Wednesday, December 13, 2017

All tests taken today have been returned. Last test taking opportunity is:

  • Thursday, December 14th, 10:15-12:15 am- DH 110
12:15 is the end of the testing period. You may begin a test no later than 11AM. You may take only one test during this period.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tests taken this morning and this afternoon have been returned.

Here is a reminder of the remaining test opportunities.
  • Thursday, December 14th, 10:15-12:15 am- DH 110

If you took a test this morning and passed it, then you may take another one this afternoon. However, if you did not pass it, then you may only retake it if I write "ok to retake" on the test. I will only do that if your mistakes are minor and easily corrected. Otherwise, you need to take the time to study, and retake on Wednesday or Thursday.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Attendance and tutoring tally are updated. There are no more opportunities for tutoring. You will receive attendance credit for taking a test on Thursday, but not for simply showing up.

All tests taken on Thursday afternoon with Kris have been returned.

In addition to the Tuesday and Thursday opportunities, there is this opportunity on Wednesday.
Absolutely do not sign up for it unless you will be there. Anyone who signs up and fails to show will not be permitted to take a test on Thursday. You must sign up by 11:59PM on Tuesday night.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Attendance and tutoring tally has been updated at the link on the schedule page.
All tests taken today have been returned.

Please see previous post for an important announcement.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

I made the following announcement in class:
You should now have received an invitation to do course evaluations for this class. If 90% of currently active students do the evaluations, then I will grade the test you take on Thursday December 14th by a slightly diminished standard. The standard is that you will pass the test if it reflects the level of understanding associated with the overall course grade associated with that module. For example, if you are trying to pass Module 8, which is associated with a course grade of C, then if, in my judgment, your test displays a C level of comprehension, it will pass. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Here is the testing schedule for finals week:
  • Tuesday, December 12th, 9:00 – 10:00 am – DH 110
  • Tuesday, December 12th, 1:00 – 2:00 pm – MND 1024
  • Wednesday December 13th 10:00-11:00 am- MND 3009 (sign-up required)
  • Thursday, December 14th, 10:15-12:15 am- DH 110
If you take a test on Tuesday and pass it, then you may take another one that afternoon. However, if you do not pass it, then you may only retake it if I write "ok to retake" on the test. I will only do that if your mistakes are minor and easily corrected. Otherwise, you need to take the time to study, and retake on Thursday.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

All tests taken today have been returned.

There are 5 more guaranteed in-class test-taking opportunities. This includes 4 during the last two weeks of the term, and 1 on Thursday December 14th of finals week 10:15-12:15. There will also be an opportunity on the previous Tuesday, though this is not a guaranteed time because it may not fit your schedule.

Tutoring hours with Kris are not available during finals week.

Have a nice Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Attendance and tutoring tally have been updated.

There is no peer tutoring credit available during finals week.

As of today there remain 5 peer tutoring opportunities (5 people each day) and 6 guaranteed in-class testing opportunities during the semester.

Starting next week you may take any test during tutoring hours (i.e., not just tests that are beyond the cut-off date.) Be sure you know the sign-up procedure.

All tests taken today have been returned.

Please remember there is only one testing opportunity next week.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

All tests taken today have been returned.
Due to unanticipated circumstances I am not able to keep my afternoon office hours today. Sorry about that.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

All test taken today have been graded.

The module 5 cut-off is a week from today.

There are 11 more guaranteed in-class testing opportunities, including finals week. After Thanksgiving I will allow tests beyond the cut-off date to be taken during tutoring hours.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

All tests were graded and returned by the usual time yesterday.  Forgot to post, sorry.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

All tests taken today have been returned.

We are now past the cut-off date for Module 4, which means you may take the test with Kris during tutoring hours.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

All tests taken today have been returned.

We have just passed the module 3 cut-off date, so you may now take this test with Kris in the afternoon.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

All tests taken today have been returned.

