Archive for December, 2014

Please check your grades on Blackboard!

December 29, 2014

If I have made a clerical error with regard to your grades, it’s much better if we catch it now, before I submit the final grades. Have you received a grade for every assignment? Is it the right grade? Let me know.

Final Exams (URBS)

December 17, 2014
Please see the earlier post for this class for the submission deadline. If you’d like to turn your final in early, I believe the room number for my mailbox is North Hall Rm. 3233. If you’re in any doubt, you can just ask at the Sociology Main Office (which is just around the corner from the mailboxes, if you somehow miss them). Watch this space for more advice and suggestions re. your finals. I’ll try to post a few items over the next few days.

Final Exams (METH)

December 17, 2014

Please see the previous post for this class for the submission deadline. If you’d like to turn your final in early, I believe the room number for my mailbox is North Hall Rm. 3233. If you’re in any doubt, you can just ask at the Sociology Main Office (which is just around the corner from the mailboxes, if you somehow miss them).

Watch this space for more advice and suggestions re. your finals. I’ll try to post a few items over the next few days.

***Update: Please ignore the section entitled ‘Scaffolding’ at the end of your exam guidelines.

For Tomorrow, 12/11 (URBS)

December 10, 2014
  1. Course Evaluations
  2. Iris Marion Young, ‘The Ideal of Community and the Politics of Difference’ (Bridge & Watson 2010; PK: Clyde Allsopp)

Remember: your final research briefs are due by the end of our regularly scheduled exam period (23 December, 12:30-2:30p)! If you want to turn it in early, just leave it in my mailbox in the Sociology Department in North Hall.

For Tomorrow, 12/11 (METH)

December 10, 2014
  1. JP’s Visit: Feedback
  2. Course Evaluations
  3. Booth et al., ‘Revising Style: Telling Your Story Clearly’ (Ch. 17)
  4. Review for Final

Remember: your final research proposals are due by the end of our regularly scheduled exam period (23 December, 10:15-12:15a)! If you want to turn it in early, just leave it in my mailbox in the Sociology Department in North Hall.

For Tomorrow, 12/9 (URBS)

December 8, 2014
  1. David Madden, ‘Revisiting the End of Public Space: Reassembling the Public in an Urban Park’, City & Community 9, no. 2 (2010), pp. 187-207*

For Tomorrow, 12/9 (METH)

December 8, 2014
  1. Booth et al., ‘Revising Your Organization and Argument’ (Ch. 14)
  2. Great news! Our guest speaker has confirmed, and he’s excited to share his writing tips with you.

p.s. Here, I think, is the lengthy disserta–er, blog post I mentioned in class that presents exhaustive visual analysis of the final episode of The Sopranos. (FWIW, a longtime Sopranos critic disagrees, largely for reasons that I also found compelling. I tried to find the blog post where I made my case, but it was so long ago that I think it was on my MySpace blog…!?)

For Tomorrow, 12/4 (URBS)

December 3, 2014
  1. Don Mitchell, ‘The S.U.V. Model of Citizenship: Floating Bubbles, Buffer Zones, and the Rise of the “Purely Atomic” Individual’ (Bridge & Watson 2010; PK: Michelle Urbina)

For Tomorrow, 12/4 (METH)

December 3, 2014
  1. Edward Tufte, ‘The Decision to Launch the Space Shuttle Challenger’, in Visual and Statistical Thinking: Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions (Graphics Press, 1997), pp. 17-30*
  2. Review for the Final

You may find this webpage from the Purdue Owl useful for thinking further about issues of ‘visual rhetoric’, especially the subordinate page on PowerPoint presentations.