Finish the textbook readings before the discussion starting on Monday at noon.
Finish the supplementary readings before the discussion begins on Monday. These and lots more are also available on the Handouts page.
This Week's Discussion
Feel free to all contribute to all prompts, or to split them up between you as you prefer. Topics to include in this week's Blackboard discussion:
Discussion leaders: Start the conversations by Monday at noon (or sooner). Everyone else: Get involved right as soon as possible, before projects are due, to get the most out of them! Feel free to continue dropping in to read and respond to new posts throughout the week. Everyone is required to participate in these discussions by posting useful responses to the student leaders' prompts, or at least in response to other comments in the discussion forum. Your participation level - even when not leading discussions - strongly affects your semester grade, so get fully engaged every week! Forget which weeks you've signed up to lead? See the weekly portion of the syllabus for the full list.
Please also rate your fellow students' posts and responses each week: If your discussion posts earn high ratings (more stars) from your peers, this gives a bonus effect at semester's end so do your best when posting discussion prompts and responding to others' posts. At the same time, the "star" rating for semester-end bonus doesn't work unless everyone participates.... I'll not keep putting in this note, but please keep hitting those stars as appropriate!
Numbers exercise is due to Blackboard by Friday at 5:00pm.
After completing each assignment, make sure to back it up (I recommend using a low-cost USB flash device like this or a Web service like Dropbox) before you turn it in or send it to your peer-review partner. Even if you are late creating a project, you can often avoid getting zero points for that assignment by completing it and turning it in to Blackboard late. Be aware that turning in late projects could harm your peer-review partner's score, as well, so be thoughtful.
Bonus opportunity: No required peer-review this week. Do one for your partner's Number Exercise and turn it in for up to +3 bonus points!
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Last updated 8/24/2015.