Thursday is the cut-off date for Module 3.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017

You may now view your attendance and peer tutoring credits on the schedule page. There is a link directly under the progress tracker.  Credits are indexed to the last four digits of your student ID number.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

All tests taken today have been returned.

Today was the cut-off date for Module 2.  If you are still working on Module 2 you will need to work with me, a peer tutor, or Kristin during tutoring hours to get permission to take it.

Again, please remember that if you are just making the cut-off date, you are not on schedule to pass the class. Consult the progress tracker to see where you stand.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

The YouTube links on the schedule page are now simply labeled "Lecture." I deleted the previous Lecture links because most of them were no longer working. These were the ones that lead to the same videos on the university website and included close-captioning. These are no longer necessary because the close-captioning option on YouTube is now excellent.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

All tests taken today have been returned.

A clarification and a reminder.

1. If you were certified to take Test 1 and you did not pass it, then you must re-certify with me or a tutor or Kristin. This holds for all tests taken after their cut-off dates.

2. If you sign up to take a test with Kristin then you must either bring your signed certification or ask her to do it for you. To do this you will need an unsigned copy of the competency worksheet from class. If you do not have one, you may ask her to bring one to the session.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

All tests taken today have been returned.

By this afternoon you will see a link on the webpage called "Tutoring". If you click on this link you can sign up for tutoring with our ISA Kristin McCandless.  Please read the appointment instructions carefully.

If and only if you are behind the cut-off date for a test, you may arrange to take this test with Kristin. Kristin does not grade the tests. You are not permitted to take more than one per tutoring session.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

All tests taken today have been returned.

A few reminders.

Thursday is the cut-off date for Test 1. That means that Thursday is the last day you can take Test 1 w/o permission. It also means that you are currently on pace to not pass the class.  It is not hard to get back on a passing track this early in the semester, but do not make the mistake of thinking of making the cut-off date as a goal. You should plan to stay well ahead of it.

The attendance sign-up sheet is available only for the first 15 minutes of class. It is ok to come to class later than that, but you will not receive attendance credit.

The testing period starts at 11:10 and you may not take a test after 11:15.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Please read all the links below if you haven't already. One requires immediate action.

Tuesday we will cover some of the more subtle aspects of translation and reinforce our understanding of the formation rules during the first 50 minutes. Anyone wishing to take Test 1 may do so. If you are planning on taking a test, make sure that you have signed up to get a folder (see previous post.)

Note that you may subscribe to this blog by email (upper-right hand corner).  You might consider this since I post here whenever I have finished grading the most recent tests (except for the rare times I forget.)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Good morning. Please go to this link right away and do what it says.  Thanks!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Hi, and welcome to the course. This is the page where you will come to learn what's going on in class. Typically I will be informing you about the availability of online lectures, homework assignments, posted solutions, upcoming tests, etc.

This is an unusual class and you should be sure you are prepared to thrive in it.

First, it is 'flipped', which means that all of the lecturing occurs online, and the class itself is entirely devoted to doing work.  It is absolutely essential that you engage the online materials before coming to class with questions.  Otherwise you will be totally lost. If you are the sort of person who is unable to learn by engaging online videos, this is definitely not the class for you.

Let me put this a different way, just to err on the side of clarity. If your idea of a class is one in which you come having done little or nothing and park your butt in a seat and listen to your teacher drone on about stuff you couldn't care less about, this is not one of those classes. The only way you learn anything in class is by coming and working. I absolutely love helping students to learn the material, but I have to see evidence of struggle. The minimum level of evidence for this is that you come to class with questions about the lecture and reading.

Second, this class is (conditionally) self-paced. This means that you must be self-motivated or you will not succeed. The course requires you to pass each test at a certain level before you are allowed to proceed to the next one.

If this sounds good to you, then welcome (again) to the class. It's a fair amount of work, but I think you will enjoy it and in the end you will know you have really learned something. Read the syllabus before class on Tuesday. Come with questions.