An Introduction to OSCA Hand Signs
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.
Make a proposition by making a little llama with your hand.
Kill your proposal by turning the proposal llama upside down.
Ask a factually based question with the ASL figure for “c.”
To respond to a clarifying question, make the ASL figure for “d.”
If someone’s made a factual error, you can correct them with the ASL symbol for “f.”
If something’s not going according to procedure, you can point it out with the ASL sign for "i."
Let people know you agree with what's being said by making a knocking motion with your first, meaning “yes.”
If you want to continue a discussion later:
Turn your 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.