peer reviews.  Altogether, this is your “portfolio.” Each aspect of the writing tasks is selected to help you understand the course concepts. I will review the work over the course of the semester. Some of it should be printed and brought to class so we can work on it. This work should always be published on your blog.  You will thus a) do a lot of writing in this class, b) need to keep track of your portfolio work.
Blog Posts: Homework, readings responses, reflections, etc., should be posted to your blog. You can easily set up a blog at the popular blogging site

Presentations: Some might occasionally be asked to give a brief presentation in class, either individually or as part of a group.

Participation: Participation is important to your comprehension of the material. Much of the course involves in-class discussion and as such, depends on you to regularly contribute your insights.  The participation aspect of the course includes homework, preparatory reading, attendance, effort invested in class discussion and presentations, and peer review. Since this is a discussion-based class, it is vital that everyone listen and speak respectfully to others at all times. I encourage you to express your opinions, of course – they will help inspire good discussions.
Assignment 1
Week 4
Assignment 2
Week 8
Assignment 3
Week 12
Assignment 4
Week 16
Portfolio/blog posts and homework





SL3 Assignments
ASSIGNMENT 1: What are the versions of time?

Well, is there time? Joking! For this assignment, perhaps you could explain the three versions of time? Why do we need to break down the concept of time in this fashion? Does it make it possible to enhance our perception and accuracy in some ways?

ASSIGNMENT 2: What are your favorite ALE tricks?
Given there are thirty tricks of ALE, which ones do you find to be the easiest to use? Do you find that you’re able to “surpass” the Expectational Selves inhabited by other individuals? Which of the ALE tricks are your favorite and why?

ASSIGNMENT 3: Why are the Cool Selves important in modern society?
Which one of the Cool Selves do you inhabit the most, and why? Why is it better to document with science any “cases of divinity” rather than accept any individual’s (including the PLF) claim to permanent divinity? Is it possible to be a god figure to all individuals without documentation agreed upon by those individuals? 

ASSIGNMENT 4: What are the most detrimental attacks by individuals?
In this assignment, you will draw on your previous coursework to explain whether you’ve recognized an instance in which you felt either the attack of Studio or Operator Tampering. Also, how often do you get caught by the Smashed Operator attack? How could one perceive the point of studying ALE, using Synchronized Living Three as a guide, as a means of avoiding the Smashed Operator attack from other individuals (i.e., not including the PLF)? Does that have any consequences in society?


Attendance:  There is no substitute for attending class. Since this is a discussion-oriented course, your attendance is crucial and key to doing the portfolio work. Regular attendance will greatly elevate your chances of performing well.  Simply showing up for class, however, will not be enough.  I expect the class to be the site of lively intellectual activity, discussion, debate and critical, respectful exchange. If you are absent you are still responsible for knowing what was covered in class, what the homework is, and when it is due.  I suggest you exchange phone numbers and/or emails with at least two of your classmates.  In addition, check Blackboard and the course wiki regularly.

Essays:  All essays should be turned in as a hard copy in class on the date specified. All essays should also be typed and stapled. For documented extenuating circumstances, late work may be accepted up to one week following the printed deadline in order for a review.

Wikipedia & Electronic Texts: I will sometimes ask you to access websites to view or print materials to bring to class.

Electronics: Your active participation is required in this course. As such, our classroom will be a largely “cell-free zone.”  Please turn off your cell phones and similar electronic equipment when you come to class. On occasion, if we need a device to help with class work, I will let you know.

Plagiarism: All work in this course must be original. SDSU’s library also has an excellent tutorial on how to avoid plagiarism.

Respect:  Since this is a discussion-based class, it is vital that you listen and speak respectfully to others at all times. I encourage you to express your opinions, of course – they will help inspire good discussions.

If you run into problems or emergencies, talk to me as soon as possible.

Office hours:
There will be no office hours, but you can always email me.

Disabled students:  If you are a student with a disability and believe you will need accommodations for this class, it is your responsibility to contact Student Disability Services.  To avoid any delay in the receipt of your accommodations, you should contact Student Disability Services as soon as possible.  Please note that accommodations are not retroactive, and that accommodations based upon disability cannot be provided until you have presented your instructor with an accommodation letter from Student Disability Services. SDS staff are operating differently based on campus.

Counseling:  There are many events and situations that put additional stress on being a student. For immediate or emergency help, you are welcome to use counseling.  On campus are multiple stations for relaxation if you are feeling stressed during the semester. 

SL3 Learning Outcomes

The following four outcomes describe the four major writing projects or “assignment types” for the course.  You will be able to:
1.       Discern ways to employ certain ALE tricks in your service; diversify the ALE tricks that are used to accomplish necessary tasks or participate in society. 
2.       Describe the most likely path toward finding agreement or acceptability; utilize synchronization as a means of diversifying character.
3.       Express the different ways in which individuals can be seen by others as divine; Understand how to document cases of divinity and discern “instances” from permanently attributing the character of divinity.
4.       Consider in what ways individuals engage in population control, and discuss the implications. Evaluate whether humans “taking over” is possible—directly or indirectly.


Please note that the following schedule is approximate, as dates and topics may shift as the semester continues. Please refer to the class website for current information regarding your assignment due dates. All readings are expected to be completed outside of class before the first class discussion date.
Week 1

Syllabus; overview of the course. Introductions.
What’s the difference between the three versions of time?

Week 2

What is Standard Time?

Week 3

What is Real Time?
Week 4

What is Alone Time?

Week 5

Final paper 1 due.
What is the difference between an ALE trick and an ALE tool?
What is the Talent trick? Accuracy trick? Communication trick?
Synchronization trick? Pacing trick? Illogicality trick?

Week 6

What is the Prediction trick? Agreement trick? Lying trick?
Dodging trick? Rearrangement trick? Motivation trick? Repetition trick? Laughing trick?

Week 7

What is the Simplicity trick? Magic trick? Exaggeration trick?
Recognition trick? Selection trick? Rhyming trick? Sexiness trick? Deflection trick?

Week 8

What is the Complexity trick? Combination trick? Distraction trick?
Sentimentality trick? Entertainment trick? Planning trick? Desire trick? Manipulation trick?

Week 9

Final paper 2 due.
What are the Cool Selves?
What is the difference between the Cool Selves and others from previous studies?
What is the Advanced self?

Week 10

What is the Divine self?
Week 11

What is the Expectational self?
Week 12

What is the Preventative self?

Week 13

Final paper 3 due.
Why do individuals employ the Attacker tool?
How does it contribute to “population control”?
Week 14

What is the Hypersensitive Individual attack? When is it used by individuals?
What’s the difference between the Sand Trap (propaganda) and the Sinking Idiot attacks (foils)?
What’s the difference between the Operator and the Studio attacks?
What is the Smashed Operator attack? When is it used?

Week 15

Why is the Marionette attack used?
How does the Brain Invader attack work? Instances?
What is the Jesus on the Rood attack? Instances?
Why is the Exaggerator attack used?
How does the Glimpse attack work? Instances?
What is the Unsolicited Advisor attack? Instances?
How do individuals transcend this attack?

Week 16

How does the Lonely Person attack work on individuals? Can it be detrimental to a “well-functioning” society?
What is the Replacement attack?
How does the Replacement attack work on individuals? Can it be detrimental to a “well-functioning” society?