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The TA offices for the Department of Political Science
are in theService Building,
which is located at 200 Academy Street
Third test results are posted in the usual place.
- I was a bit disappointed in the results because
I didn't think the material was any harder than
what we have covered before. The problem, I suspect,
lies in class attendance. The questions most frequently
missed pertained to matters discussed in class or the
Anyway, see below for the determination of your final grade.
Remember: no phone calls about grades. Thanks.
It's been a ball.
To finish up:
Pick up your clipping file by May 26th or it will be
To determine your final grade add 1 point for each quiz
taken (no matter what the score), 2 points for the bonus
quizzes, the points for each test, and the points
for the file. You should have a total that translates into
the usual letter grade: 93 and above A; 90 to 92 A-; 87 to
89 B+; 83 to 86 B; and so forth.
- Remember the first test counts for 25 points maximum. So
if you received a perfect score each point would count for 1/2 and
your total would be 25 points. If you got 40 right, the
point total would be 20.
- The second test also counts 25 points but contained
only 25 questions. So each right answer is worth 1 points.
- The third test has 40 questions, so each correct response
is worth approximately .625 points.
Only the last test points will be posted in the usual
location. (See the map below.)
Chris will hold a review session for the third
test on May 15 (Thursday) in 205 Kirkbride from
5 to 6 pm.
- Do we need sample questions? I don't think so.
Look at the quizzes for examples.
- Clipping file due May 12 as indicated in the
- Follow the guidelines that you find there. In particular,
you should order you clippings chronologically starting
with February. Neatly tape or paste them to plain typing
or notebook paper and make sure that your name
appears on each page. Please place them in some kind of
binder. The point is to keep your collection in tact and
to make it easy to read.
Results of the second test are posted in the usual
place (see below).
- The average is quite high, and I am pleased. Only
one question seems to have caused trouble: I claim
that Congress intentionally and unintenionally enfeebled
the Federal Election Commission. Why is this an important
point? Because so much of what Congress does has a "symbolic"
aspect to it. A commission to regulate and oversee the fairness
of elections is very reassuring to the public but may in
fact have little impact on money and politics.
There Are No Children Here
- Review session for
- Wednesday April 23, 1997 in Smith 208, 4 to 5 pm.
- Contact Chris
if you have questions.
- The book How to Watch TV News
- Preliminary results of the first test are
near 434 Smith.
See the map below for the location.
- Nearly everyone will get an additional point because
one question was perhaps poorly worded.
- Otherwise, I was quite pleased with the results. If you
have questions, please let me or Chris know.
- Lecture: "Affirmative Action: Does It Make Sense Today?"
- Ronald Kahn, Professor of Politics, Oberlin College
- Tuesday April 15, 3:30 Kirkbride 100
- This should interest those of you who feel
stronly (one way or another) about affirmative
- Then ask me my opinion: it will make your blood curdle.
- Review for first test: March 20 (Thursday), 5 to 6 pm. in
There a poll that you can participate in.
- First test is on Wednesday March 26.
- No class on March 28.
- Test results are always posted near 434 Smith Hall, on the wall adjacent
to the door.
- Samples questions and review materials for the tests will appear here
Poltical Science 105
H. T. Reynolds
Copyright © 1997 H. T. Reynolds
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