YOUR FAILURE TO VISIT THIS PAGE REGULARLY MAY CAUSE YOU MUCH GRIEF!
are in reverse chronological order--You should go through all announcements since your last visit, as simple common sense would suggest! NOTE: excuses such as "I did not know this was available via the class homepage," or "I did not have time to go to the class home page," and so on, will not be tolerated. In this class, intellectual laziness has its price: a poor grade.
Make sure you read the policies on office hours before you come to see me.
|[] Course Assignment Materials
[] Missed Class/Test Form
[] Instructions for the Syllabus
[] Music--Jazz (origins/influences)
[] Newseum.org[] UB Spectrum (student newspaper)
[] UB Undergraduate Advising Services
[] CAS Undergraduate Advising Services
[] A-Z index of all UB websites
[] Study Guides and Strategies (effective study habits, taking notes, overcoming test anxiety, writing research papers, test-taking tips, etc.)
Khan Academy (free video tutorials on
math, science, economics, finance, etc.)
[] Articles on Health
[] Choosing safe consumer products
[] Sleep and Sleeplessness
[] WolframAlpha (fact-based knowledge engine)
[] Food and Nutrition Information Center
[] Requesting Letters of Recommendation from me.
[] Test/Quiz scores, plus Attendance Record
[] Occupational Outlook Handbook (critically important information compiled by the U.S. government on almost any job career you can ever think of).
Procedural democracy-related links you must also explore:
[] How laws are made in the U.S.
[] Path to the Supreme Court (Chart)
[] U.S. Supreme Court Procedures
[] U.S. Supreme Court: Web site
[] The U.S. Judicial Process: The Federal Court System.
[] Legislation of the U.S. Congress (The Library of Congress Thomas web site)
[] Justice Denied.org
Famous trials in history
ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 3
(a) I am making our class for Monday next week (11/18) optional, and I am postponing it to Thursday 11/21 (same week) any time from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm. (No office hours on Monday.)
(b) The due date for the teaching philosophy/syllabus project is either Wednesday or Thursday for the same week--whichever day works for you.
(c) The idea here is for you to work on your teaching philosophy/syllabus project, and if necessary to come and talk to me about it, on Wednesday, if you have questions. Note: in your syllabus, for the course description, you should have two course descriptions: one will be the official description, reproduced verbatim, and labelled "Official Course Description." Then follow that with your own elaboration on the official one, and label it "Syllabus Course Description."
ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 2
explained in class, the due date for the teaching philosophy statement
and the syllabus project is during my office hours on Wednesday,
November 20th. Instructions for the project are available via the
syllabus packet (link in the left margin). Since this is the only
writing project you are doing, keep these two words in the forefront as
you work on the project: diligence and professionalism.
ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 1
Welcome to the class home page for TNS 560 which you are required to visit on a regular basis.
1. The complete readings schedule is now available via item 2 of the syllabus packet--link on the left.
2. Question for you to ponder: why didn't I give you the entire schedule at the beginning of the semester?
A-Z Index of all UB websites
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