Test 31-33 tomorrow: 5th pd 1st lunch

Friday, February 27. Study Hard! Read all the posts!

5th hour– go to first lunch!!!

Once again, you may either do outlines or terms. But if you are going to do terms, you also have to explain the significance of each item. Many of you just wrote this:

Eleanor Roosevelt: FDR’s wife.

Really? That’s it? Try this

Eleanor Roosevelt: FDR’s activist first lady who was known as his “legs” for her constant activity fact-finding on the president’s behalf. She had a syndicated newspaper column (“My Day”) and was interested in civil rights for minorities and children.

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by mango on February 26, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    wth…

    only 5th period class!??!?

  2. Posted by mango on February 26, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    whoops

    only 5th go to first lunch…duh

    but…!@#$

  3. Posted by Nick Jonas on February 28, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Is there going to be an outline posted for chapter 34?

  4. Posted by A Thought on March 1, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Okay so for the notes, why are you grading us for how detailed we get. Isn’t the point of notes for the students benefit, so the student remembers what the chapter is about? I just think it is unfair for students who don’t take as detailed of notes but still get good grades on terms check and tests to be punished for how they take notes. College professors aren’t going to check. I think we’re old enough to start taking personal responsibility for bad grades on tests and quizzes.

  5. 1. I am grading this for how detailed they are, because this is an assignment for which I have had the same instructions for about thirty times. You are graded for doing the assignment according to the instructions. This is reinforcement of a skill, and the details are one of the ways I am evaluating the skill.

    2. “Remembering what the chapter is about” could be accomplished merely by reading the title of the chapter. The notes are about attempting to master details and placing them within context, as had been explained repeatedly.

    3. This is a class in a high school. It is not a college class. It is a bridge to a college class. This is also an AP class, which makes it more detail oriented than a college class, in many cases. The details required in the notes are one way to help you demonstrate that you have the level of understanding and detail necessary to do well on a very rigorous exam that is approaching very quickly.

    4. As you know, you may do notes or terms. Your choice. It is also your choice whether or not you want to do detailed notes. Assignment grades on notes or terms are worth about 20-25 points.

    5. Most students do not fail notes and then ace tests and quizzes. Students do not receive failing grades on notes at all– if they do them and complete them. But if you want a higher grade on the notes, fulfill the requirements.

    6. A grade is not a “punishment.” It is an evaluation of how you have fulfilled the requirements of the assignment. If you do not fulfill the requirements because you have decided not to fulfill the requirements, that is, of course, your decision. You are welcome to take responsibility for that decision. Please do!

    7. You are welcome to speak to me in person.

  6. Posted by BACfrom(now)5th on March 1, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Way to Go Scoop!

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