A-GRAM3 (from Prof. "A")

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July.28. 2004.   Greetings:   This a-gram is about your options in this course.   Below is a list compiled at 4pm Tues.July.27 from the Attendance/Participation List.   I need to explain to you that this course is content-driven:  It is about your doing a quantity of work.  In this case, in 5 short weeks.  Some of you are achieving high grades; other are struggling with issues of lack of computer access, lack of correct software, meeting with me and getting started.  Students with those problems will show up on the following list with no or few points.   Other students have continuous check-ins, explanations of points, and high point totals that show accumulation of points that evidence that they are prepared for this course.

THERE ARE (2) MANDATORY ASSIGNMENTS:  http://auciello.tripod.com/iq01.html      and  http://auciello.tripod.com/woqu01.html  NOT DOING THESE WILL GET YOU EXCLUDED FAST.

If you are not on this list with repeated check-ins, high scores over 500 pts, and not accumulating points,  Let's talk about options:   I can exclude you around Aug. 2. which I think is the last day to withdraw w.o. penalty, and you will have the option of re-enrolling in my fall courses, either in an Online section (#7830 or 7966), or an Inclass section (0156, MW 7:00 - 8:55am, K302).   You could use this experience as a "dry run" to have your disks, book, computer access and software ready, so that you will be prepared for the 15 week, 1 semester course.   The inclass students get more attention and a classroom structure.  Online students can drop in to monitor the Inclass section for any help they need!

In short, start thinking now about your options.  I will start excluding students who do not have enough points, and think about adding them to the Fall courses.  Of course, you have a few, very few, days to show some major improvement if you want to stay in this class, understanding that a C=3000, B=3500,A=4000, and you are willing to put out MAX effort over the next 3 weeks!

I am understanding that, like Life itself, Learning is a journey, and it is about completing the journey (the courses) no matter how long it takes you.  You must acquire a certain number of Info Tech Competencies as part of your "skill set", no matter how long it takes.  Do you agree?  So hang in there, build points, which are transferable from one section to the next until you finish!  How's that?

Here is the list:

Bxxth

2320

(1895+25micro-06+25micro-07+25micro-07+25micro-08+25micro-09+25micro-10+25micro-11+25micro-12+25micro-12+25micro-13+25micro-14+25micro-15+25micro-16+25micro-17+25micro-18+25micro-19+25micro-20+25micro-21+25micro-22)

 

Cxxxdxx

2595

(25-T+200-Excelquiz02+100-xtracreditresume+100-introwordquiz01+20=xtracreditquestionson wordquiz01+250-wordquiz01)

 

  Note the complete explanation of points submitted!

Just to be sure that you understand.   The Attendance/Participation Form Time-and_Date stamps your entries,  so I can verify if  you are checking in the required number of times -- as explained  in   http://auciello.tripod.com/iq01.html   Also you submit points for the work that you actually do into your viewbinder that I check the last week of the course.  So to pass this course you have to be submitting lots of verifiable projects.   I am happy to explain this more -- email me -- joseph@auciello.net  -- put CIS 701 in the subject line.

Following are review items:

 

1 RUN THE 701 START DISK.  ABOUT 15 QUIZZES PER WEEK.  FOR 25 POINTS FOR EACH QUIZ THAT YOU PASS.  IF THE PROGRAM DOES NOT TELL YOU THAT YOU 'FLUNKED', THEN YOU PASSED.  BRING ME YOUR DISK AND I HAVE A PROGRAM IN K302 THAT WILL GRADE AND VALIDATE YOUR QUIZZES (MANDATORY BEFORE END OF CLASS)  
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FOR AN EASY START, DO  "701 FONTS"  http://auciello.tripod.com/700-fontsa.html TRY TO "ZEN" THIS PROJECT, AND ALL PROJECTS. GET 'INTO' IT. GET IMMERSED IN IT! 

 
3 http://auciello.tripod.com/woqu01.html   discusses GRADE.DOC -- which is your roadmap thru this course.  
4

COMMUNICATING W. ONLINE STUDENTS IS DIFFICULT. SO HERE ARE SOME GROUND RULES: KEEP CHECKING THAT YOUR INBOX IS CLEAR BY EMAILING YOURSELF DAILY.  TWICE A WEEK, LISTEN TO MY RECORDED MESSAGES AT 213.763.7268.   IF YOU ARE NOT GETTING ABOUT 2 EMAILS PER WEEK FROM ME, YOUR EMAIL IS "BOUNCING BACK"  SO YOU MUST EMAIL ME AT  JOSEPH@AUCIELLO.NET WITH (2) CORRECT, WORKING EMAIL ADDRESSES.

WHEN YOUR EMAIL BOUNCES BACK, YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS REMOVED THE THE LIST,  AND WILL ONLY BE PUT BACK WHEN I RECEIVE A CORRECT, WORKING EMAIL ADDRESS.  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO STAY IN CONTACT.     IF YOU LOSE CONTACT, YOU WILL FALL BEHIND.    I AM ALWAYS HERE TO HELP YOU, BUT THE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY IS YOURS. 

 
5 Of course, go ahead and complete a-gram1.html  and a-gram2.html  
6   Go ahead and click  http://auciello.tripod.com/701mashel.htm   -- contains tips and techniques on doing the projects.   This puts you into a Virtual Learning Community, a 'digital study group' where you learn from and teach each other. You have to read each question, and answer it, at a minimum, with "I will do this later, Mr. A."  Some of you may want to actually write responses to the Master Help topics, worth 25 pts each.    
7  Quality perpetuates itself.  Everything that I do, that you do,  must be at the Quality Level --  Accurate, Ontime, Complete. Get clear on what you have to do to earn the grade that you want.  My courses are set up on 'contracts' -- if you deliver 4000+ points, you get paid an "A", etc.  Second, you must be proficient in using email, downloading from the Web, and some MS applications like Word, Excel.  
8 Click http://auciello.tripod.com/701mashel.htm for assistance in creating a Business Card.  See #19.  (creating a business card  is usually very difficult for Online Students.   But give it a try.)  
 

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