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THIS IS THE CLASS HOME PAGE FOR  UGC 211/AAS 261 / SUMMER 2014  CLASS


OFFICE HOURS

IMPORTANT LINKS
ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.
[[]] Online Course Materials

[[]] Syllabus Packet

[[]] Office Hours

[[]] Winter Session Financial Aid/Fees

[[]] Newseum.org

[[]] UB Undergraduate Advising Services

[[]]
CAS Undergraduate Advising Services

[[]]  Links to external web sites with information that may be of relevance to course material covered in this class.

[[]] 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.)

[[]] Race/racism in the News

[[]] Understanding Financial Aid (and avoiding lifelong debt)

[[]] Articles on Health

[[]] Choosing safe consumer products

[[]] Sleep and Sleeplessness

[[]] WolframAlpha (fact-based knowledge engine)

[[]] Food and Nutrition Information Center

[[]] Requesting Letters of Reference 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).

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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. 4
Posted 6/25/2014

Folks: Please read these instructions BEFORE you download the term paper writing (take-home) test.

1. As mentioned in class (and in the syllabus), because this is a multiple-choice take-home test, you must get a B+ or above on it, otherwise your score for this test will NOT be counted; it will be discarded.

2. The best way to do a take-home test in this class is to first study the assigned materials this test covers in their ENTIRETY; and only then to tackle the questions. Do not be lazy; do not try to take short-cuts!

3. Print this test, complete it and bring it to class on Monday. I will give you 15 minutes to transfer your answers to scantron sheets at the very beginning of the class—do not be late!

4. The test is available via item 3 of the syllabus packet.


ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 3
Posted 6/19/2014

Folks: Please read these instructions BEFORE you download the take-home test.

1. As mentioned in class (and in the syllabus), because this is a multiple-choice take-home test, you must get a B+ or above on it, otherwise your score for this test will NOT be counted; it will be discarded.

2. The best way to do a take-home test in this class is to first study the assigned materials this test covers in their ENTIRETY; and only then to tackle the questions. Do not be lazy; do not try to take short-cuts!

3. Print this test, complete it and bring it to class on Monday. I will give you 12 minutes to transfer your answers to scantron sheets at the very beginning of the class—do not be late!

4. The test is here.



ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 2
Posted 6/17/2014

People: Please note:

1. If you have questions about your test scores, please come and talk to me during my office hours; do NOT send me e-mails (you will not get a response).
2. Reading RG-18 is now optional.
3. Questions on reading RG-10(a) will NOT be on the upcoming test tomorrow.

A note about e-mails:
Do not send me e-mails that do not begin with a proper salutation (Dear...) and closure (Sincerely,...), otherwise you may not get a response.



ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 1
Posted 6/4/2014

Guys/Folks/People:

Welcome to the class home page for UGC211/AAS 261 which you are required to visit on a regular basis. Your failure to follow instructions posted via announcements on this page will NOT be looked on kindly. You have been warned!

AV material you must see, as per our last class, before we meet for the next class: (a) Places in the Heart; (b) Great Debaters, (c) Long Walk Home, and (d) La Haine.  All films are available in the library.

A note about e-mails:

Do not send me e-mails that do not begin with a proper salutation (Dear...) and closure (Sincerely,...), otherwise you may not get a response.

FYI: broaden your degree



Miscellaneous Info (may or may not be relevant)



One of my favorite web sites (not recommended except for those with a lot of common sense): darwinawards.com Guys: If anybody knows the answer to the following question posed by the Dilbert Cartoonist, Scott Adams, let me know: "If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?"



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