Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Picking up Your Finals... (All)

Greetings, I hope that you all are doing well.

For those students that would like to pick up your Final Research Project (FRP) and your Final Learning Assessments (FLA), I want to share the following notes:

  1. For BSU students: On Thursday, May 29, 2008, I will be in my office from 3 to 4pm to drop off/deliver your FRP's and FLA's.
  2. For PGCC students: Your FRP's and FLA's are available for pick up with the department's secretary.
I look forward to visiting with students on the former matters.

Have a safe and restful summer.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

On Your Grades (All)

I understand that your grades were mailed out to you all yesterday, 5.19.08. Any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the administrative offices at PGCC.

I just posted your grades via PeopleSoft and they should be available online. Any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the network administrators at BSU for how long it will take for online grades at PeopleSoft to become available.

Have great, and safe, summer!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

On Finishing Up! (All)

The following notes pertain to all, in different ways.

On Your Final Research Projects (FRP)
1. Be sure that you write your FRP consistent with ALL the expectations/guidelines.
2. As such, use the FRP exercises (1-5) that we did in class (and/or see former blogs) as a "check-list" for what should be included in each section of your FRP.
3. Work with a fellow Learning Community (LC) member or peer and edit each other's work.
4. Be sure to add an Introduction (short paragraph or two framing the text at the beginning) and Conclusion (short paragraph or two as a concluding reflection) into your text, letting the reader know what the text is going to cover (Introduction) and what the big ideas were (Conclusion) all about.

Final Examination Day/s
Note: (1) On the following days, you all will be handing in your FRP and taking your Final Learning Assessments (FLA). On the FLA be sure to make arrangements to bring in your own typed copies of the FLA to class. (2) Be sure to call and/or e-mail me with relevant questions.
1. BSU@9, Friday May 16, 2008 at 1oam.
2. BSU@10, Monday May 19, 2008 at 10am.
3. PGCC@12, Monday May 12, 2008 at 12pm.
4. PGCC@6pm, Monday May 12, 2008 at 7pm.


On Extra Credit
1. Be sure to hand in all Extra Credit (EC) texts on Monday, May 12, 2008.
2. Remember that all EC assignments need to have appropriately cited endnotes, if you want any credit.

Office Hours
1. MWF from 9 - 11am, except on the day of a given final examination period.
Note: Be sure to visit with me so that we can ensure that we are on the same page pertaining to the comments on your FRP drafts that I intend to hand back on Monday.

Final Words

Thanks for the opportunity to learn and grow
, I only hope that you all were afforded the same opportunities that I have been afforded.

Again, to ensure your success, taking advantage of opportunities that present themselves, be sure to do extra credit work this weekend (BSU students) to get the best grade possible.

Friday, May 2, 2008

No Readings for the Weekend! (1124, 1125, 2205)

Note: This post applies to all, accept the PGCC students 2215 @6.

THE READING FOR THIS WEEKEND HAS BEEN CANCELED!!! so that you all can work on turning in your (optional) Final Research Project (FRP) Drafts.

Remember, turning in FRP Drafts can become opportune for a variety of reasons: (1) You can earn ten extra credit points -- five for the effort and five for five extra credit critiques, and (2) You can get comments from me to maximize your final FRP text.

Take note of the following: (1) Consult the exercises for sections 1 - 3 and 4 - 5, so that you can find out exactly what I am looking for in each section of your FRP, (2) Have a Learning Community (LC) member or peer review your text, before submittal, to maximize your capabilities; and (3) Be sure that your drafts have appropriately cited endnotes.

Turn in your drafts, so that I can help you help yourself, consistent with my pledge to you all during the first week of class, about wanting everyone to do well, creating as many opportunities for success as possible.