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"the way you do one thing is the way you do everything."--zen saying.

Attention all procrastinators and time-management-challenged students! Here are some great skills and break-the-cycle-of procrastination resources for you!





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Last updated May 11, 2016

For week of 16 May

. Congratulations on doing your Social Group research paper! Be sure to upload to Turnitin.com if you have not, and ASAP!

ONLY Monday-Weds. students use this login and password: Class ID 12416746
password: hurrah

ONLY Tuesday-Thurs. students use this login and password: Class ID 12416754
password: hurrah2


1. Frederick Douglass is now a free man, and working for the abolitionists! In your new spare time, you can read as much as you like, but the final exam will cover all chapters assigned so far, and this last batch: Read Part II, chapters 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 (numbering may differ but whatever is first chapter in Part II in your book is chapter 1 here; count from there, please.). Please keep a themes list to study for the final, and it will be due in class for all chapters read on Weds/Thursday May 18/19.

2. Look over your final exam study sheet, given out in class and also linked to this website under tests, above. Catch up on all reading, identify areas you need help on during our class study sessions, and set aside time now over the coming weeks to review and reallly learn the material. Check out the Curve of Forgetting article, with tips near the end, to help you learn how to best learn.

Final exam schedule: Tuesday May 24 from 1-3 p.m. and Weds. May 25 from 10:30-12:30 p.m. Don't miss! Bring paper! And come to our regular classroom.

My finals week office hours are minimal: Tuesday May 24 from 12:30-1 and 3-3:30, and Weds. May 25 from 10-10:30 and 12:30-1 p.m.

For week of 9 May

1. Your final draft for your Social Group research paper is due on Weds.-Thursday next week. Please do your best to get to one or more rough draft clinics as they really help!You will turn a paper copy in in class, and an online version at Turnitin.com

Rough Draft Clinic dates: Thurs. May 5, 10-11 ONLY (sorry--can't do 4 p.m.); Monday May 9, 2:15-4, Tuesday May 10, 10-11 a.m.

2. Four more short chapters in which Frederick Douglass gains his freedom with great effort. Read Chapters 21, 22, 23, and 24--Escape from Slavery, Escape from Slavery again (written later). Life as a Freeman, and Introduced to the Abolitionists, in case your chapter numbering starts over with Part II. Keep your themes list for each chapter; it will be a huge help in studying for the final exam. .



Also note: you can now get online writing help (almost as good as coming to my rough draft clinics, so do both!) from the Writing Center. Students register with the Writing Center at gavilan.mywconline.net and then upload their papesr. When students upload their papers, they’ll be asked to describe the assignment and what kind of help they are looking for. A trained writing assistant will respond to the student writer within 24 hours.