Questions & Answers: Any Topic Related to Class

Note: most recent questions are at front, to save scrolling down a long stringy page as I add to this.

Question: When is peer editing for short paper #2?

Answer: This coming Monday, Nov. 9. Bring two copies in case there is time for two rounds of editing. Checksheets to help guide editors will be provided. This will count toward your participation grade (be sure and record who did edits on the record sheet).

Question: We can do short paper #2 as a team effort, right?

Answer: Correct. Teams of 2 or 3 are allowed. All members will receive the same grade (whatever grade the paper earns), unless team members indicate someone did not do their share.

Question: How can I get a reproduction from the C.S. Price show?

Answer: You are not allowed to take pictures of the paintings. Some reproductions are on the flyer from the show (go to musuem to get one). Some images are also on the web: go to museum web page and look around. Please give web address on your printout for the paper (this applies to other art you might use from the web, too).

Question: How is your kitty doing?

Answer: Hanging in there. She has a fatal disease (FIP) but has rebounded a bit and looks like she will be with us a while longer. She is teaching Bruce and me about managing our emotions. We are trying to enjoy her while she is here without being overcome with sadness.

Question from Barb: In the syllabus, it says that the assessment instrument for the group project should include at least 2 subtests that use a different method of assessment. I told one of the project teams this, but they said that they never saw this. I'm thinking that perhaps other teams didn't see this either. Is my reading of this correct? Are there supposed to be two different assessment methods (e.g., Likert scale and open-ended questions)? Or was I reading this too carefully?

Answer from Holly: It may have been misleading to call these subtests instead of sections or kinds of questions. Sorry. The answer is yes, I'd like each team to have two somewhat different kinds of questions. But they can be assessing the same exact domain or ability, just approaching it in a slightly different way. Examples: (1) some multiple choice, some open-ended (2) Reproductions of artworks that subjects must (a) diagram to show the main shape and (b) describe in words what the basic composition is.