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Introduction Administration Substance Policy Questions
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Administration 1.who should take this course 2.contacting me 3.answers to administrative questions 4.grading 5.textbooks 6.schedule 7.hints
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Contacting me office hours: T 3:30-5:30; Th 4:30-6:30 by appointment [email protected] 642-9591 mail box in 207 Giannini (do not give GSI’s messages for me – see me directly)
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Administration List server Please subscribe: CalMail website send email message to [email protected] with the body being: subscribe econ100aspring2006
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Class participation please give me feedback about speed, sound level, technology, … speaking up in class and sections: comments and questions are always welcome. Along with pop quizzes, active participation will represent 10 percent of your grade
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Admission Telebears see Desiree N. Schaan [email protected] 508-2 Evans (first 2 weeks of the term)
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Administrative questions ask general administrative questions in class please review description tab on web site
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Administrative remedies “I've been sick…” or “My roommate ate my lecture notes” See your GSI “I'm very sick - I would like an incomplete” get an incomplete grade requests from either Sproul or Campbell Hall and Dept. of Economics and attach the medical records have me sign it “I have a disability” tell your TA and me bring me the official UC forms
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Grading - Exams I will write the exams (with the GSI’s help) and determine question point allocations GSI’s grade the exam no make-up exams we will vote on the number and type of exams weighting (if we have 2 midterms): 20% midterm 1 25% midterm 2 35% final exam 10% five problem sets 10% class and section participation, pop quizzes (or approved research project)
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Textbooks Pindyck & Rubinfeld, Microeconomics , 6th Ed. Optional study guide by Pindyck & Rubinfeld, 6 th Ed Wall Street Journal or Business Section of NY Times
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Administrative Details Discussion Section and GSIs 16 sections, 2 meetings per week, 8 GSIs Review lecture material, work problems, go through PSs and midterms Section participation
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Administrative Details Problem sets 5 Problem sets (and answers) posted to course website Approximately one week to complete, graded by your GSI One can submit as “study group” from same GSI (3 or less can form a study group)
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Hints attendance class/section participation do extra problems (e.g., from the reader or the web site) read two textbooks
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What raises grades in Econ 100A numerical grades on the first 2005 midterm: 8 to 96, mean = 53 attending section had a linear effect on grades 10% more section session: +1.3 points all section meetings vs. none: 13 extra points attending lecture had nonlinear effect half vs. none: +12 points all vs. three-quarters: 4 extra points
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Grades in Econ 100A (cont.)
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