got a lot done.
1. Cleaned up the Module Page
2. study guides for rest of the year are up.
*NOTE* it was decided in class to break up Test 2 into Three smaller parts
So Test 2 is now Test 2 (Greeks), Test 3 (Romans), Test 4 (China and India)
the effect of this is to have smaller tests on more concentrated elements of study guide.
It also means, we will drop the lowest test grade from tests 2-9 (test 1 can not be dropped as it is the test taken under normal circumstances and incorporated the entire first five weeks of material.
(this is in addition to the already stated policy of dropping the lowest quiz grade)
3. Due dates for quizzes and tests have been updated.
12 April is now the due date for Quizzes 03, Quiz 04, Test 2, Test 3, Test 4
Quizzes are available to take now.
tests become available the thursday before they are due
All tests are now due on a Sunday.
4. Quizzes 05, 06 will be available on 13 April and due 10 May
Tests 5, 6, 7, 8 will all be due Sunday May 10.
5. Videos are now up, mostly.
Videos for tests 5-9 (due 5/10) are all up.
Videos for greeks are all up
Videos for romans are mostly up - 2 videos need to be made
videos for india are up
videos for china have to be edited and posted.
Tests will be 25 questions per test for the rest of the year.
The answers are taken from the video lectures.
you need to organize your notes in ways that HELP you when the test arrives. if you just have paragraph after paragraph or have taken no notes - you will fail. if your study guide is not arranged in a searchable way - it will not help you.
this is your time to PROFESSIONALIZE your notes, your knowledge. you either need to review the notes so much that you know the answers blindfolded or you need to create notes that are easily viewable and searchable at t glance.
open note sounds easy. ITS NOT. it is far too easy to be lulled into a false sense of
"i take good notes" (no he doesnt),
"i know the stuff" (she says flipping through pages not knowing the sections on the persian wars from the punic wars),
"I wrote everything down" in exactly the same shade of blue, the same bubble script, the same line length, the same full pages, the same, the same, the same so that the whole thing is an indecipherable totem of time wasted.
Remaining videos to come during Spring Break Week.
Christopher Gennari, Ph.D is a Full Professor of History at Camden County College.