For adivce about what you should put in your dicsussion posts look in Assisgments and Grading and ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL look in good examples. Make sure your post and second response looks more like the "A" answer than a "C" range answer.
NOTE INSTRUCTION BELOW IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR TEXTBOOK AT THE START OF CLASS
Last Weeks of class
You have worked very hard and diligently over the semester and so I am inclined to try relieve the pressue of end of semester due dates - I have rearranged the syllabus to combine Chapters 22 and 23 and Chapters 24 and 25. You still have to read these chapters but the dates for posts due have changed to try to allow you guys to have a easier end of the semester and schedule your time-management. Note that you can work ahead on first posts for April 28th and May 5th over the Easter break - then you just have to remember to do the second posts by May 2nd and May 9th (and the final essay).
Apr 14 Watch Lecture 12. Read Getz Chapter 21, Respond to Discussion 21.(1st response 9AM, 2nd Midnight)
Apr 18 See April 28
Apr 28 Watch Lecture 13. Read Getz Chapter 22 and 23, Respond to Discussion Chapter 22 and 23 combined.(1st response any time before 9AM April 28th, anytime before May 2nd midnght)
May 2 See May 5
May 9 Conclusions ESSAY TWO IS DUE
I hope this is clear - I will count the grade April 28th and May 5th discussion twice, so you will not loose out in the math if you are doing much better at the end of the semester than at the beginning.
I hope this helps you to bring your semester to a successful ( and less insane) close.
Dr.C Video Blog - Feb 6th
Hope you like this summary of the ten main things you need to keep in mind:
If you are on Queens campus come and see me to say hello - MR 12-1.30 SJH244E.
Enhance your Learning
Look at the tabs acroos the top of the page - gathered in the "Links" "You-Tube Videos" and "Radio Programs" is material that will enhance your learning experience. You can always bring in information from here into your posts:
Each week I will point you to a few recommendations - this week you might want to check out:
You-tube video: "Hernan Cortes: Hero or Villian?"
Radio Program: Aztecs
Links: Columbus and the Age of Discovery 1492=1992
and 1491 the on-going journey
Don't be put off by the idea of a radio program - this is a great series each week the interviewer Melvin Bragg brings together three leading experts to discuss a particular topic, you get a good background to the topic as well as hearing some of the issues that are debated among leading historians.
Don't Fail Because of Plagiarism
Any and all plagiarism in this course will result in an F Grade
You will fail the course and your dean will be informed.
Make sure you know how to avoid plagiarism
Take this tutorial
After reading all your comments about wikipedia on the first day I thought I would give a quick plug for the library - which is where you go for research guidance and a whole bunch of other stuff - did you know they have sessions on all kinds of things - finding research articles, avioding plagiarism etc. as well as one-one-one research help.