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Gov A 3/9/10

{summary} Word is there's problems with turnitin.com. ARGH!!!! I went in this morning and I got two different ID's. Now, it looks like we're one off. Try this one. I'll work with you. Sorry you're having troubles. I'm sick of turnitin.com also. Here's the information you need to do that: Class Name: GOVAB 2011-12 Class ID: 4565458 Password: govab2012

Gov A 3/7/12

{summary} Hey! Bonus News! Turnitin.com is up and running! That means you must have your essays submitted in order to turn hard copies in on Friday. Make sure you do this. Other wise, no credit. Here's the information you need to do that: Class Name: GOVAB 2011-12 Class ID: 4565458 Password: govab2012 There are two assignment places for you to turn in your papers: 1. Campaign Director Strategy Essay 2. Campaign Director Vice President Essay Remember, if you're happy with your Content Knowledge average, you need not write a separate Vice President Essay but may include that information in your strategy essay. See the previous posting for a revised grade sheet on how to add that to your strategy essay. Also, remember, for those of you who have volunteered to come in early on Friday morning, make sure you're there on time. 7:55 am. See you then!

Gov A 3/6/12

{summary} Revision of Requirements for Final Project: ♦Add a paragraph about balancing the ticket with your vice presidential choice only if you're happy with your grade in the content knowledge category. (If you're not, make sure you write a separate essay about the Vice Presidential choice as we had originally planned. This is now optional.) New Scoring Guides for Your Choices of Assignments: Strategy_Essay_Criteria_Checklist_2012_with_Vice_President.doc Strategy_Essay_Criteria_Checklist_2012_without_Vice_President.doc Grade_Sheet_for_VP_Essay.doc Here are some interesting links: Super Tuesday Delegates at Stake Primary Schedule Super Pacs at Open Secrets.org

Gov A 3/5/12

{summary} Today students received a more detailed grading sheet for the strategy essay, Strategy_Essay_Criteria_Checklist_2012.doc and we went over it in terms of how to organize the essay. We also talked about theme, target and tone. I also showed students an excellent website to help with APSA style: APSA at Trincoll. This one website should help you more than anything. We also chose students willing to discuss Friday morning. Those students who've committed to come in Friday morning at 7:55 for their groups are: Maggie, Izak, Jessica, Kirstie, Christina, Odessa, Torin, Julian, Elsa, and Jesse. If for any reason you are not going to be able to make it, you need to let me know well ahead of time so I can get a replacement.

Gov A 3/5/12

{summary} Today students received a more detailed grading sheet for the strategy essay, Strategy_Essay_Criteria_Checklist_2012.doc and we went over it in terms of how to organize the essay. We also talked about theme, target and tone. I also showed students an excellent website to help with APSA style: APSA at Trincoll

Gov A 3/2/12

{summary} Today we finished the discussion of the process of running for president with these slides: Running_for_President_3_2_12.pdf. We also talked about how the electoral college works using these slides: Electoral_College_Slide_Show_Gov_A_3_2_12.pdf Students should be working of their preparations for the final. Clarification--the strategy paper should be between 1 1/2 and 2 pages in length. (Double spaced)

Gov A 3/1/12

{summary} Here are the notes for today: Running_for_President_3_1_12.pdf. Also, we talked about next week's final assignments. I have moved the due dates to the day when you have the graded discussion. You will be required to upload both of the written assignments to turnitin.com prior to turning them in. Remember, that is required. If they are not on turnitin.com, I will not accept them.

Gov A 2/27/12

{summary} Today students received a new packet on campaigns and elections. I talked briefly about the final, which I'll hand out tomorrow. It is a campaign director project. We had a work day today, giving students the period to read the new packet. This packet should be read by Wednesday (interactively). Tomorrow at lunch is the make-up Socratic Seminar for the Dixit/Haidt Socratic Seminar we had prior to break. Make sure you're there if you missed it.
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