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An Introduction to OSCA Hand Signs

August 25, 2014

Thanks to Natalie Hartog and Karalyn Grimes for their help compiling a list of images! I've been in OSCA for a year, but without their help this post would have some glaring error, I'm sure.



Tomorrow is move-in day for all the returning students, and even though the new students in OSCA have probably already had their first introduction to OSCAn discussions, it's always good to have a refresher! If you are new to OSCA, just want to see all the hand symbols again, or are looking for more information on OSCA for some reason - this post is for you! And if you're not in OSCA, enjoy the little colorful hands flopping around!

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Raise your hand if you want to get put on stack.



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Make a proposition by making a little llama with your hand.



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Kill your proposal by turning the proposal llama upside down.



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Ask a factually based question with the ASL figure for



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To respond to a clarifying question, make the ASL figure for



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If someone's made a factual error, you can correct them with the ASL symbol for



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If something's not going according to procedure, you can point it out with the ASL sign for



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Let people know you agree with what's being said by making a knocking motion with your first, meaning



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If you want to continue a discussion later,



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Turn you thumb up if you agree, to the side if you feel uncomfortable with a proposal passing, or down if you feel the proposal is an absolutely awful decision. Make a closed fist if you want to abstain from voting.

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