Monday, February 18, 2019

You should now be working on Module 4. 

Module 3 journals can be turned in late today until midnight. Be sure you write them in blue. 

This is week 5 of the semester!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Here is an important piece of advice on writing good journal entries. Whenever you read a question, divide it into distinct parts. Then devote a distinct paragraph to each part.

It is important to remember that long paragraphs that switch subjects multiple times tend to signal disorganized thinking to your reader, even when simply dividing the paragraph as written into multiple paragraphs would create the impression of very organized thinking.

Some of you may be writing long paragraphs because the formatting of the journal creates a new bullet point each time you hit enter, which may strike you as unprofessional looking. You are right that it would not be appropriate to bullet all of your paragraphs in a normal college essay, but here it is fine. If it bothers you, it is possible to remove the bullet and preserve the formatting with the tab or ruler, but I don't recommend spending your time in this way.
Today is the advised due date for the Module 3 test.

I should be finishing grading and giving feedback on Module 3 journals by this evening, tomorrow morning at the latest.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

I'll be grading your Module 2 entries this week.

We are now entering a very dangerous time for many people. There are no hard due dates for tests for over a month, and this will tempt many to relax and let things slide. Please do your best to avoid this and stay on schedule. If you take a break for a few days to focus on other classes, be sure to return with renewed vigor an urgency.

Remember, the module entries remain on a firm schedule. People who start to get behind the quizzing and testing schedule also tend to stop making regular module entries, and this significantly raises the probability of failure.

For general planning, note that after Module 6, tests start to become due every two weeks.  This is partly to give you greater study control over your schedule toward the end of the semester, but it is also because the material becomes a bit more challenging.

Monday, February 11, 2019

All tests taken on Monday were returned by 1:30 PM today. (Sorry for the late notice.)
Office hours this week are  MW 1-3 PM.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Module 2 due is tonight.  This is a hard due date.  You will not get credit if you do not finish before 11:59 PM.

I will be finished grading module 1 journal entries by this evening. Please pay attention to the feedback, even if you got a 3.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Module 2 test is due on Friday. Remember, this is a hard due date. If you miss it, you still have to take the test to proceed to Module 3.  But you will get no credit for the Module 2 test unless you use it as your one retake at the end of the semester.

Obviously, as a strategic matter, you should be sure to take Module 2 on time even if you are not fully prepared for it.

Monday, February 4, 2019

You have until the end of today to turn in the Module 1 test journal entry late. Remember that any work you do on a Module 1 journal entry today must be in blue.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Module 1 entry is due tonight!

This week and next week I have several meetings that will conflict with my normal office hours. This week my office hours will be.

  • M: 2:30-4 PM
  • W: 1-2:30

I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

I will post next week's office hours next weekend.