Lecture 27

Lecture 27 - SOCIOLOGY 3AC Professor Brian Powers Lecture...

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SOCIOLOGY 3AC Professor Brian Powers 10/26/07 Lecture 27 Sharing or distribution of lecture notes, or sharing of your subscription, is ILLEGAL and will be prosecuted. Our non-profit, student-run program depends on your individual subscription for its continued existence. These notes are copyrighted by the University of California and are for your personal use only. Sharing or copying these notes is illegal and could end note taking for this course LECTURE I would like to get started. I have to say a few things about office hours. I just got some emails about the times that your readers are going to have open. Dan’s office hours will be Monday 12:30- 2:00 at Café Milano. Daniel’s will be on Monday 12:15-1:45 at Barrows 487 and Sarah will have hers Monday 9:30-11 at 370 Barrows. This has been posted up on bspace. There is a policy on reconsiderations of work. Let us review this to make it nice for everybody. Students are welcome to discuss their work with their reader, especially if they want to improve the quality of their work. My instruction to you is to review the evaluation criteria that you were sent; the rubric and so forth. The readers followed this in evaluating your work and this was posted previously on bspace. Use those criteria to reflect on how the reader viewed your work and how you might improve your work. Do this before you get all cranked up to go see your reader. Think in advance about what you may have understood about your assignment. Think what was present in your paper that added value that the reader overlooked or failed to acknowledge. Find what was in your paper but that your reader thought was missing. Students who want a grade change need to remember that all papers that were of good quality with conscientious quality were given a “B”. A “B” is good and it is a reward. It means you did well on this assignment. Assessment in this class is global. It is a technical term for art and it means that the grade reflects the reader’s comprehensive understanding of the work in light of all the others’ papers and scholarly work in general. Grades do not reflect a systematic point system where points were deducted. Any paper that received a grade higher than a B has added value to the assignment and did a good job. If you want to meet with you reader, you must write a short memo explaining what you want to discuss and why the paper merits any grade change and email it to your reader on Sunday by 8pm. If you still have questions after talking to your reader, then come talk to me and I will see what I can do. We have two more big assignments before the semester is out and that is a chance to grow. If there is significant progress, we take that into account. We do not just do the point thing. So that is my spiel on the subject of grades and papers. I am sounding very business like and maybe harsh but I just want to make this clear. Grading is difficult and we do not love doing things that make students pissed off at us. Part of
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