Syllabus and Course Info Quiz

Syllabus and Course Info Take-Home Quiz

Instructions: Copy and past these questions into a new blog post on your WordPress site. Answer the questions, and when you’re done, submit the link to your new post using the submission form.


1. What are the major projects? In a bulleted list, provide links to the project descriptions for each of them.

Reading Response Projects
Annotated Bibliography
Built Environment Descriptions
Built Environment Analysis

2. How will your final grade be calculated?

  • Reading Responses (2, 50-250 points each, 100-500 points total)
  • Annotated Bibliographies (2, 5 entries=100-500 points, 10 entries=200-1000 points, 300-1500 points total)
  • Built Environment Descriptions (2, 250-500 points each, 500-1000 points total)
  • Built Environment Analysis (3 stages, Complete draft=500-1500 points, Presentation=250-1000 points, Revised final draft=250-1000, 1000-3500 points total)
  • General Participation: 300-???

3. What happens if you don’t complete one of the major projects?

  • Failure to complete any of the major projects will result in an automatic grade of “D” or lower. Meaning that you will have to re-take the class.

4. What is the “submission form” and how do you use it? Embed the form below your answer (hint: Google “embed Google form” to find out how).

  • The submission form is how you submit all of your work. To use it, you need to fill out each blank box with the appropriate information.

5. Embed the course calendar and weekly overview below this question.

6. Where on the course website can you find an overview of what’s due and the readings for each unit?

  • Under the section titled “Units Overview”

7. What is the best way to see an overview of what’s due each week?

  • Click on the “Units Overview” tab, find the current week, and then click on the “Readings” heading to see what the reading is for the week and what assignments are due.

8. What is the attendance policy?

  • Come to class. We meet in person only once a week. Every class is important. If you miss class you will miss something essential, and you should make an appointment or drop by during office hours to catch up. You will lose 100 points for unexcused absences. Arriving to class late may result in a deduction of 50-100 points.

9. What is one way you can lose points?

  • Arriving late to class.

10. What are my office hours, the office hours of the two community instructors, and how do you make an appointment to see one of us outside of  class?

  • Dr. Wharton’s Office Hours: T/Th 9-11 am, W 9-10 am, and by appointment. Use iScheduler to make an appointment.
  • Mrs. Paige Arrington’s Office Hours: M/W 1-3 pm
  • Ms. Jessica Rose’s Office Hours: M/W 10:30 am-12:30 pm

11. How do you earn participation credit? Provide a link to the instructions/guidelines for participation.

12. How many points can you earn by participating in or organizing a study group session?

  • 20 extra points

13. How can you be assured of earning an “A” in this course?

  • Complete all of the projects and assignments, come to class everyday and on time, and take advantage of the participation points and extra credit.

14. What are the minimum requirements for earning a passing grade of “C”?

  • If you complete and earn the minimum points for all of the major projects, complete all of the class prep, and attend every class, you will earn at least 2,200 points and a grade of “C.”

15. What do you do if you’re not sure how to document your participation in order to earn points?

  • Generally, you will do this by writing up your work as a blog post and submitting the link to your post via the submission form, or submitting a link to the exercises in Writer’s Help. This gives Dr. Wharton the opportunity to discuss the work with you and give you general feedback you can take to your work as a whole.

16. What are the Unit 1 readings and which one is your group assigned to focus on for the Unit 1 Reading Response?

  • Thomas Carter and Elizabeth Collins Cromley, “Introduction,” from Invitation to Vernacular Architecture. (group 1)
  • James Deetz, “Parting Ways,” from In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life. (group 2)
  • My group is assigned to focus on the second reading, “Parting Ways”

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